Summary: Mura Trail is in the Dogwood Canyon primitive camping area of the Lake Ray Roberts State Park Johnson Branch off of FM3002 outside Valley View, Texas. The trail is intended to be an access trail for the 50 or so walk in primitive camp sites in the Dogwood Canyon area. Trail is a natural surface single track that can be simply an out and back trip like I took, or can be extended by taking the loops that go into the individual primitive camping areas. Trail is in good condition and is shared with mountain bikers. Scenery is beautiful in the area and it is important to note that several nesting pairs of Bald Eagles use the area year-round.
Trailhead: From the Denton, TX area, proceed up I-35 North to Valley View and take FM3002 East approx. 5 miles to the Johnson Branch entrance to Lake Ray Roberts State Park. Park entrance is on your right (South). Enter park and take first right hand turn into the Dogwood Canyon primitive camping area and proceed to the parking lot. Trail head is on the Southwest corner of the parking lot. Restrooms and water are available at the trailhead and users are advised to take advantage of this since they are the only ones you will see on the entire hike. (Lat:33.42267 Lon:-97.05593)
Trail Guides for Mura Trail in Lake Ray Roberts SP:
The Handbook of Texas Online
by Texas State Historical Assocaition (Unkown)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes,
Ranger Contact: Texas Parks and Wildlife (Ray Roberts State Park ranger station) 940-637-2294
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by David Hutton, who has posted 5 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by mac on 3/23/2008
Great trail! There are multiple loops so you can make your hike as long or as short as you want. We did a 3.1-mile hike, which was all in a beautiful, scenic and shady forest; We didn't see the lake, but we also didn't take the longer routes (so maybe they go by the lake?). Our dog loved cooling off in the winding streams that the trail crosses. The trail has lots of turns and slight inclines and decents which keeps it interesting. There are picnic tables at the trailhead, but no tables or benches while on the trail. Call ahead to see if the unpaved trails are open (will be closed after heavy rain). Day pass into the park for adults is $5.
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