Places to Hike and Have Fun for Spring Break

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Spring break, for many, is one week away, but for some people it is a week earlier. With that in mind, tfcl has gathered some places to go enjoy your spring break at!

Mission Dolores State Historic Site

Mission Delores in San Augustine has a free golf disc course. They have a trail to walk, and of course, plenty of historic sites. The scenery there is also wonderful! This would be a great day-trip for the family! There’s even an RV park so you can stay for a time! Mission Delores is located in San Augustine, Texas.

Lobanillo Swales

Lobanillo Swales is a beautiful historical landmark for Sabine County. It’s private property but it’s open to public for free. It’s a great place to hike and admire the wonderful sights along the path!

Lonestar Hiking Trail

Lonestar Hiking trail is in San Jacinto County and would be a wonderful area to visit. LSHT has a couple of trails, one of which leads to their double lake. There’s plenty of parking space, and there’s also picnic tables so you can pack a lunch and have it with your family and friends!

Trail Between the Lakes

Trail Between the Lakes is located in Hemphill and it extends from Lakeview Recreation Area on Toledo Bend Reservoir to US-96 within sight of the easternmost point of Sam Rayburn Reservoir. Plenty of people have said that it’s a wonderful trail to hike. Not only that, but you could also take a dip in one of the lakes after the hike!

Cassels-Boykin Mountain Bike Trail

Cassels-Boykin trail, in Zavalla, has great scenery and wildlife and has an easy trail system with nice views along the lakeside, so feel free to bring family along! There are plenty of routes to take your bike on. Along the way, there are several bailout points, including the Gilliland Cemetery Road and the old state highway at the southernmost point. 

Sabine National Forest

Located in the pineywoods of east Texas, the 160,656-acre Sabine National Forest is the easternmost of the four national forests in Texas.
The eastern part of the Sabine National Forest outlines Toledo Bend Reservoir. Outdoor recreation opportunities in the Sabine National Forest include fishing, hunting, camping, hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking! There are also family camping areas in the Sabine National Forest designed for those wanting “elbow room” in a natural forest setting. Each designated camping unit include a multitude of wonderful facilities.
Developed picnic facilities and a swimming beach are provided at Red Hills Lake. Boles Field has picnic shelters that are available for family reunions and other day-use activities; reservations need to be made in advance for shelters.

More things to do include boating, hunting and fishing, hiking trails, and more! Go to the National Forests and Grasslands to learn more about Sabine National Forest.

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