Sister Grove Park Trail

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Sister Grove Park Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Princeton, TX that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from October until November.

2.9 miles 150 feet Loop

birding

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mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

wild flowers

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bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

A 5.4 mile loop trail through the woods of Sister Grove Park. Sister Grove Trail is a 5.4 mile loop trail through the woods of Sister Grove Park. It runs in an forest-clearing-forest-clearing fashion with heavy winding through the terrain to increase its length. The trail starts off innocently enough with a pretty meander near a small pond - and is quite well maintained toward its head - but as the end of the first mile approaches the undergrowth begins to start encroaching. For the majority of the trail the abundant poison ivy (I mean, it IS Texas) is too close for comfort. There are also a great many insects including quite a few territorial wasps that will aggressively buzz your face. Tall hikers beware! Whoever maintains this trail is SHORT! You will be crouching most of the way! There is wildlife on this trail. The VERY welcome meadow portions feature beautiful butterflies, dragon and damselflies, rodents, rabbits, and birds. The flora here is also quite beautiful - grasses and wildflowers depending on the season. The forests are DENSE, but there is animal life here too. BEAUTIFUL black/yellow garden spiders spin magnificent webs (albeit ACROSS the trail). If you're quiet and avoid crunching fallen plant debris you might glimpse a coyote or possum, both of which inhabit this area. All in all, the lack of trail maintenance puts a big damper on what could be an awesome hike.

1 month ago

We love these trails. There are actually 4 loops to choose from and you can link them together for longer hikes. We go several times a week and have done all 4 on many occasions. Beautiful and peaceful...love looking for wildlife.

walking
3 months ago

Safari Trail has a few shut downs within so we added the Dog Loop for a grand total of 3.1 miles in one hour. Enjoyable...wear bug spray! Watch out for the dog lady who has approximately 20 charging dogs. They're friendly and will eventually leave you alone. The lady is one of the volunteers who helps maintain the trails! Eventually the puppies

hiking
4 months ago

hiking
1 year ago

Had a great hike with my 11 and 8 year old sons. Good trails for kids and adults to enjoy. Only issue we had was a woman had 18-20 (not exaggerating) unleashed dogs that semi-attacked us. Scratched and jumped at us. No bites, but it got out of control. Took a good 3 to 4 minutes for her to get her dogs of off my children and me. Two came back ten minutes later on the trail. Kids are very hesitant to hike now.

walking
2 years ago

This is a great trail. It has always been kept up, and the trails are very scenic. We walk and run this trail on average of 3 times per month. We have seen deer, large bird, and other wild life.

mountain biking
2 years ago

Hello from your DORBA trail steward. Y'all quit crying about "ruts" and come ride this trail. lol. We've been busting our grass on trail work this year. Come get some! Connect on DORBA org . If you can, join our trail work efforts for repairs and maintenance.

mountain biking
3 years ago

Fun

mountain biking
3 years ago

I rate this trail low because we we made the drive up from Dallas from the review and took a chance since there were no good pics. The trail mostly a rut that is 8 to 12 inch wide and 6 to 12 inch deep very hard to pedal without pedals hitting side. I ride a 29er and still hit. My daughter 9 years old it was un-rideable. She is no pro but can burn up Harry Moss and Horseshoe trails. The sister grove loop was ok and the lake loop was all rut. Lovely place what a shame oh well we try another trail next week

mountain biking
4 years ago

This is a great starter trail for all mountain bikers. This one is perfect for a first time biker, I started on this trail as advice from a friend who has been biking for years. It's a little overgrown and there are areas where trees are laying on the path but it's good and teaches you to respond quickly. There is working being done on the back half of the trail so I'm curious to see what they will do to
It. Overall it's a little rough bc of the overgrowth but a good trail to learn on.

hiking
5 years ago

Worst trail ever, but could be cool if maintained.