#hike17 - Eisenhower State Park


Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019

Location: Eisenhower State Park - Denison, TX

Distance: 5..12 miles

Trails: Ike’s Hike & Bike Trail

Miles from Home: 86

Weather: Hot, Sunny, Humid, Breezy

In my Quest to visit all of the state parks in Texas, I made it a point to drive up to this park on the Texas-Oklahoma border. This park is only about an hour and fifteen away from my place and it proved to be well worth the drive. The park was typical of many North Texas state parks - similar rocky terrain, similar lake views, and similar vegetation. The stand out for me, though, were the cliffs along the shoreline.

I hiked the Ike’s Hike & Bike trail which weaves through the park and takes hikers along the lake and into the woods. The trail was well-maintained, but seemingly unused for the day as there were plenty of spider webs. The trail was mostly shaded, which was helpful, and offered plenty of moments with a nice breeze from the lake. The hills were rolling and the terrain was mostly gentle.

All in all, it was a nice little evening hike along the lake - a nice break from the city. The park is located on the south side of Lake Texoma, which is quite busy in the summer months. Getting to the park is EASY, and a quick drive for everyone located in the north suburbs of DFW metro. Go check it out sometime!