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LBJ Grasslands Yellow Trail is a 9.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Alvord, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 9.6 mi Elevation gain 518 ft Route type Loop
Backpacking Camping Hiking Horseback riding Nature trips Walking Running Forest Views Wild flowers Wildlife
Description
Waypoints (1)

Great hike. The piney woods section is beautiful and would make great camping for tents or hammocks.

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Daylight
Reviews (57)
Photos (191)
Recordings (47)
Completed (65)
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Bryan and Marie Cate
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Hiking

We loved it.

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Melissa Haydek
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Joe Bolin
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Hiking

Listen...there’s a pine forest in the middle! Do it!

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Jon Dahlvig
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Hiking

Did this trail yesterday. Beautiful scenery, really loved the piney woods area and want to go back and camp there overnight. Trail is sandy in a lot of places. Felt like walking on a beach in hiking boots and a 28 pound pack. It kicked my behind but was still a great hike. Bring lots of water and electrolytes as it’s mostly all sun. Will be back to the area and try the other trails. There is a $10 per vehicle/day fee that I wasn’t aware of (lack of pre-planning), cash or check only.

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Brittany Bull
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Hiking

Extremely sandy. Definitely a better trail for horses but for a biker who wants an asskicking... Yellow Trail does not disappoint.

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Allison Prather
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HikingFee

Nice open Trail

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Thomas Schuttler
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Hiking

Great trail. Beautiful terrain and easy going hills. Nothing too difficult- highly recommend

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Justin McKee
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Beautiful hike. Loved it all, especially the piney woods area.

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Sasha Sayenko
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Hiking

Yellow trail was a butt-kicker that’s for sure! Great for starters. Beautiful scenery! A little too sandy for my taste, but it is definitely a great hike!

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Matt Taylor
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Hiking

Trailhead gate is locked, we only did a portion since we had younger kids but is a great trail to get away from the Metroplex.

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Jeremy Boothe
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HikingMuddy

Great trail for an overnight backpacking trip. My main peeve (not complaint) is that GPS said I completed 13.4 miles, when all was said and done. That’s a big difference of 3.8 miles! Yes, this is more of a horse trail, but pretty sweet. I hammock camped. Wish I had brought an under quilt. Pro tip: bring an umbrella for the sun and camp in the pine tree’d area near CR 2560/2675.

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Kay D
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Hiking

Trailhead to trailhead showed 10.25 on our tracking. I dunno, a lot of this trail was chopped up by the horses, rough on your ankles. Some sandy-like areas that are tough to hike in (think hiking on the beach how you sink). It hadn’t rained in the last few days but there were several areas that were near impassable-full of holes from the horses & wet mud. There aren’t a lot of cut-offs so once you’re on it it’s either turn around & double back or on it for the long haul. A good amount of it is in the sun. Some parts of it were pretty, others just reminded me I was in the Texas grasslands. It was a decent feeling hike, not a lot of strenuous up and down but there are a few uphills. Well marked with yellow ribbons, paint marks on the trees & posts. It was good to try it out but probably not on my repeat list.

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Bryon Bustamante
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Running

Nice trail. Bring $6 to park your car. If there was recent rain, expect mud.

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Austin Justice
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HikingMuddy

Great trail. Rained the day before but it was sandy mud so not too bad. Incredible cedar forest camps between mile 4 and 5 for an overnight camp. Water was abundant after the rain. We backpacked and couldn’t get a fire started due to the rain with what we gathered.

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Justin Mouton
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HikingNo shade
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Donald McGuire
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Running

Beautiful trail run! Yes, it’s sandy in some areas but that was not a major factor. Various terrain types including a beautiful piney woods section. Well marked for the most part but was reassuring to have the AllTrails app tracking.

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Michele Peek
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Hiking

Great hike! Surprised by the pine wood forest and meadows in the DFW area. trail is used by horses, so can be torn up in spots. Definitely will do again.

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Molli Grove
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HikingMuddyWashed out

Went on this hike loaded with packs, mostly as a training exercise for our summer hike. Thought we’d do it in two days, but the cold beer called at mile 5 and we went for it. Surprised my feet is all that hurts. Maybe pizza for dinner?!

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Cole Roan
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BackpackingMuddy

A good easy hike, I recommend camping in the Piney woods. A bit muddy but sometimes you gotta embrace the suck.

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John Fleming
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HikingMuddy

This was my second trip to LBJ Grasslands and I really loved hiking the Yellow Trail. The conditions were much better on this trip – – not nearly as much mud on the trail as last time – – but there are many places where the horse traffic has really chewed up the surface of the trail. It’s a mixed-use trail, so that’s not really surprising, you just have to be aware of it. The yellow trail seemed to have a greater variety of landscapes than the red trail. There’s a really beautiful pine grove at the north end of the trail, a great place to sit and have a snack and a drink and enjoy the sound of the breeze through the pine trees. I didn’t make it all the way around the loop, but with the shortcuts I took getting back to my car I still covered over 8 miles. I’m looking forward to a return trip so I can see the rest of the trail. BE AWARE: I saw some wild hogs on my way back to the car and would recommend being off the trails before sunset. They’re very aggressive and will attack if you spook them.

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Chris Hampton
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Hiking

Perfect weather for a hike: Clear skies, temp around 68 and breeze from the south. We hiked the yellow loop today. First time using the All trails app during a hike. Worked great!! The trails are very well marked by both posts and plastic streamers. Who ever hung the streamers was obviously on horseback as they are all in branches above the trail. Trail conditions are largely excellent. There are a few spots where the ground was muddy and was stirred up from horse traffic. Those spots are passable but slow you down a bit. There are several areas where the trails are very sandy. We had a some horse traffic today. I would warn all hikers to be on the look out for riders. We encountered some riders that were running the trails at a canter so if you're not watching for them they'll be on you quick. They at least slowed down once they saw us but there are blind corners so be aware. We ran into a very large buck about half way around. He was just 10 ft off the trail when he took off. That was the only wild life we saw. We'll definitely be back to hike the other trails.

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Carie Tagorda
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Fortunately I had a route on my Endomondo app to follow. I was pleasantly surprised by the amount of shady areas throughout this hike. I really enjoyed it but it is quite sandy which caused a lot of extra strain on my feet/toes after about 7/8 miles. The piney wooded area was quite nice and we did see a number of campers there. The trail itself was pretty empty except for 1 man on horseback and another 2 men out hiking. I would say this is better for hiking and the sand would make it difficult to do any significant running but if you want to get some miles under your feet then this is a good trail.

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Layne Willingham
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Hiking

pretty hike, good mix of sun and shade. Mostly sand ,few rock sections. there are 3 small ponds halfway through, great for camping but avoid the first, it is infested with snakes. very limited water so take plenty.

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Michael Chiu
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Nice and easy hike. Very well marked Heavily used by horses. Start at TADRA trailhead. Restroom at trail head.

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Cynthia Barnes Fanning
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Horseback riding
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Favorite trail at Grasslands altho others are great also...

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Mariana Hammer
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Mariana Hammer
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Mariana Hammer
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Laura Robinson-Doyle
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