Explore the most popular trails in Daingerfield State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

The park offers picnicking; camping; boating (5 MPH speed limit); fishing; swimming in an unsupervised swimming area; hiking; and nature study. A seasonal concession (March - October) rents pedal boats and canoes. Tours may be arranged by special request. Year-round boat rentals are available.

11 days ago

The trail is rated Challenging and it was. We hiked up however we opted for hiking to the bathrooms then back down the lesser slope. The alternative slope was just to steep for our comfort with the beginner hiking equipment we have. We ran into a family with children at the top that had hiked off course onto private property. The trail is not clearly marked so be aware of where you are going. Overall we enjoyed the hike and look forward to hiking it again.

1 month ago

Pretty good trail around the lake. Lots of ticks but, it is east Texas. Places to stop and sit to rest.

It was nice went to “Mountain view” and around the whole lake and back in 2 hours, it was beautiful but the expectation was different, cost $4 per person, but very beautiful.

great hike with my pet. the trails are very well maintained.great family picnin spot

Beautiful trail around a lake, well shaded and maintained, and easy to hike. Geocaches are planted along the trail for those who like to hunt them, especially when hiking with children. Bring some swag for swapping and a pen.

Daingerfield State park is a hidden treasure!

8 months ago

Shady easy trail. Mud in some areas. Fun to watch people playing in the water.

Very enjoyable for my dog and myself.

We had a great time on this trail. Beautiful mountain top view and scenery. Definitely a win.

I've completed this loop and variations of it multiple times. Long enough to your daily dose of exercise, beautiful with its mountain top view combined with stroll around the lake.

Tue Jan 01 2019

This is rated a 'challenging' hike by the TWPD and is labeled so on their park map. Why? Because there's a huge ascent/descent from the summit of the mountain. Not kid friendly on that part. Be prepared.

on Rustling Leaves Trail

Tue Jan 01 2019

It was a spectacular sunny winter day. The lake was gorgeous as was the trail. Despite a major rainstorm the night before, the trail was relatively dry except for a few places where you had to take your time going through the puddle. Please make sure you stop at the CCC damn to see the magnificent waterfalls. We hiked this in both directions. Great for dogs.

Fri Dec 21 2018

Took my girls(10 & 6) on their first hike today. They had the best time! Hopefully the first of many

A great place to start kids both hiking or mountain biking. The lake is spring fed and generally cooler than any water around but the swimming area gets crowded.

Mon Aug 06 2018

Great walk around the park lake not many hills tall old trees picnic spot a half way around

This is an easy, but beautiful trail that features a nice waterfall when rain is plentiful. It doesn’t have a lot of elevation change, but combining the two trails, Mountain View Trail & Rustling Leaves Trail provides a nice hike.

Fri Mar 23 2018

Some elevation changes and great scenery make this short trail a lot of fun

love this trail

Sun Jan 21 2018

Our family just started hiking and this is our very first trail. Great experience with our two 8 year old daughters!

The Rustling leaves trail was great. the Mountain view was awesome as well however, it's not well marked and there are several side trails not on the map. we will do it again soon!

Sat Jul 15 2017

The hill in the middle makes for a good challenge if you are looking for a moderate trail run. It was steeper than I expected for northeast Texas.

Great for walking. I would not try a run as there are many tree roots.

Sat Jan 30 2016

Easy fun hike, good scenery, plenty of photo opps.

Mon Jan 04 2016

Dangerfield State Park is one of my favorite State Parks. It is close enough to where I live to go on day outings. I have hiked Rustling Leaves trail around the lake many times. It is a pretty easy hike with lots to see along the way. In the fall it is absolutely beautiful when all the trees are turning.

Fri Jul 03 2015

We hiked the Rustling Leaves Trail (2.5 miles) around Little Pine Lake in Daingerfield State Park with our 3 boys, ages 3, 6, and 8. For hiking with the kids, this was a great trail. The trail was well cleared and well marked and was relatively flat. I would rate this trail as easy. The views are pretty all along the trail. The state park also has a swimming beach and kayak/canoe/paddle boat rentals.

I was pleasantly surprised by this park, I didn't expect the trails to be much more than a "nature path" however the majority was legit trail. There is actually more than 2.5 Miles of trail at the park however the primarily used trail is the loop around the lake which does measure in at approximately 2.5 miles. There are three other less than one mile spur trails off the main loop however they were blocked from burn off debris earlier in the year. Judging from the marks on the trail there is a good deal of bicycle traffic as well as hiking. The majority of the trail is single track. I would rate the trail as easy-moderate depending on your physical ability, the trail would be difficult but manageable for my 8 year old to bicycle. Overall, I would likely return to this area for a good easy run.

Fri Jan 03 2014

The lake trail is very pretty and easy enough for a 5 year old. There are benches thru-out for resting and enjoying the views. The mountain view trail outer loop is best for a billy goat! Some very steep, to the point of sliding down, so be prepared.

Sat Apr 06 2013

Great place to spend a day with family!

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