Explore the most popular birding trails in Possum Kingdom 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.

Undiscovered jewel for hiking. Much of it is through thick juniper but you get a good amount of hills and lake views.

My favorite trails in N. Texas. Awesome fast and flowing downhills make the climbs well worth the effort. Fairly challenging and not for the timid.

kicked my butt. great trail.

west Texas scrubbery with scenic lake views

Great trail! Ups and downs, branches out, great views.. watch out for snakes though .. I had a waaay too close encounter with a rattler.

Great changes in elevation. Well maintained.

Great trail! We loved the different elevations, it allowed us to see some incredible views. Majority of the trail is shaded which allows you to enjoy the hike even in the hot summer days. There was also different lookout spots to capture some awesome views of the lake.

Possums Revenge 56k
Great trail, good climbs with scenery and views that makes it worth it.

Agree that the map is incomplete, trail goes further west, just shy of 17 miles total on the full loop

Well kept trail and the view from the back side at sunset was amazing.

The scenic outlook was absolutely beautiful!!! Will be back again!!! Kids enjoyed the hike as well!

An exciting hike w/ kids ❤️

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Easy trail that took less an hour to do. Pretty views and some inclines/declines made for great hike

Trail map is incomplete.
Trails continue west out onto the peninsula from the trails currently shown on the map
There are approximately 16 miles of trails. Great views and elevation changes to keep things interesting

Moderate trails, beautiful views. Make sure and bring water as you won't find any on the trail. Too many people hiking with aggressive dogs off leash and smoking on trails (lots of cigarette butts on trails, guess the recent fires didn't make an impact on them) It's a shame folks don't follow rules and put others and the area at risk.

A great workout. Fairly easy to follow. There are a couple trail forks that can be confusing but you are just walking around a big hill. So a mapping app on your phone will keep you on route. Took a while to understand the naming of the trails.
Lots to see. I love the sites along the trail that show how nature shapes our earth with wind and rain.
The trails are a workout. Take plenty of water. Be prepared. Be honest with yourself about your physical condition.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

We enjoyed the hike as a family. We were able to borrow a junior pack for our son. made the hike fun as he looked for animal tracks and searched for birds.

Starting the hike from Bug Beach, the trail was full of tall weeds with burs that were completely covering our shoes and sticking into our skin between the tops of our hiking boots and knees. Less than 100 yards in we had to turn around. Maintaining the trail is a necessity for it to be usable for hikers. No wonder NO ONE was hiking the Possum Kingdom trails.

Compared to trails in Dallas, I'd rate these trails hard. The views were awesome and the hike was just the right amount of challenging.

Many beautiful views and the trail is very scenic. I liked the informational signs and the general upkeep of the trail. Went a few months ago with my GSD and had a pretty bad rattlesnake scare, so definitely keep an eye on and off the trail and especially on what are usually tree roots crossing the path.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Very nice

Beautiful scenery. Saw several deer. The elevation is very gradual so it wasn't as tough as I thought it would be.

love these trails. They get the heart pumping and the scenery is some of the best in North texas.

Great trails, well blazed, great views, no crowds.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

trail good for scenery and leisurely walk with dog and novice hiker

trail running
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

We love to run these trails! They are tough & technical, but you are rewarded with great views!!!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Fun day swimming, hiking and picnicking. This lake would be better if we had a boat, but the kids still had fun. The trail was a great climb and had an awesome view of the lake.

Monday, January 25, 2016

It was amazing!!! I recommend it to anyone who is a starter. Good for beginners right up to expert

Monday, March 18, 2013

Possum Kingdom State Park is on the south/west side of the lake. We were there in the middle of June 2011. The temperature each day was about 105. It was very uncomfortable during the day. Whatever you wanted to do, it needed to be done in the morning before it got too hot. The whitetail deer are plentiful in this area, and are a pleasure to watch.

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