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Explore Texoma Hiking Trails

Take a hike! The Texoma area is full of unique trails to explore. Whether you enjoy a waterside view or a trail full of mature trees, you can find what you're looking for at one of the many area exploration sites. 

There are many reasons why people enjoy hiking outdoors, and once you are bitten by the trail-bug it can be hard to resist your next outdoor adventure. Hiking is great exercise, but there is more to the health benefits of exercise than meets the eye. Regular nature hikes strengthen our heart, lungs, and muscles, as well as our mind. Hiking is a weight-bearing exercise, which builds muscle mass and helps prevent osteoporosis and can also help you manage your weight. Hitting the trails can boost your mood, improve your sleep and reduce your risk of heart disease. 

So, the next time you reach the top of a hill at the end of a dirt path, pause to admire the view and appreciate all you’re doing for your health and happiness. You don't have to travel far to find your favorite path. Explore Texoma! 

Waterloo Lake Regional Park

Waterloo boasts a seven mile hike trail circling the scenic Waterloo Lake. This beautiful path at Waterloo Lake Regional Park connects the RR trestle, parallels the dam, passes the cave, and finishes at the playground. This is a popular trail for hiking and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.

1001 Waterloo Lake Drive, Denison

Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge Hiking Trails

Hagerman NWR features five inviting and well maintained hiking trails. The hiking trails wind around ponds, across meadows and through native prairie with beautiful views of Lake Texoma. These are excellent trails for birding, nature photography or just observing nature. Walk through a range of several different habitats and search for Eastern Bluebirds and other songbirds.

6465 Refuge Road, Sherman

Cross Timbers Hiking Trail at Lake Texoma 

The Cross Timbers Trail is a defining feature of the North Texas and Southern Oklahoma landscape. This fourteen mile trail which was built by the  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers largely runs parallel to the southern shoreline of the Lake Texoma. It begins at Juniper Point and runs West crossing through Cedar Bayou and Rock Creek Resorts before coming to its conclusion at Paw Paw Creek.

32843 US-377, Gordonville

Armadillo Hill Trail at Eisenhower State Park

The Armadillo Hill Trail is an out and back trail located at Eisenhower State Park along Lake Texoma. It is roughly .8 mile in length if hiked end to end or 1.6 miles roundtrip. For a short trail, it offers a lot. It includes numerous elevation changes. Several interpretive markers educate you on the plant life, geology, and natural history found along the trail.

Eisenhower Road, Denison