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Texas - Cleburne State Park

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This event is hosted by Girls Who Hike TX Ambassador Hester Lam! The first attendees will receive special Girls Who Hike giveaways before the hike starts.

Fossil Ridge Trail to Coyote Run Nature Trail to Spillway Trail (https://tpwd.texas.gov/publications/pwdpubs/media/park_maps/pwd_mp_p4503_0013j.pdf)

Cleburne State Park

~4 miles total / loop

Total Elevation Gain: Fossil Ridge Trail has a 214 feet ascent and 151 feet descent; Coyote Run Nature Trail has a 50 feet ascent and 38 descent, and Spillway has a 106 feet ascent and 15 feet descent. To be honest, I don’t have a whole lot of stock in these numbers because it’s a loop and we end up exactly where we start, but the ascents and the descents are pretty spread out through the trail and we will not be continuously going up for 30 minutes and then downhill for 30 minutes. Some sections of the trail are fairly steep and trekking poles may be helpful. There are some areas that I would consider dangerous if muddy so please plan accordingly (e.g. bring hiking boots, not sandals)

We will be meeting at the Fossil Ridge/ Camp Creek Loop Trailheads at 9 AM SHARP. The parking lot is located right past the restrooms on your left. If I remember correctly, it’s the third parking area you will see after you enter the park (there is only one entrance). I will be wearing a white GWH tank and (most likely) black leggings with a teal Columbia PFG SPF shirt. I have a bright yellow Cotopaxi daypack, so I should be easily spotted :) 

Other things of note: the park has a $5/ person admission fee. If you are able to carpool with someone with a Texas State Parks and Wildlife pass, this can be waived. Save the environment and cut your vehicular emissions and save money! (Also the parking at the trailhead is fairly limited and might fill up on the park’s busier days, so we generally don’t want to clog up ALL of the parking!)
The park allows for no- wake boating, so if you have a kayak/ paddleboard/ rowboat, etc, you are welcome to do so after the hike. GWH is not liable for any of this, and it does not look like the park has rental options for those without a watercraft. After the hike, I may also personally hike around a bit more and explore the Camp Creek Loop and/ or the White- Tail Hollow Trail system. You’re all welcome to join, but note that these are not part of the official hike.
For further park information, visit https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cleburne.

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