Cross Timbers Hiking Trail

MODERATE 89 reviews

Cross Timbers Hiking Trail is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked point-to-point trail located near Gordonville, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
12.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1719 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Point to Point

dog friendly

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

lake

wildlife

blowdown

muddy

over grown

rocky

washed out

Entry fee of $5 per person.

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
13 days ago

13 days ago

Who ever maintains the trail is doing great.

hiking
16 days ago

Great views and the elevation changes keep it interesting. Water available if you have a filtration system. Spots for primitive camping in several locations. The last time we hiked the trail we were a bit disappointed that we weren't able to go as far as we liked due to a section of the trail being impassable. We'll come back after the storm debris is cleared up. Great trail!

26 days ago

backpacking
1 month ago

I went with my 16 year old daughter for a two day hike, and we loved it. The weather was great (overcast) which made it nice, and it was just hard enough to get tired, not to be overwhelmed. We did primitive camping on the lake after starting at Cedar Bayou, and finished on the peninsula near Paw Paw Creek Rd. The trail is not marked completely in every part (and in some places is over-marked) so we ended up doing a loop once that landed us back on the trail we had already hiked. It was not bad, though, and there was a lot of beauty on the way.

2 months ago

I have backpacked this trail many times over the years. It's great and can be somewhat difficult. It's middle of nowhere, no cell phone signal so be prepared, something happens you're miles from vehicle.

backpacking
2 months ago

Nice hike, great out door experience, lots of ups and downs. Several camp sites for overnight camping and fishing. Great for overnight backpackers if you don't mind an out and back.

2 months ago

Even in July not too bad, definitely hot but bugs were definitely bare able, needs some blow down clean up from spring storms. Cool views of lake and decent breeze.

hiking
3 months ago

backpacking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. Having spent most of my hiking life on secluded trails in the Rocky Mountains, it was somewhat different to be hiking past houses and marinas. Great views and plenty of wildlife!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked in 2. miles from Rock Creek today. Nice trial overgrown in places due to recent heavy rains, but the mason lids were a godsend to keep you on the trial. This side was easy with little elevation.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
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backpacking
6 months ago

Absolutely loved this trail. 3 days and 2 nights hiking most of the trail. Lots of elevation change and several wilderness campsites. Water is easily accessible if you have a filtration system. I can't wait to go back!