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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

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