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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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

20 days ago

Very enjoyable with a surprising amount of elevation change for the location. Came across a deer in the middle of the afternoon in the summer if that says anything about the wildlife viewing opportunities.

2 months ago

Eisenhower is a great place to hike. Scenery is very pretty along the way with several lake views along the trail. There are restrooms at multiple points near the trail. Also picnic tables. On 11/4/18, much of the trail was very muddy due to recent rains.

trail running
2 months ago

I'm writing this mainly to warn anyone wanting to run it soon (October 23, 2018 today) that the trail from Trail Marker 1 to TM 2 goes into the Lake right now. You can go from TM 3 to the north. These markers are on the map the person in the fee both will give you. Most of the trail is muddy, now, but would be pretty runnable if we had not had so much rain lately. Roots and rocks, but runnable. The northernmost part of the trail, the loop, is in and out of campgrounds and I didn't care for it too much but I still enjoyed myself and got a decent run in by hitting the mostly deserted park road for the last 1.5 miles I did back to my car.

8 months ago

Great trail with nice views over Lake Texoma, nice weather and great company, can’t ask for anything else!

8 months ago

From Colorado and was looking for a weekend hike. The Eisenhower trail along Lake Texoma was a nice getaway. Nothing too exotic or unique about the trail. Came a day after rains and the trail was quite muddy. Did find a Cove which exposed the prehistoric sea floor and if you look carefully you can find fossil remnants in a lot of the stones that were exposed. The trail is composed of areas of dirt, gravel, uneven rocks and short elevation gains up and down. I would agree that this is a moderate hike. If you bring your dog(s) be conscientious about the path materials as it might make their paws sore.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

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

Monday, October 09, 2017

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.

Friday, September 29, 2017

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.

Monday, September 11, 2017

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.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

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:)

Saturday, August 05, 2017

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.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

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

Friday, May 26, 2017

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.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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

Friday, March 03, 2017

Awesome Hike!

trail running
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

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

Sunday, February 26, 2017

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

Saturday, February 25, 2017

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.

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Beautiful views of the lake along the shore line. The best part of the hike is the farthest end from the ranger station. Not sure why this is rated difficult as it's anything but. You can park at several different points along the trail and start and stop about anywhere you like as it's never far from the road.

Friday, April 22, 2016

Ps. This trail cost 5$ per adult good luck

Sunday, March 27, 2016

It was cool,amazing views and filled with adventures

Saturday, February 27, 2016

This was a great hike. They have great trails and they are clearly marked and easy to follow. Spectacular views on these trails with many different areas to stop and enjoy the scenery.

There are places to stop along the trail that have picnic tables and restroom facilities.

There is camping available, as we opted to stay and camp for the night on a camp site.

Highly recommended family get-away.

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Nice trails. Of course not much elevation change. The armadillo trail ( I think that is the name) Has a nice bit of ground covered rock to test my balance and kick in my stabilizer muscles. I would not rate these trails as hard by any means. Maybe medium.

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