This is a great little hidden away park on the very northern tip of Lake Lavon. From the park, there are no lake views. It is about a mile hike down to the lake. This park is mainly used by hikers and bikers for its native trail routes.
Sister Grove Park has a great day use area. There are plenty of covered picnic tables and a covered pavilion. There are some short paved trails in the day use area. The trails leading to the lake are unpaved.
Entry to the park is FREE.
This park and trails are part of the Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association (DORBA).
- No lake views
- Covered picnic tables
- Hiking / Biking trails
- Nice restrooms
- Quiet / Secluded area
- Two three mile trails
According to the Dorba website:
The trail is made up of two single track loops that form a figure eight. The direction of the trail is clock wise, so at the trail head go left. The two loops are Sister Grove Loop and the Lake Loop. At the junction of the two loops is a gate. When you get to the gate, always take a left. It is a beginner to intermediate level trail. It is a rolling trail that winds it ways through open fields and woods. It has some good climbs on the Lake Loop and some fast fun down hills on the Sister Grove Loop. It has one tight twisty rooty wooded section near the end of the Sister Grove Loop that is challenging. The flowers are pretty so don’t forget to bring your camera. This trail is only open during daylight hours, so don’t stay too late, folks have been locked in! Note: A hunter access trail does split the trail in half. This trail is for duck hunter to get access to Lake Lavon during duck hunting season. Please try to stay off the hunter access trail.
Located near Princeton and Farmersville, Texas.
Go north on 75 to McKinney and take exit 41 and a right on HWY 380. After about 14 miles you will take a left on CR559 (you can’t miss it, It is the bridge in the middle of a bridge on Lake Lavon). Go north on HWY 78 to Farmersville and at the intersection of HWY 380 and HWY 78 head west on HWY 380. Go about 3 miles you will take a right on CR559 (you can’t miss it, it is bridge in the middle of a bridge on Lake Lavon). Follow the signs to Sister Grove Park (LAT 33deg 10′ 50″ LON 96deg 26′ 33″).
The park is officially only open in daylight hours (i.e. from sunrise to sunset). People have been known to get locked in.