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Cassels-Boykin Loop

Easy/Intermediate
 3.0 (7) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

Ride through a trail system along the banks of Sam Rayburn Lake that opened in 2017.


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Map Key

4.8

Miles

7.8

KM

100%

Singletrack

276' 84 m

High

188' 57 m

Low

412' 126 m

Up

412' 126 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (2°)

14%

Max Grade (8°)

Dogs Unknown

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly An easy trail system with nice views along the lakeside.

There is private land to the south and east of the trail, as you get past the ravine sections and more onto the flat. Respect the locals and be courteous. The trail is on lands leased to Angelina County by ACOE.

Overview

This trail system was sponsored by Deep East Texas Trail, Route & Access Coalition, and built by S&S trails. Riders can expect good flow and roller sections along the ravines after following one of the three entrance trails to a common mix-master intersection.

Description

From mix-master, the Yellow Loop circles the Gilliland Cemetary, intersecting at two points to the second in a series of four of the stacked loops. The upper section of the Blue Loop is relatively flat and the ravine sections flow through some sweet rollers, paralleling the ravines.

Up next is the Orange Loop. This small third loop intersects twice with the Blue Loop and once with the Green Loop. The Green Loop takes you to the opposite side of the main inlet ravine and onto some picturesque sections along the lakeside, before turning back into a densely wooded flat section with good, fast flow.

From there, you can head back through the upper or lower sections of the Orange, Blue, and Yellow loops to the parking area or repeat your favorite loops.

Along the way, there are several bailout points, including the Gilliland Cemetery Road and the old state highway at the southernmost point. The four-way crossing gets you to a flatter section, weaving through Yopon thickets under tall pines. An earlier portion of the trail borders a Red-cockaded Woodpecker recruitment area.

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Shared By:

John Alan

Trail Ratings

  3.0 from 7 votes

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Photos

Cassels Boykin Blue Loop
Jan 8, 2018 near Huntington, TX
Lower Orange Loop
Jan 8, 2018 near Huntington, TX
Lower section of Blue Loop
Mar 25, 2018 near Huntington, TX
Green loop lower section, leading back to Orange loop.
Mar 25, 2018 near Huntington, TX
Yellow Loop, looking from entrance access
Jan 8, 2018 near Huntington, TX
Orange Loop
Jan 8, 2018 near Huntington, TX

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Dec 5, 2020
David Pappas
No maintenance makes an impossible go. Easy to get off trail. Poor location - too far from any meaningful population center. Lots of trash. Horrid!! — 1h 20m
Sep 1, 2020
Jeff Brecht
Not maintained.
Jul 30, 2018
Wanda Havard
Easy, very nice walk
Jul 5, 2018
Vance Hendrix
Fun trail; great option for the area. Needs a little weedeater love. 5.1mi