Eisenhower State Park Trails

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Eisenhower State Park Trails is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Denison, 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.

6.5 miles
570 feet

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nature trips

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Directions from Dallas, TX: Travel along U.S. Highway 75 out of Dallas. Take Exit #72 to State Highway 91 North to Denison Dam to FM 1310 W and traveling 1.8 miles to Park Road 20 entrance

2 months ago

entrance was $5 x adult, trail was rocky and pretty easy, clear signs and maps, lovely scenery overall

4 months ago

Great hiking trail. Would rate as moderate in difficulty. Most of the trail has a tree canopy over it. There are points where the trail continues after road crossing. Trail is well-marked and several spots along the trail over spectacular views of Lake Texoma. There are areas with picnic tables if you want to pack a lunch. There are bathrooms that are accessible at a few points on the trail. Hiked in early October and it was a perfect time.

4 months ago

One of the best hikes within a 1 1/2 hours of DFW. Some decent terrain, but nothing too strenuous. Despite the description, it is not a loop. Check your dog for ticks - mine picked one up here in the dead of winter.

5 months ago

I have been here a few times this week. Love the views and the terrain. Down side is they are not loops. But the views make up for it.

6 months ago

On a cooler day or early in the morning this would have been a great hike. The trail is very hilly and rugged with just enough challenge to make it worth the drive. Hiking shoes are more appropriate then runners for this trail. I will be back on a cooler day in the fall.

6 months ago

My husband and I went camping last weekend there. The trails are not hard, just long. No loops, overall the views are beautiful, the hike was great. There were few people on the trails saturday and none on Sunday. I enjoyed the hike:)

6 months ago

Great hiking place! It's probably the hardest hike around here, but I'm just starting and it was doable. Great views with water all around. Thankful for clear signage. Only a couple people on the trail on a Saturday at 9am. It is $5 per person honest system at entrance.

7 months ago

Great trails with water all around. Very well marked, shaded and low traffic.

8 months ago

I love the view of sailboats on the lake from the hike. I would not classify it as hard. It is well maintain making it easy to follow. Bring your swimsuit and take in the lake too.

9 months ago

Have walked this trail many times. It's a really good prep for mountain hikes.

11 months ago

Awesome Hike!

trail running
11 months ago

Nice little trail for a impromptu run, to bad i ran out of light before i could finish it....

11 months ago

Short day hike at Armadillo Hill Trail. Had fun got some great pictures.

11 months ago

Love these trails!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

good trail, pretty rocky, but a good workout.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Hiking this trail was a nice way to end 2016. A moderate trail through a beautiful park. Several scenic points and plenty of space to hike. Hiked from point 3 to point 12 and then walked back along the campground road.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Ike is a fun trail with some modest changes in elevation. I'd rate it as moderate but there are some gully crossings that can be hazardous when slick. Good chance of spotting deer early or late. Thick forest keeps you out of the wind most of the time.

Monday, November 07, 2016

Really nice trail. Mixed terrain and scenic views of the lake map of the trail from the park office states 3.2 miles. Id rate it as easy to moderate. Excellent quick daytime getaway!!!

Sunday, November 06, 2016

Well marked trail that snakes through the park and next to a few camp grounds. Trails end at a scenic outlook onto Lake Texoma. Nice trial if you're camping with the kids and want to go on a small hike to expend some of their energy.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Easy to Moderate hike that has some nice views around the lake. Worth noting that there is a $5 fee per person to enter the park. Proximity to the road on the trail and the sight of some power lines is an unfortunate reminder that you are not far out in the wilderness.

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