Rustling Leaves Trail

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Rustling Leaves Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Daingerfield, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. 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: 2.6 miles Elevation Gain: 114 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Daingerfield, TX: Travel east on State Highway 49 for two miles to Park Road 17 entrance. From Dallas/Ft Worth take Interstate 30 to Mt. Pleasant and exit on Ferguson Road; follow State Highway 49 to Daingerfield State Park (about 22 miles from Interstate 30). From Longview, take State Highway259 to Daingerfield; turn right on State Highway 11 and State Highway 49.

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7 days ago

It was nice went to “Mountain view” and around the whole lake and back in 2 hours, it was beautiful but the expectation was different, cost $4 per person, but very beautiful.

hiking
25 days ago

great hike with my pet. the trails are very well maintained.great family picnin spot

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful trail around a lake, well shaded and maintained, and easy to hike. Geocaches are planted along the trail for those who like to hunt them, especially when hiking with children. Bring some swag for swapping and a pen.

hiking
2 months ago

Daingerfield State park is a hidden treasure!

hiking
6 months ago

Shady easy trail. Mud in some areas. Fun to watch people playing in the water.

hiking
11 months ago

It was a spectacular sunny winter day. The lake was gorgeous as was the trail. Despite a major rainstorm the night before, the trail was relatively dry except for a few places where you had to take your time going through the puddle. Please make sure you stop at the CCC damn to see the magnificent waterfalls. We hiked this in both directions. Great for dogs.

hiking
11 months ago

Took my girls(10 & 6) on their first hike today. They had the best time! Hopefully the first of many

Sat Sep 08 2018

A great place to start kids both hiking or mountain biking. The lake is spring fed and generally cooler than any water around but the swimming area gets crowded.

hiking
Mon Aug 06 2018

Great walk around the park lake not many hills tall old trees picnic spot a half way around

Sat Jul 14 2018

This is an easy, but beautiful trail that features a nice waterfall when rain is plentiful. It doesn’t have a lot of elevation change, but combining the two trails, Mountain View Trail & Rustling Leaves Trail provides a nice hike.

hiking
Fri Mar 23 2018

Some elevation changes and great scenery make this short trail a lot of fun

Wed Jan 31 2018

love this trail

hiking
Sun Jan 21 2018

Our family just started hiking and this is our very first trail. Great experience with our two 8 year old daughters!

Fri Sep 15 2017

The Rustling leaves trail was great. the Mountain view was awesome as well however, it's not well marked and there are several side trails not on the map. we will do it again soon!

running
Sat Jul 15 2017

The hill in the middle makes for a good challenge if you are looking for a moderate trail run. It was steeper than I expected for northeast Texas.

Mon Mar 07 2016

Great for walking. I would not try a run as there are many tree roots.

hiking
Sat Jan 30 2016

Easy fun hike, good scenery, plenty of photo opps.

hiking
Mon Jan 04 2016

Dangerfield State Park is one of my favorite State Parks. It is close enough to where I live to go on day outings. I have hiked Rustling Leaves trail around the lake many times. It is a pretty easy hike with lots to see along the way. In the fall it is absolutely beautiful when all the trees are turning.

hiking
Fri Jul 03 2015

We hiked the Rustling Leaves Trail (2.5 miles) around Little Pine Lake in Daingerfield State Park with our 3 boys, ages 3, 6, and 8. For hiking with the kids, this was a great trail. The trail was well cleared and well marked and was relatively flat. I would rate this trail as easy. The views are pretty all along the trail. The state park also has a swimming beach and kayak/canoe/paddle boat rentals.

hiking
Mon Jul 14 2014

I was pleasantly surprised by this park, I didn't expect the trails to be much more than a "nature path" however the majority was legit trail. There is actually more than 2.5 Miles of trail at the park however the primarily used trail is the loop around the lake which does measure in at approximately 2.5 miles. There are three other less than one mile spur trails off the main loop however they were blocked from burn off debris earlier in the year. Judging from the marks on the trail there is a good deal of bicycle traffic as well as hiking. The majority of the trail is single track. I would rate the trail as easy-moderate depending on your physical ability, the trail would be difficult but manageable for my 8 year old to bicycle. Overall, I would likely return to this area for a good easy run.

hiking
Fri Jan 03 2014

The lake trail is very pretty and easy enough for a 5 year old. There are benches thru-out for resting and enjoying the views. The mountain view trail outer loop is best for a billy goat! Some very steep, to the point of sliding down, so be prepared.

hiking
Sat Apr 06 2013

Great place to spend a day with family!

running
Sat Jan 12 2013

The mountain view section of the trail is a good challenge to runners and hikers

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