Cooper Lake State Parks Trail is a 6.3 mile loop trail located near Klondike, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking and mountain biking.
Directions from Commerce, TX: (Reaching the Doctors Creek Unit) Travel east from Commerce on State Highway 24 to Cooper, then from Cooper, east for 1 mile on State Highway 154, then south for 2 miles on FM 1529 to the park entrance; or north from Interstate 30 at Exit 122 on the west side of Sulphur Springs for 14 miles on State Highway 19, then west on County Road 4795 for 2 miles to the Corps of Engineers office, cross the lake dam and drive 1/2 mile further to the park entrance.To reach South Sulphur Unit, travel north from Interstate 30 at Exit 122 on the west side of Sulphur Springs for 10 miles on State Highway 19, then west on State Highway 71 for 4 miles, then north for 1 mile on FM 3505 to the park entrance, or east from Commerce on State Highway 71 for 16 miles, then north for 1 mile on FM 3505 to the park entrance, or east from Cooper for 1 mile on State Highway 154, then south on FM 1529 for 5 miles ( cross the lake dam) to State Highway 19, then south for 5 miles to State Highway 71, then west for 4 miles to FM 3505, then north for 1 mile to the park entrance.
Pleasant hikes in both State parks. The Sulphur river unit is a little more challenging then the Doctor's creek unit. I have encountered wild pigs on the Sulphur river unit trails so be careful.
There are actually two Cooper lake locations. This site directs you to the Dr.'s Creek side. Not the South Sulphur side.
Dr.'s Creek trail review - This is a really simple trail. No hills or challenging maneuvers. If you are looking for a challenging bike ride you will find this pretty boring. If you want a simple stroll or walk this is a great trail. So easy the work hike doesn't fit it.
South Sulphur Trail review - This is a fun trail. It isn't too challenging, but it isn't so easy that its boring.Probably around 5 miles long, but I'm not sure. There are some great hills & slightly rough terrain. This trail is probably a 3 star. I wouldn't make a day trip just to visit this location, but if you are already in the area it is worth it.