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8 mile hike to the scenic overlook at Greenbelt Corridor Park in Denton

  • Mar 3, 2013 · 11:00 AM
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8 Mile Hike to Scenic Overlook at Greenbelt Corridor Park

We will walk to the scenic overlook and have a picnic lunch (bring your own). Round trip is 8 miles. This hike will take around 3 hours, so make sure to bring a knapsack with water and lunch. It should be beautiful in the spring.

IMPORTANT: There is a $7.00 entry fee (honor system) to the greenbelt unless you have a Texas State Park annual pass. Please make sure you pay and put the receipt in your windshield. There is a very hefty fine if they ticket your vehicle for non-payment and they seem to really enforce it on Sundays.

There is no drinking water along the trail. There are toilets at the entrance to the park.

I will be holding a sign that says Denton Walking & Friends. We will meet at the trail head near the big map of the park at 10:45 am and we will start walking at 11:00 am.

It is a very easy wide flat gravel path through the woods. We will walk 4 miles to the lookout. A small portion of this hike will be uphill but it is not difficult. At the lookout we will relax, eat lunch, enjoy the scenery and then then hike back. I recommend bringing a small knapsack with lunch, water and maybe a towel or other small ground cover to sit on. Also, binoculars, camera, etc. would be good to bring.

Pat's Tips: 2 pairs of socks (one thin liner and another pair) will cut down on friction and reduce your chances of getting blisters on a long hike. Raisins are an easy to carry energy snack. As the weather gets warmer you may need extra water. Stretch after the hike.

If you have any questions, please post them in the comments and I will do my best to answer them.

The Greenbelt is an awesome place to hike. Hope to see you all soon!

Pat

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a lot of fun! Was a great day for a walk!

    March 4, 2013

    • Pat D.

      Hi Jaime. Glad you had fun.

      March 4, 2013

  • Bonnie

    Hope you are planning to do this again sometime

    March 3, 2013

    • Pat D.

      We will do it again. Join us on a six mile hike when you can.

      1 · March 4, 2013

  • Connie H.

    Think BLUE BONNETS

    March 3, 2013

    • Pat D.

      Yes! I am going to set that up.

      1 · March 3, 2013

  • Julio

    Nice walk, nice chat. Had a great time!

    March 3, 2013

  • Pat D.

    What an awesome group of friendly and fun people!

    1 · March 3, 2013

    • Connie H.

      Thanks for putting this together. What a great day!

      March 3, 2013

  • Kelley

    Not feeling up to this today. Fighting a cold. Enjoy!

    March 3, 2013

    • Pat D.

      Get well soon. Hope to see you soon.

      March 3, 2013

  • Angela

    I'm so bummed, I'm sick and can't make it out today: ( Have a great day!

    March 3, 2013

    • Pat D.

      So sorry you are sick. It was a great hike. Hope to see you soon.

      March 3, 2013

  • Pat D.

    Thanks everyone for coming out today. It was a great time. Looking forward to seeing everyone again soon. 8.71 miles officially and we made it! Awesome group!

    March 3, 2013

  • Kelley

    I'm going to try to make this one!

    1 · March 2, 2013

    • Pat D.

      Looking forward to meeting you.

      March 2, 2013

  • Angela

    Yay!

    February 25, 2013

  • Libby

    Wanna go but I don't have my work schedule yet....

    February 3, 2013

    • Pat D.

      Woo hoo! I see you are joining us. You don't have to work!

      February 25, 2013

    • Libby

      yep,i start working sundays from the NEXT week.

      1 · February 25, 2013

  • Pat D.

    Should be another fantastic hike. Thanks everybody for signing up. Looking forward to seeing everybody. We have such a nice group. Anybody else interested? This is a wonderful place to hike and the people who have been coming out to it are fantastic. We are really having a good time.

    February 25, 2013

  • Connie H.

    Count me in!

    1 · February 17, 2013

    • Pat D.

      Connie, yesterday was so beautiful at the greenbelt. I know you were out of town. Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday. Is Cheryl coming? I sent her a message but didn't hear back from her.

      February 25, 2013

  • Bonnie

    volunteering

    1 · January 12, 2013

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