Sister Grove Park Trail

MODERATE 35 reviews
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Sister Grove Park Trail is a 7.6 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Princeton, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
7.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

muddy

old growth

over grown

no dogs

A 5.4 mile loop trail through the woods of Sister Grove Park. Sister Grove Trail is a 5.4 mile loop trail through the woods of Sister Grove Park. It runs in an forest-clearing-forest-clearing fashion with heavy winding through the terrain to increase its length. The trail starts off innocently enough with a pretty meander near a small pond - and is quite well maintained toward its head - but as the end of the first mile approaches the undergrowth begins to start encroaching. For the majority of the trail the abundant poison ivy (I mean, it IS Texas) is too close for comfort. There are also a great many insects including quite a few territorial wasps that will aggressively buzz your face. Tall hikers beware! Whoever maintains this trail is SHORT! You will be crouching most of the way! There is wildlife on this trail. The VERY welcome meadow portions feature beautiful butterflies, dragon and damselflies, rodents, rabbits, and birds. The flora here is also quite beautiful - grasses and wildflowers depending on the season. The forests are DENSE, but there is animal life here too. BEAUTIFUL black/yellow garden spiders spin magnificent webs (albeit ACROSS the trail). If you're quiet and avoid crunching fallen plant debris you might glimpse a coyote or possum, both of which inhabit this area. All in all, the lack of trail maintenance puts a big damper on what could be an awesome hike.

trail running
9 days ago

hiking
18 days ago

trail running
20 days ago

Decent trail for running, as long as you watch your footing and slow down at the bends. Went around 7am and had the place to myself.

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

Fun ride! Not crowded at all.

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
4 months ago

I love this trail. There is never overcrowding; they actually make sure the trails are in good shape, you can tell they did or are adding on to the sister trail. THANKS TO WHO TAKES CARE OF TRAIL!

hiking
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice trails that add up to 7.5 miles. Lot of Mtn bikes that almost run you over and don't yield to hikers as is protocol. Only two other hikers. Glad I went but not likely go back.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

It was our first time here, got here before 7am and we really enjoyed it!

hiking
8 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Lots of trees. Quiet and peaceful.

mountain biking
Monday, November 28, 2016

Mountain biking this on an overcast November day. There was one biker and a family hiking when I got there. An hour later, I was the only one left. Gotta love football season! Looks like they're trying to re-route parts of the trail, especially thru the fields, which is a bit hard to keep track of, but not too bad. There are a few places with tight ruts, but nothing worse than any other DORBA trails in the area. Overall a pretty easy trail with a few tight squeezes and abundant roots. Got here from McKinney in about 20 minutes.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

We love these trails. There are actually 4 loops to choose from and you can link them together for longer hikes. We go several times a week and have done all 4 on many occasions. Beautiful and peaceful...love looking for wildlife.

walking
Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Safari Trail has a few shut downs within so we added the Dog Loop for a grand total of 3.1 miles in one hour. Enjoyable...wear bug spray! Watch out for the dog lady who has approximately 20 charging dogs. They're friendly and will eventually leave you alone. The lady is one of the volunteers who helps maintain the trails! Eventually the puppies

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2016

hiking
Thursday, May 05, 2016

hiking
Sunday, March 06, 2016