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When its 130 miles are completed, the Northeast Texas Trail will be the longest recreational trail in Texas and the fourth longest in the United States. Following former railroad corridors, the trail is being constructed in segments. The trail makes use of corridors railbanked for pedestrian, bicycle, and equestrian use.
Meandering through the scenic countryside of Northeast Texas, the trail stretches from Farmersville (East Dallas) through 19 rural towns and 7 counties to New Boston (West Texarkana). The trail links neighborhoods, schools, community facilities, recreation areas, open space and cultural/historical areas.
There are 17 segments:
The Chaparral Trail (Farmersville to Merit):
A 5-mile multi-use trail with a surface of asphalt and concrete suitable for walking, running, and biking.
Merit to Celeste:
A 7.7-mile trail with the original rail bed and crushed asphalt, suitable for hiking and mountain/hybrid biking.
Celeste to Wolfe City:
An 8.7-mile trail suitable for mountain/hybrid bikes, hiking, walking with a crushed granite, dirt, and gravel surface.
Wolfe City to Ladonia:
An 8.6-mile trail suitable for mountain/hybrid bikes, hiking, and walking with a dirt and gravel surface.
Ladonia to Pecan Gap:
A 5.8-mile trail suitable for mountain/hybrid bikes, hiking, and walking with a dirt and gravel surface.
Pecan Gap to Ben Franklin:
A 5.4-mile trail suitable for mountain/hybrid bikes, hiking, and walking with a dirt and gravel surface.
Ben Franklin to Roxton:
A 5.6-mile trail suitable for hiking and biking.
Roxton to Paris:
A 14.4-mile trail suitable for hiking, biking, and horseback riding with a surface of gravel and grass.
Trail de Paris (Paris to Reno):
A 5.94-mile trail with a paved surface, suitable for biking, walking, and running.
Reno to Blossom:
A distance of 4.7 miles on trails with an asphalt or all-weather surface, suitable for hiking, biking, and running. This section makes use of the 1.8-mile Reno Rail Trail, the 3.5-mile Prairiland Trail, the 1.5-mile City of Blossom Trail, which is paved with asphalt. The Prairiland Trail connects the Reno Rail Trail and the City of Blossom Trail.
Blossom to Detroit:
A 6.6-mile trail with an all-weather surface, suitable for hiking, biking, and running.
Detroit to Bagwell:
A 6.6-mile trail with a grass and gravel surface.
Bagwell to Clarksville:
A 7.0-mile trail with a surface of mowed grass and gravel, suitable for running, hiking, and mountain/hybrid biking.
Clarksville to Annona:
The Clarksville Gateway to Texas Trail, the Martha Lennox Memorial Nature Trail, the Ken Bishop Nature Trail, and the Historic Creek Walk.
Annona to Avery:
A very overgrown 8.4-mile trail.
Avery to DeKalb:
A 10.3-mile natural surface trail suitable for biking, hiking, and horseback riding.
DeKalb to New Boston:
A 12-mile natural surface trail suitable for mountain biking, hiking, and running.
Parking is available at a number of locations along the route. View the NorthEast Texas Trail Coalition (NETT) website for updated parking information.
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