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The Lone Star Hiking Trail: 96 Miles (Plus) of Pure Texas Pleasure

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With Texas summers being particularly hot and humid, the spring and autumn seasons are likely the best time in which to visit the trail, be it for a loop hike, a double-back, or working towards tackling the entire thru-route. For safety, as well as scenery, spring and autumn hikes bring both reasonable temperatures as well as vibrant Texas colors. With plenty of entry points to the LSHT, The LSHT Club has compiled a comprehensive trail guide including section lengths as well as basic and topography maps.

Hiking the Full 96-Mile Route

The Lone Star Hiking Trail: Ninety-Six Miles (Plus) of Pure Texas Pleasure

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A favorite among avid hikers, if you’re new to the scene and looking to experience different parts of the Lone Star Hiking Trail, be sure to check out the Magnolia Section, especially in springtime when the trees are fully in bloom. And for those that are keeners and well trained, the entire trail (the 96-mile route only) is estimated to take approximately 10 days, at a moderate pace, with good resources, and in reasonable weather. Camping is permitted year-round and there are designated campsites as well as spots anywhere along the trail, with the exceptions of September through January, when there are restrictions in place. Always check ahead, plan accordingly, and have backup plans if a multi-day hike is your desire. And happy Texas trails!


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