Looking for a great trail in Possum Kingdom State Park, Texas? AllTrails has 9 great hiking trails, walking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 5 easy trails in Possum Kingdom State Park ranging from 0.7 to 1.5 miles and from 1,000 to 1,341 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!


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Activities include camping, picnicking, lake swimming, fishing, hiking, biking, nature study, boating, and water skiing.

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16 days ago

1 month ago

If you start on the entrance by the bathrooms it turns into a bit of a scramble at the end. There is quite a bit of mud at the top of the ridge.

2 months ago

This half-mile trail is a kaleidoscope of hiking adventure! It features rugged, steep terrain; largely shaded trail; grassy ridge line; two spectacular scenic overlooks; and an impressive, rocky outcrop of climbable boulders. Short, challenging, and delightful!

Very well maintained, has some elevation changes, and bucolic views. The wildlflowers are coming in strong now. There are another 4-5 miles of trail that could be incorporated into this hike. Only downsides are the signage is a bit confusing (I got turned around once) and it is never truly isolated.

3 months ago

There’s a $4 entrance fee per person. There’s a few nice views, but it’s nothing spectacular or worth paying for. There are plenty other options to take in the captivating view of Possum Kingdom lake.

4 months ago

Excellent incline and views at the top. Careful coming down. It’s easy to take the wrong path and end up on the WRONG SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN!

5 months ago

Nice trail with a little bit of elevation change and several lookouts with good views of Possum Kingdom lake. Came out on a nice Wednesday in February and didn’t see another person during my 4.7 mile hike.

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

Monday, April 30, 2018

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!

Saturday, February 17, 2018

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.

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