Sister Grove Park

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.

Sister Grove Park picnic table

Entry to the park is FREE.

This park and trails are part of the Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association (DORBA).

Amenities:

  • No lake views
  • Covered picnic tables
  • Hiking / Biking trails
  • Nice restrooms
  • Pavilion
  • Quiet / Secluded area
  • Two three mile trails

Sister Grove Park sign

According to the Dorba website:

Type

Single Track – 3 Loops

Distance

Roughly 6.4 miles

Land Manager

Collin County Open Space Board

Hours

The park is offical only open in daylight hours (i.e. from sunrise to sunset). People have been known to get locked in.

Description

A great trail near the town of Farmersville, in a county park full of refreshing green trees and grass. You might spot small animals like tortoises, rabbits, and various birds. Sometimes wild flowers bloom along the trail. This is a popular spot for photography (nature photography, wedding photography, portraits).

The trail starts at the sidewalk going left from the trailhead restroom building. It follows the Puppy Dog Loop for about 1.5 miles. This is the easiest and shortest loop. It comes out at the Corp of Engineers sign which marks the trail junction of the 3 loops. The Lake Loop is next, going to the left and basically clockwise, returning to nearly the same point, and veers left to the Sister Loop (also marked with black and white signs), to take you along a scenic and challenging (up) hilly loop back to the parking lot. Enjoy!

Watch for hikers and dog-walkers, and beware of wild creatures. It is a nature trail, after all.

Watch for trail maintenance workers on weekends, and look on DORBA and social media for Sister Grove Trail events!

Facilities
• Restrooms (closed during the winter months (Nov-Mar))
• Water (off during the winter months (Nov-Mar))
• Pavilions, pinic tables and grills
• Gas/food in Princeton or Farmersville
Sister Grove Park Access Trail

Directions

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″).

Note: all fees are subject to change without notice. Please check with the parks directly or with the gate attendants for all official pricing.
Full Park Listings

Sister Grove Park pavilion

Sister Grove Park restroom