Ray Roberts Lake

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Ray Roberts Lake State Park Greenbelt Unit Trails Map 2 Ray Roberts Lake Isle du Bois Unit Park Entrance 1.1 100 PW 4137 Pilot Point, TX 76258 (940) 686-2148 www.texasstateparks.org 732' S To Pilot Point, U 669' 0.9 732' Elm Fork/ Hwy 455 Greenbelt Park Entrance 455 558' 663' 377 618' 115 69 El m 0.83 559' 597' 0.07 7 0.2 er, I-35 To Sang 615' 66 624' Fo rk 632' Tr i n ity 625' Concrete Trail 0.9 mi. 587' River Equestrian Trail 6.8 mi. 571' 596' 671' 634' 596' 691' 593' Belted Kingfishers 2 585' Hard Surface Trail 4.0 mi. 588' ch ran 3.98 611' 557' 4.4 8 5 B ay Br 597' 584' 594' 291 658' 646' 544' 548' 141 593' 615' 636' 619' SCALE 0 0 0.5 3000 1 Mile 6000 Feet 4 584' ranch 0.2 POINTS OF INTEREST (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) 626' Aubrey B 07 0. 428 617' 641' LEGEND Restrooms Parking Vault Toilet Day Use Area Hiking Trail Biking Trail Horse Trail Canoe Launch Scenic Overlook Equestrian Parking Water for Horses 542' 621' 4 1.5 537' 0. 19 0.14 692' 652' an Br 662' ch 586' 633' ek 155 Scenic Overlook Trail 0.3 mi. 0.34 539' 658' Cre HISTORIC 428 BRIDGE 33° 18' 25.0" N 97° 02' 32.1" W Built on one of Denton's original wagon trails, this historic steel bridge was an important two-way automobile crossing over the Elm Fork River in the 1920s. 584' 1 Hard Surface Trail 5.8 mi. ar Cle 4 BOTTOMLAND HARDWOOD FOREST 33° 14' 43.8" N 97° 02' 36.3" W Growing along the life-giving waters of the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, towering cottonwoods, sycamores, pecans, bur oaks, and more make up what is known as the bottomland hardwood forest. 682' 152 lp Cu 3 OLD MCKINNEY BRIDGE 33° 19' 58.6" N 97° 01' 50.7" W This old steel bridge was originally built around 1911 to connect the communities of Green Valley and Belew. Can you imagine driving an original Ford Model T across this bridge? 143 Equestrian Trail 6.0 mi. 536' 657' 617' 153 4.02 2 SCENIC OVERLOOK 33° 17' 15.6" N 97° 01' 54.4" W Hike up a hill for a commanding view of the Crosstimbers landscape. Out in the distance you'll see the city of Denton. 1 1.4 1 653' 608' 645' 5 Elm Fork Trinity River 545' 528 566' 8 4.2 WILDFLOWER WONDERLAND 33° 19' 36.4" N 97° 01' 46.4" W Each spring, nature paints a canvas of color on the land. Explore a mosaic of Indian paintbrush, brown-eyed Susan, Mexican hat, and more blanketing the landscape. 567' 642' 158 154 All trails are hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. The lower portion of the park is closed due to flood damage until further notice. 599' 584' 573' Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. 624' No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the 380 643' 592' 382 Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. 380 Hwy 380 Greenbelt Park Entrance © 2018 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4503-0176B (7/18) Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 531' 3 569' TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. To US 377, McKinney, US 75 625' 595' Ray Roberts Lake State Park Greenbelt Unit Explore the Trinity River, by bike, horse, foot, or paddle. Experience the north end of the Trinity River; what you see here will flow all the way to the Gulf. Each of these access points (Hwys 455, 428 and 380), provide a unique view of this important watershed to be explored by bike, horse, foot, or paddle. Because of the Ray Roberts Dam, this river will always be flowing. TRAIL DISTANCE TIME DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION EQUESTRIAN TRAIL 6.8 mi. 2 hrs. Moderate This sandy, open trail, with little canopy cover, follows along the Trinity River riparian zone. Please note there is no water available along this trail, or at the Hwy 380 park. 6.0 mi. 2 hrs. Moderate This sandy, open trail, with little canopy cover, follows along the Trinity River riparian zone. Please note there is no water available along this trail, or at the Hwy 380 park. 4.0 mi. 2 hrs. Easy Follow this gravel trail towards the Hwy 380 park and find yourself shaded by large, old growth trees. Please note there is no water available along this trail or at the Hwy 380 park. 5.8 mi. 3 hrs. Easy Follow this gravel trail towards the Hwy 380 park and find yourself shaded by large, old growth trees. Please note there is no water available along this trail or at the Hwy 380 park. 0.9 mi. 20 min. Easy (one-way) This short, cement trail connects the fishing area to all remaining trailheads. It follows the man-made portion of the river, starting by the dam. 15 min. Moderate (one-way) This short segment of trail ends in a scenic view overlooking the Trinity River and the surrounding Greenbelt. It’s a bit steep, but the views are worth the climb! (Hwy 455 - Hwy 428) EQUESTRIAN TRAIL (Hwy 428 - Hwy 380) HARD SURFACE TRAIL (Hwy 455 - Hwy 428) HARD SURFACE TRAIL (Hwy 428 - Hwy 380) CONCRETE TRAIL STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. SCENIC OVERLOOK 0.3 mi. TRAIL BRING PLENTY OF WATER. There is no water available along the trails. Your body loses fluid quickly when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. WEAR A HELMET. When mountain biking, check with park HQ to match the trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVE HERE. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails. TRAIL ETIQUETTE Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to cause harm to people. No horsing around. Horseback riders must stay on trails marked for horses. Pick your poo. Please clean up after horses and pets. 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