Dogwood Canyon Trail is a 7.1 kilometer heavily trafficked loop trail located near Valley View, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 7.1 km Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

camping

hiking

horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

bird watching

forest

lake

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

rocky

washed out

fee

This is inside a state park - there is a one-time entry fee or purchase an annual pass.

26 days ago

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

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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.

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1 month ago

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

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1 month ago

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

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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 :).

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2 months ago

Trail was in good condition. Large number of loops so be careful to make sure you are on the trail you want to be on. $7 gate fee per person FYI

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3 months ago

Nice trail. Good condition. Plenty of room for bikes and hikers

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3 months ago

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over grown
7 months ago

Lots of spiders and webs and the loop section is really overgrown this time of year (late August).

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9 months ago

I went in early morning and got to be the guy that took out all the spider webs. Seriously, I'm not spider-averse, but it was a ridiculous amount of spider webs to power through. I was covered by the time I got back. I had to get a large branch and wave it in front of me when I walked to clear out webs. Still got a facefull of webs. Large swarms of big biting horse flies too. Trail is listed as a loop but it's really an out-and-back with a little lolipop at the end. Not all that scenic; I saw neither dogwoods or canyons.

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9 months ago

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9 months ago

Had a blast on the trail. A couple spots had some water that you’ll definitely get your feet nice and wet but overall dry and not too muddy. Which is surprising with all the rain we’ve been getting.

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10 months ago

Moderate trail, was not crowded (I ran into one other person). southern tip was slightly flooded. Lots of shade.

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muddy
washed out
11 months ago

Lame

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