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Big Bend National Park Announces Plan to Build a New Hiking Trail Around Lone Mountain

Big Bend National Park Announces Plan to Build a New Hiking Trail Around Lone Mountain

A new trail at Big Bend National Park will take hikers on a 3-mile loop around Lone Mountain, a Texas-sized hill that bristles with scrub brush and cactus just north of the Panther Junction Visitor Center.

A New Hiking Guidebook Scours Texas for the State’s Best Hikes

A New Hiking Guidebook Scours Texas for the State’s Best Hikes

You’d be hard-pressed to find a photographer who’s covered more ground in Texas than Laurence Parent, a leading landscape photographer and longtime contributor to Texas Highways. Parent recently published an update of his guidebook Hiking Texas, A Guide to the State’s Greatest Hiking Adventures, 3rd Edition. He says the new edition, which builds on versions published in 1992 and 2009, introduces color photography, improved maps, and new hikes. “The biggest reason for the update was to shift from half-tone black and white photos to four-color printed on coated paper,” says Parent, who recently moved to Prescott, Arizona, while maintaining a business office in Wimberley. “It really improves the appearance of the book and gives readers a better feel for what the hikes look like.”

Explore the Lone Star Hiking Trail in East Texas

Explore the Lone Star Hiking Trail in East Texas

The sun crested over the tops of the tall pines, taking the chill out of the winter air as my partner and I set out from our campsite at Double Lake Recreation Area in East Texas’ Sam Houston National Forest. Our goal was to explore an 8-mile segment of the Lone Star Hiking Trail. The needles of loblolly and shortleaf pine trees crunched softly beneath our feet, and we listened to woodpeckers tapping in the canopy above as we looped through the forest on a part of the trail known as the Magnolia section. Encountering some of the namesake magnolias, we stopped to marvel at the towering, untamed trees—so unlike their manicured city cousins that it took me a moment to recognize them.

Four Texas Hotels and Resorts With Plenty of Star Power

Four Texas Hotels and Resorts With Plenty of Star Power

As Texans got a front-row seat to a magnificent total solar eclipse this month, interest in astronomy has reached a record high.

Frolicking Among the Bluebonnets at Fort Parker State Park

Frolicking Among the Bluebonnets at Fort Parker State Park

This photo from the Texas Highways archives shows a handsome couple—and their handlers—frolicking in a bumper crop of bluebonnets at Fort Parker State Park.

Find Your Place in the Sun at These Total Solar Eclipse Events

Find Your Place in the Sun at These Total Solar Eclipse Events

On April 8, the daytime sky will turn twilight when a total solar eclipse passes over Texas around 1:30 p.m.

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