We are so happy to be able to get out and hike again! Trophy Club Park was not the trail that we intended to explore the day we did. On a drive earlier in the week to make sure the battery in Keltin’s car didn’t die we found a trailhead in Southlake, TX. Of course we went back to hike the trail that weekend. The Walnut Grove Trail has been badly maintained and is washed out about 1/2 mile from the trailhead. We were disappointed but not too surprised as this was a common complaint on All Trails.
However, from the same parking area if you turn left instead of going straight there is an entrance to the Trophy Club Park trail systems. This trail was well maintained. We were very happy with it, as was Bear. The trail is flat and easy. There were not too many people hiking when we started at 8:30 am but by the time we turned around and headed back to the car we saw two to three other groups and a couple of people on their own.
There was one small water crossing on the trail but even though it had rained a couple of days before it was not too muddy and we crossed with no issues.
My favorite park of this hike was when we passed a family walking in the other direction with two middle school girls and a early elementary aged son. The girls had their hair dyed bright pink and purple, I complimented them. The little boy doesn’t say a word but whips off his hat to show that he too has bright pink hair. This made everyone laugh and I complimented his hair too. Thinking about it still makes me smile – he wanted to show off too.
Despite the disappointment at the start of this hike it ended up being a really good day on a good trail. Make sure to get to this trailhead early as it is small and fills up quickly due to the proximity to the lake in addition to the trails. Happy Hiking!
Thank you KW Photography for allowing me to use your wonderful photos!