Sawmill Hiking Trail is a 4.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Jasper, Texas that features a river 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.

Length4.3 miElevation gain121 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyCampingFishingHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingrunningForestRiverWildflowersBlowdownBridge outMuddy
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Free for day use.

Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

Directions from Zavalla, TX: Follow Highway 63 east from Zavalla, TX for 11 miles; turn right (south) on County Road 348A for 2.5 miles to Boykin Springs Recreation Area and follow signs. Trailhead located on the southern side of recreation area.

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Michael Reeves
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Racheal Morris
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Corey Crane
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Rosemary Ling
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Stefanie Smith
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HikingGreat!

Very light people traffic. Restroom facilities at the trailhead with camping opportunities around the area. The trail was mostly marked well, could use updates in a few areas where you must detour. Fairly dry, a few creek crossings that could be wet after a rain. You can feel the history of the sawmill when approach the buildings. 3 total buildings in pretty good shape for being 115 years old. The creepiest one still has the roof in tact... it felt a little heavy to me. Overall very peaceful and beautiful creek runs along most of the trail

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Kent Hutchison
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HikingGreat!

Excellent trail. Some elevation and narrow paths, but fairly easy trail. The old sawmill at the end of the trail is worth the effort.

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Randall Creel
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Hiking

Great trail with lots of little nuggets along the way

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Shelly McCoy
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Brian Tatum
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Asad Mohmand
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HikingGreat!

Not hard. Well marked. Fun. Easy access. Sawmill graffiti, I think, adds a lot of character to the place. NOT for biking. Shaded throughout.

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Caleb Davis
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Bridge out

good trail. great scenery. saw more people on it then expected. shame about the graffiti on the buildings. did this with my dog and 3 kids.

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Kevin Shrewsberry
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Mountain biking

The sawmill at the end makes it worth it but there are definitely some maintenance issues like out bridges and bridges too skinny for biking... May be better as a hiking trail...

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Buster Hogg
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HikingOff trail
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Diane Munger
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HikingOver grown

We went on this trail with friends yesterday. We had not been here for 2 years. It was truly beautiful in the park. I was saddened to see the decline of the trail. We knew we should walk along the creek, but that was difficult at times. The trail has fallen trees and no markings. It took us several tries to see where the beginning of the trail was. The park is beautiful.

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Carol Pennington
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Enjoyable hike. I wouldn’t call this an easy trail though. The path is uneven ground. There were lots of tree roots on the path and several areas we had to cross the creek. Wear boots! It is a beautiful hike though not well kept and not well marked.

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Dustin Richard
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Good hike. Beautiful forest. Hiked with my wife and two girls, ages 8 and 10.

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Jess Rosenberg
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Loved it! Would recommend anyone to go, especially in good weather because it was super pretty.

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Lets Hike
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Nice hike along Creek. Lots of pretty views

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Justin Beaver
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Not many options in this area so I went to this because had a lot of good feedback. Took maybe an hour and a half to hike to the Mill and that was stopping several times. Trails pretty until you pass the road halfway through then afterwards things get a little overgrown. It's not bad but wear pants or at least bug spray. The Mill is pretty cool. The overgrowth plus the graffiti and being alone made me feel like I was in the opening scene of a horror movie

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Carrie Verdin
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HikingBugsOver grown

We had such fun today! There is a creek and several little waterfalls. The terrain was a bit rough in spots, ups and downs. The abandon mill was pretty cool. A lot of graffiti, though. On the way back we stopped at the creek and cooled off. The trail to the Aldridge Sawill and back is actually 6 miles.

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Juli Trosclair
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Hiking

I made the mistake of telling my husband it was a bike trail - it is NOT!

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cameron pope
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HikingBugsOver grown

Great trail, been coming out here since I was a kid. First half of the trail is great. It follows along a nice cool spring fed creek just about to the halfway point, where it’s going to diverge off into a forest trail. Definitely best in the fall when things are cooling off and the leaves are changing. A lot of people are complaining about the graffiti but it really adds a lot to the experience in my opinion. Also if you want to see a couple bats you should stick around until dark.

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Gregory Hoover
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First half of trail is great. Nice views of the stream, some small waterfalls, open spaces. At the halfway point, you cross a street and everything changes. Lots of overgrowth, not much to see, downed trees, poorly marked at times. There are a few elevation changes which was nice however. Unfortunately The sawmill and the structures near it are covered graffiti. Not a waste of a day, but not on my list to return.

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Heath Abshire
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great trail sawmill is awesome. lots of sights and water falls are great

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Jessica Wright
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HikingClosedOver grownWashed out

The second half of this trail no longer exists. Found out the hard way when the trail just ended and had to find my way back through a swampy, vine infested area. Once you get to County road 34 (where there is a metal barrier that leads to a road) turn around and back track the same way you came.

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Charise Carl
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Hiking

Great little hike. Wish the old sawmill was better protected and cleaned up.(spray paint...) but still very neat to see.

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