Sister Grove Park Trail

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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
469 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

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.

hiking
14 days 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
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Lots of trees. Quiet and peaceful.

mountain biking
6 months ago

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.

9 months ago

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

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Sunday, March 06, 2016

Saturday, March 05, 2016

hiking
Saturday, February 20, 2016

hiking
Thursday, June 18, 2015

trail running
Monday, February 09, 2015

walking
Sunday, February 08, 2015

hiking
Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Had a great hike with my 11 and 8 year old sons. Good trails for kids and adults to enjoy. Only issue we had was a woman had 18-20 (not exaggerating) unleashed dogs that semi-attacked us. Scratched and jumped at us. No bites, but it got out of control. Took a good 3 to 4 minutes for her to get her dogs of off my children and me. Two came back ten minutes later on the trail. Kids are very hesitant to hike now.

mountain biking
Monday, July 28, 2014

walking
Saturday, July 05, 2014

This is a great trail. It has always been kept up, and the trails are very scenic. We walk and run this trail on average of 3 times per month. We have seen deer, large bird, and other wild life.

mountain biking
Sunday, June 22, 2014

Hello from your DORBA trail steward. Y'all quit crying about "ruts" and come ride this trail. lol. We've been busting our grass on trail work this year. Come get some! Connect on DORBA org . If you can, join our trail work efforts for repairs and maintenance.