Web Extra: Caprock Canyons Trailway: Trails and Trailheads
A 64-mile trail system that runs between Estelline and South Plains, the Caprock Canyons Trailway is divided into six trail sections from five to 17 miles in length, as shown below. There are eight trailheads, or beginning points, accessible from farm-to-market roads and state highways. (For a detailed map of the Trailway, see the website below.)
The Trailway is administered by Caprock Canyons State Park. Visitors must obtain a permit ($4, free ages 12 and younger) from the visitor center at park headquarters before using any portion of the Trailway. The park entrance is on FM 1065, about 3 miles north of Quitaque. For more information, call 806/ 455-1492; www.tpwd.state.tx.us/caprockcanyons.
Quitaque Canyon Trail – 17.5 miles
Access: South Plains Terminal trailhead on Texas 207 and Monk’s Crossing on FM 689
Los Lingos Trail – 5 miles
Access: Quitaque Depot or Quitaque East in Quitaque or Monk’s Crossing trailhead on FM 689
Kent Creek Trail – 10 miles
Access: Quitaque Depot or Quitaque East trailheads in Quitaque or Turkey Depot in the town of Turkey off Texas 86
Oxbow Trail – 10 miles
Access: Turkey Depot in the town of Turkey or Tampico Siding off FM 657
Grundy Canyon Trail – 12 miles
Access: Tampico Siding trailhead off FM 657 or Parnell Station on Texas 86
Plains Junction Trail – 10 miles
Access: Parnell Station trailhead on Texas 86 or Estelline Terminal along US 287
From the June 2012 issue.