The rapid-fire hammer of a red-headed woodpecker reverberates through the trees as I set off on an early-morning run at Daingerfield State Park.
I gallop along, practically bouncing on a cushion of pine needles. Between that and glimpses of a lake sparkling like a shiny penny through a fringe of towering pines, I’m seriously questioning my addiction to road running. Because this trail, friends, feels awfully sublime.
The story you’re reading is premium content from the Austin American-Statesman. Subscribers get total access to all our in-depth news, digital editions and exclusive premium content. You can also buy a 24-hour digital pass or 7-day digital pass.
Read MyStatesman.com now — 24-hour digital pass99¢ for 24-hours
Read MyStatesman.com all week — 7-day digital pass$3.99 for 7-days
Subscribe to the Statesman for as little as 33¢ per dayView Offers
For Subscribers: Register your account for digital access.Access Digital
For Subscribers: Sign in here if you have already registered your account.Sign In
Daingerfield State Park
The park is located 455 Park Road 17, 3 miles east of Daingerfield in far northeast Texas.
For more informaiton go to http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/daingerfield or call 903-645-2921. Admission is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors and free for ages 12 and under. Camping is $10 to $25, depending on site and season. Cabins are $75 to $95 a night. For reservations call 512-389-8900.