Explore the most popular trails near Denison with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

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Eisenhower is a great place to hike. Scenery is very pretty along the way with several lake views along the trail. There are restrooms at multiple points near the trail. Also picnic tables. On 11/4/18, much of the trail was very muddy due to recent rains.

trail running
1 month ago

I'm writing this mainly to warn anyone wanting to run it soon (October 23, 2018 today) that the trail from Trail Marker 1 to TM 2 goes into the Lake right now. You can go from TM 3 to the north. These markers are on the map the person in the fee both will give you. Most of the trail is muddy, now, but would be pretty runnable if we had not had so much rain lately. Roots and rocks, but runnable. The northernmost part of the trail, the loop, is in and out of campgrounds and I didn't care for it too much but I still enjoyed myself and got a decent run in by hitting the mostly deserted park road for the last 1.5 miles I did back to my car.

3 months ago

Absolutely loved this hike!!!!

3 months ago

Great walk with the dogs. Quite a bit of shade, with some full sun.

4 months ago

Great trail. kids loved it. Just GPS took me to the end of the trail not the beginning. Over all would do it again. Took me an hour to get there, but kids did not complain.

mountain biking
4 months ago

This trail is relatively wide, about a third of it is single track with some technical sections. There are some interesting rock formations and lake viewpoints. Appropriate for kids mountain biking.

Great trail with nice views over Lake Texoma, nice weather and great company, can’t ask for anything else!

From Colorado and was looking for a weekend hike. The Eisenhower trail along Lake Texoma was a nice getaway. Nothing too exotic or unique about the trail. Came a day after rains and the trail was quite muddy. Did find a Cove which exposed the prehistoric sea floor and if you look carefully you can find fossil remnants in a lot of the stones that were exposed. The trail is composed of areas of dirt, gravel, uneven rocks and short elevation gains up and down. I would agree that this is a moderate hike. If you bring your dog(s) be conscientious about the path materials as it might make their paws sore.

Love it here! Gives you a piece of tranquility!

11 months ago

Nice little trail. Stopped with the kids to take a break from driving home from our weekend in Dallas. Youngest found a snakeskin. That he was pretty excited about.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

entrance was $5 x adult, trail was rocky and pretty easy, clear signs and maps, lovely scenery overall

Monday, October 09, 2017

Great hiking trail. Would rate as moderate in difficulty. Most of the trail has a tree canopy over it. There are points where the trail continues after road crossing. Trail is well-marked and several spots along the trail over spectacular views of Lake Texoma. There are areas with picnic tables if you want to pack a lunch. There are bathrooms that are accessible at a few points on the trail. Hiked in early October and it was a perfect time.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Great trail for a quick hike. Easy to traverse but has some decent inclines/declines that make it enjoyable.

Friday, September 29, 2017

One of the best hikes within a 1 1/2 hours of DFW. Some decent terrain, but nothing too strenuous. Despite the description, it is not a loop. Check your dog for ticks - mine picked one up here in the dead of winter.

Monday, September 11, 2017

I have been here a few times this week. Love the views and the terrain. Down side is they are not loops. But the views make up for it.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

On a cooler day or early in the morning this would have been a great hike. The trail is very hilly and rugged with just enough challenge to make it worth the drive. Hiking shoes are more appropriate then runners for this trail. I will be back on a cooler day in the fall.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

My husband and I went camping last weekend there. The trails are not hard, just long. No loops, overall the views are beautiful, the hike was great. There were few people on the trails saturday and none on Sunday. I enjoyed the hike:)

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Great hiking place! It's probably the hardest hike around here, but I'm just starting and it was doable. Great views with water all around. Thankful for clear signage. Only a couple people on the trail on a Saturday at 9am. It is $5 per person honest system at entrance.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Great trails with water all around. Very well marked, shaded and low traffic.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

With a few steep up grades I would still say it's easy. Springs were running, not sure if it was because of recent rain but still very cool to see. There is a Historical Marker on Loy Lake Rd that gives a good description of the "Cave" and the Carvings.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

My favorite trail!

Friday, June 02, 2017

they are expanding the trail substantially. there's a large section now below the dam that loops around to the guard building. quite nice.

I love the view of sailboats on the lake from the hike. I would not classify it as hard. It is well maintain making it easy to follow. Bring your swimsuit and take in the lake too.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Very pretty easy walk great for pets!

Monday, May 08, 2017

Excellent new trail at Waterloo Lake Regional Park. Starts at the RR trestle, switchback up the north side of the dam, enter the forest, past the cave, and finish at the playground. Easy trail. Completed with three kids. Some steep slopes, but mostly flat. Improved trail that varies from 2 feet + in width. Several places to stop along the way including the cave and a nice overlook of Waterloo Lake.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Have walked this trail many times. It's a really good prep for mountain hikes.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Me and the pups loved it!! Will definitely be going back on a regular basis

Friday, March 03, 2017

Awesome Hike!

trail running
Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Nice little trail for a impromptu run, to bad i ran out of light before i could finish it....

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Short day hike at Armadillo Hill Trail. Had fun got some great pictures.

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