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On the Chaparral Trail section of the Northeast Texas Trail near Roxton, Bryan Hargis pedals across an 1880s railroad bridge that spans Cane Creek. (Photo by Laurence Parent)

After running across a brief story on a new rail-trail in northeast Texas, I had to investigate. The 130-mile trail—open to cyclists, runners, walkers, and even equestrians—extends from Farmersville in eastern Collin County to New Boston just west of Texarkana. It travels through seven counties and 19 rural towns. Some sections are paved, some are gravel, and some are the original rough railroad bed. As someone who has written a Texas hiking guide and taken photographs all over the state, I wondered why I’d never heard of it.

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