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hiking
2 days ago

I loved it!

My girlfriend and I came into check out the park. We approached the gate 45 mins before it closed to be told it was closed. My girlfriend had to go to the restroom and approached what looked like a restroom for the booth to be yelled at to turn around and leave.

That was what clenched this terrible experience. I can't believe she yelled at us and told us to leave. We had plenty of time for her to go to the restroom and make a few miles.

Please save yourself the time and heartache. The trails looked beautiful in all trails and we were excited to hit up the canyon ridge trail but we are never going back and you shouldn't either. Never go here. The hours are terrible too. Why close at 5.

Also if you have an iPhone you will be sent to a random road that will never take you to the park.

trail running
8 days ago

Best trail system around, hands down.

We tried to go hiking but all of the trails were flooded. It didn't say anything about it on the park website. so if you're driving any sort of distance, I would suggest to call the park if it has been raining a lot. Other wise, the fall colors on that area are gorgeous.

Made it about halfway down (very muddy) trail when it dead ended into water. Trail was okay, nothing particularly interesting other than some short side trails. Bugs weren't terrible, but it was in the low 60s. It wasn't bad, but nothing worth coming back to.

My friend and I, both 60 year old women, just hiked from Juniper Point to Rock Creek on Monday and Tuesday, Oct 29 and 30, 2018, spending Monday night in a campsite just before the east Lost Loop entrance. We had to bushwhack around or walk through water, sometimes chest high, over 15 times. We lost count. We had to walk around a rattlesnake fairly close to Rock Creek. The trail was mostly well marked. There a few places we had to figure out. I wish all the camp sites had signs and were on a map. I wish there were mile markers occasionally. It was tough but we enjoyed it. 7 hours first day and 6 hours the second day. We parked cars on both ends. We were really surprised Rock Creek was in a gated community but they gave us the code. They were friendly about it on both ends. I don't understand why All Trails calls it a 10 mile out and back. It is much longer than that. It goes all the way to Paw Paw Trailhead close to Lake Texoma Marina, west of Rock Creek Marina. I understand the section from Rock Creek Marina to Paw Paw isn't in very good condition at this time.

Nice trail. Some trash. But not too bad
Very wet today
Nice and rocky along w varied trail

Great trails.

Probably one of the best trails I’ve hiked so far. Rough terrain with steep hills and lots of mud. Great view of the lake, beautiful scenery, and no trash was seen at all.

It is a very popular location, so expect to come into contact with others. Dogs not allowed, but we brought our dog with no problem. We also saw deer on the path two separate times roughly 10 yds ahead of us.

hiking
21 days ago

Great place for a fun hike with friends.

it was a great trail, just be advised that due to the rain certain parts of the trail may not be accessible, so you'll have to walk off the trail and through some brush

To all of the hikers who think this trail would be better without all of the mountain bikers, this trail wouldn't exist if not for the bikers. DORBA (Dallas Off Road Bike Association) created and maintains the trail. Thank the bikers as they pass you for providing such a gem in the DFW metroplex.

hiking
1 month ago

This is my new go-to trail with my dog. Free to get in during the day at the Murrell Park entrance. I would consider this a mountain biking trail that allows hikers. Lots of bikes! Make sure you don’t have headphones in so you can hear the bikers coming up behind you. Everyone has been very friendly when passing and let you know how many are behind them and when it’s clear to keep walking. Definitely worth exploring!
The trail is narrow and one way with spots to turn around if you don’t want to do the whole loop.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail, will definitely be back. Happened upon this one because the first trail we went to was closed. Bike traffic, but nothing bad, all bikers were courteous. Walked about 7 miles of the trails today, will more than likely go back next weekend and do a different portion.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail for a easy hike. However, I can’t understate the level of biblical swarms of mosquitos that accompany this entire trail. Unless it is below 50 degrees or windy you may not want to attempt this hike. We kept to a forced march pace and were still harassed constantly. Yes we were wearing long sleeves and covered in deet. We saw several deer and a herd of hogs on our Saturday morning trek.

walking
1 month ago

Way too many mosquitoes as a result of recent rains and warm weather made it unpleasant. Even covered with bug spray we didn’t make it far before turning back. Will try again when the temps drop. Saw a group of hikers turn around almost immediately—now I know why the parking lot was empty even though it was a beautiful day.

backpacking
1 month ago

It was hot. Started at Juniper and hiked to Eagles Roost. Trail became difficult to find. Backtracked to 5 mile camp which was great for the little breeze coming off the lake. Sleeping deep in the trees would have been HOT. Pretty good for an overnight trip so close to Dallas. Watch out for snakes. Copperheads and Cottenmouths especially. There’s lots of tall grass and water-level dips where you can, and we nearly did, step on one.

backpacking
1 month ago

I have done this trail many times over the past year. I used it December to February as a training hike for the AT. This trail should not be listed as 14.4 miles. if you begin at Juniper Point and hike to Rock Creek Resort and marina, you have about 10.1 miles. The 4 miles beyond that are basically impassable and should be deleted from the map. I reached out to the caretaker of this trail on several.occasions last year to assist him in marking the last 4 miles of the trail to no avail. He isn't willing to mark it properly and he isn't willing to do any clearing. don't waste your time and effort. Stop at Rock Creek and turn around for a 20 mile hike or have a pick up scheduled for that point.

hiking
1 month ago

Love this place. It's right off of Denton Hwy so be careful or you'll miss the entrance. Not suitable for strollers or young children.
Make sure you bring bug spray! I was being attacked my mosquitoes constantly. I had my dog with me and he loved it. Some parts are a little tricky, but its also a bit muddy right now.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trails, not difficult but still had elevation. Beautiful scenery all around!!

Cost: $7 per person.

Need I say more? Other states don't charge money to walk around in nature.

trail running
2 months ago

The first 3 miles of this trail are beautiful and amazing. The farther in you go, the less maintained it is. The super tall grass on either side has fallen in many places and the trail is often obscured by fallen branches and such. I also got a tick bite on this trail. Nothing against the trail there, just be vigilant! Also around mile 4 ish there is so much trash! Everything from trash bags to tires to an old refrigerator.

trail running
2 months ago

enjoyed what I was able to do, but it is severely overgrown after about a mile and a half. I switched over to the trail on the other side because there was no way around the dense overgrowth. there is also an excessive amount of trash on this trail. if I was out to hike for beauty, it would have bugged me. but since I was just trying to run through, it wasn't terrible.

trail running
2 months ago

Very easy trail. About 85% of it is under shade.

trail running
2 months ago

Great challenge for beginner/intermediate trail runners. Will put you in your place after a full 7 mile plus route. Easy for just hiking. Clean, wildlife abundant especially at dusk, and quiet away from the city noise. One of the best we have in DFW.

mountain biking
2 months ago

Awesome trail for mountain biking! . Will definitely keep let you know how good a shape your cardio is in!!!

I thoroughly enjoy this park! I do have severe asthma and these trails have the perfect amount hills and flat land for me. I'm training myself for long backpacking trip and I'm so glad I have 7-8 miles of trails close to me. Beware if it get close to 105 degrees make sure you have plenty of water. I met too many people not prepared.

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome place to get a glimpse of what the woods can bring. Peace and quiet. Love the trails and scenery. Be on the watch out for the bikers!

2 months ago

Good low volume trail

hiking
2 months ago

Really like this trail. Lots of trees and shade which is awesome in the summertime.

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