Looking for a great trail in Ray Roberts Lake State Park, Texas? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, mountain biking trails, running 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 8 easy trails in Ray Roberts Lake State Park ranging from 1.4 to 17.7 km and from 146 to 215 meters above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Ray Roberts Lake State Park is an extensive 30,000-acre reservoir that includes nine units, but only three are developed: the Isle du Bois unit, Johnson Branch unit, and Greenbelt Corridor. This park is sure to have something for everyone in your family or friend group. The Isle du Bois unit is located on the south side of the lake and opened in 1993. The Johnson Branch unit is on the north side of the lake and opened in 1996. The Greenbelt Corridor is a 20-mile multi-use trail and it opened in 1999. There are six satellite parks which include the Jordan Unit, Pond Creek, Pecan Creek, Buck Creek, Sanger, and Elm Fork. This area includes Wildlife Management Areas, wetlands, and waterfowl sanctuaries. Visitors can camp, hike, bike, camp, horseback ride, geocache, swim, paddle, take photography, nature watch, or backpack - all at the Ray Roberts Lake State Park! The lake is 29,000 acres and has all types of fish for anglers, including: crappie, catfish, and white bass. There is a full service marina with boat storage which includes rentals. The 20-mile Greenbelt Corridor runs from the Ray Roberts Dam to Lake Lewisville, and there are 12-miles for equestrian use, and 10-miles are specifically for hiking and bike use. Jordan Branch and Isle du Bois have some paved trails. The park is in the Eastern Cross Timbers and it has three ecoregions giving life to more than 300 species of plants. The Eastern Cross Timbers is filled with dense groves of oak trees, cedar elm, and winged elm. There are also pocket prairies. The different ecosystems support all types of wildlife, including: deer, opossums, rabbits, bats, beavers, coyotes, and bobcats. There are also a variety of fish, birds, insects, and reptiles. Come enjoy a day at Ray Roberts Lake State Park!

Decent paved trail. There were more bikers than I anticipated and the trail is little too narrow than I’d like as I went to walk with my dog which is only reason it got 3 stars. Not much to look at during trail other than houses and apartments. It is nice if you want some extra mileage in for a run or walk.

Hiked from 428 parking to 455 parking and back. After a week of heavy rains the path was still hikable though sometimes muddy. Turkey vultures and an armadillo was the highlight of our hike. It's a hidden gem still not too far from the northern part of the metroplex. The southern part (428 to 380) is closed due to flooding.

running
flooded
muddy
17 days ago

Typically a great paved loop, recent rain has flooded at least one 30yd portion. Runoff has left other spots of the pavement covered in dirt at the very least. Park staff is usually very good about maintaining the trail should be clear after a few days of sun!

Most of the trails were closed as of now for flooding. You can still get around 2milw little hike in by walking back and forth, just not in the woodsy area as every tril was under water.

hiking
flooded
muddy
25 days ago

Walked the east side of the river this time. From FM428 headed north (East side) the trial is flooded at 1.5 miles.

Hiked the day after it rained. It was pretty muddy but it's a good trail.

hiking
27 days ago

Peaceful, quiet, clean.

This was such a good trail! Some of it paved and other parts not. Overall it was really well kept area and so beautiful. We saw 5-6 armadillos running around plus plenty of birds too. Saw some people fishing at the spillway area and there are some nice looking spots down the river for fishing too. Our pups enjoyed it too! There were some fields to play with the armadillos in and a couple of swimming spots for them to cool off at

easy trail. we went further

hiking
fee
1 month ago

Easy but long walk. perfect for a some February day in Tx. Occasionally, we felt swept away to northern New Mexico in the summer.

I had a ton of fun wearing out my dog! an easy paved trail, with just enough incline.

hiking
blowdown
flooded
muddy
1 month ago

Pleasant trail, but much of it impassable due to flooding. Another reviewer implies flooding due to lack of maintenance. With all due respect—it’s a floodplain, with creeks running through it. You get a lot of rain (as we have recently), it’s gonna flood. Right now, it’s like two short out and back hikes. Enough for around an hour of relaxed walking. A bit muddy in parts.

Trail was in good condition. It’s primarily a gravel path, so it shouldn’t ever be in bad shape. With all the rain the last few weeks, it had all drained off the pathways.

Easy walk with concrete the entire length. Some elevation but nice to be able to walk that distance at the park in your sneakers.

great trail

Good trail, clean, and kept well. Only passed one other hiker and no cyclists.

Great trail. We hiked it with our kids ages 6,8,10.

hiking
1 month ago

It is shaded most of the part. Several folks passed by. Very lightly trafficked at this time of year. The section closer to trail head has gravels. Rest is natural earth trail. At the start and one way end there are enough sections to view the lake. Trail head has rest room that is open. Along the trail there are three restrooms that are closed at this time. Please note this trail is inside state park so an one time entry fee or annual pass is needed to get in. It is great trail, highly recommended, especially for folks who want to compose poems in the winter :).

hiking
off trail
1 month ago

Nice, easy gravel trail. You can start from either HWY 428 or 455. As other reviews have said, south of HWY 428 remains closed. It’s nice and wide so bikers and hikers can share the path. Goes for 4 miles, first mile coming from the north is tree covered, but the other 3 miles has no shade, running along fields with livestock—nice to see while on the trail. There’s an equestrian trail on the east side of the river but it was closed.

hiking
muddy
no shade
2 months ago

It’s an alright small trail. Runs into a fishing area. Good small walk for folks with infants. Parking is along side the road it’s on. Not a good trail for folks who would like to get a workout in. Scenery is decent. Good amount of senior citizens in the area as well.

hiking
rocky
2 months ago

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