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.
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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.