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First Day Hike - Ray Roberts Lake Tri-Park-A-Thon!

Start the new year off right with by hitting the trail and participating in our Tri-Park-A-Thon

For this years First Day Hike we will be hosting a Tri-Park-A-Thon!!!

You can come for just one hike at the Ray Roberts Lake State Park Unit of your choice OR complete the Tri-Park-A-Thon by making it to each first day hike at the three main units of the park; Greenbelt Unit, Isle du Bois Unit, and the Johnson Branch Unit. 
If you make it to all three hikes and get a stamp for each one you will receive a prize!

Whether joining for one or all three, we invite you to come celebrate the new year with some of your favorite rangers as we hit the trail to break a sweat. These programs will be a group hike with a moderate pace.

1st Hike

Greenbelt Unit - 428 Entrance
When: Jan. 1, 2024, 8AM - 10AM
Meet: 428 Entrance in Aubrey, Picnic Day Use area. Look for the sign and Rangers
(GPS coordinates provided due to no physical address: 33.306711, -97.040070)
Trail: Coyote Run to Swallowtail Trail - 3.1 mile partially gravel and dirt trail - Trail rated Moderate

2nd Hike
Isle du Bois Unit
When: Jan. 1, 2024, 12 PM - 2 PM
Meet: Isle du Bois Unit - Boat Ramp parking lot. Look for the sign.
Trail: Randy Bell Scenic Trail - 2 mile paved trail with some inclines - Trail rated Easy

3rd Hike
Johnson Branch Unit
When: Jan. 1, 2024, 3 PM - 5 PM
Two Trail options
1st and longer option
Meet: Dogwood Canyon Parking Lot
Trail: Dogwood Canyon Trail- 5.2 miles
Trail rated Moderate
2nd and shorter option
Meet: Nature Center Parking Lot
Trail: Cross Timbers Trail- 2.6 miles- Paved trail
Trail rated Easy


Who: All ages
Dogs are invited but must be on a secure leash (please no extendable leashes), up-to-date on vaccinations, and socialized around other people and dogs.

Bring: water, trail shoes, and dress for the weather.

Reminders: All ranger-led programs are subject to weather cancelations.

Please dress for the weather.

Attendance to this event is open to the public and free AFTER regular entrance fees.

Park frequently meets capacity and reservations prior to arrival are encouraged to ensure entrance into the park. Visit to make day pass reservations.