Trails Information

Escape to the Pineywoods at Lake Bob Sandlin State Park: Where east meets west.

Bird perched on twig with bug in its bill
Eastern bluebird

The Pineywoods, Oak Woods and Prairie ecoregions come together here, supporting a wide variety of plants, trees and wildlife. The park boasts a pond stocked with trout during cool months or you can reel in a fish any time from a lighted fishing pier!

Trails

All trails are multiuse unless otherwise indicated.

This list may not include all trails in the park.

Trail Distance Time Difficulty Description
Lakeview Loop 0.6 mi. 30 min. Easy Look for waterfowl as you walk along the State Park Cove. You may catch a glimpse of a bald eagle!
Brim Pond Trail 0.3 mi. 20 min. Moderate Pine trees, American beautyberry, fern and buckeye grow where birds and wildlife come to water in the creek. There is a steep gully crossing on this trail.
Homestead Trail 0.4 mi. 20 min. Easy Walk where a family established their home long ago.
Dogwood Trail 1.7 mi. 1 hour Easy Take your fishing pole and enjoy a hike through the forest on your way to the Trout Pond.
Dogwood Cutoff 0.3 mi. 20 min. Easy Short on time? Take this quick bypass through the forest. Turning north at either “T” leads to the Trout Pond.
List of Trails

Points of Interest

GPS coordinates shown in decimal degrees.

Point Latitude Longitude Description
Brim Pond 33.0520° -95.0937° Follow the Lakeview Loop Trail to the Brim Pond; a great place to relax in the shade and enjoy the wildlife as you cast a line.
Fort Sherman Cemetery 33.0483° -95.0935° This is the oldest cemetery in Titus County. The Army of the Republic of Texas built Fort Sherman, where soldiers protected nearby families from 1838 until a military post was no longer needed. While the exact location of the fort is unknown, this cemetery shows it was in this area. 
Fishing Pier 33.0473° -95.0940° Fishing after dark! This lighted fishing pier is a fishing hot spot for crappie and bass.
Trout Pond 33.0614° -95.0915° Beautiful oak trees surround the trout pond; anglers of all ages enjoy catching fish all year long.
List of Points of Interest

Staying Safe

  • Know your limits. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes.
  • Drink plenty of water. Your body quickly loses fluids 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 biking. Check with park headquarters to match the ride to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash.
  • Check for trail closures. Certain trails may be closed during wet conditions or for other resource management work.
  • Potentially harmful plants and animals may 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 harm people.
  • Don’t Pocket the Past. Help preserve Texas heritage. Leave artifacts where you find them and report their location to a ranger.
  • Keep pets on leashes for their safety, and to protect wildlife.