Logan Hubble Park

Park view from entrance.

On this wonderful Christmas Eve morning I wanted to take a trip to a place that I have visited many times before as I used to mountain bike there often.  This place is Logan Hubble Park between Stanford and Lancaster off of Highway 27.  Typically this place offers more for horse riding enthusiast but has some designated walking/hiking trails.  Some basic info on the park, roughly 200 acres of land with a lake, also has basketball courts, volleyball, disc golf, along with multiple playgrounds.  Fishing is allowed on the lake along with a boat ramp, there is also access to Dix River in the park as well.

As you come into the park the road forks, the left leads to the majority of the park (lake, picnic facilities, etc.) and the right leads to the ramp to Dix River.  Parking is plentiful so I parked just inside the entrance on the left.  Today’s trip was more than just the normal hiking trails offered as I ventured into the equestrian trails as well.  The distance is however much you want, as little as half a mile, as many as 5.  I did about 5 miles today in a little over 2 hours.I began on the normal hiking trails starting beside the painted trail map which really doesn’t offer much in helping  you find your way once your on the trail.  I searched online beforehand and was able to find nothing other than basic information about the park.   The first trail takes you down by the Dix River ramp after about a quarter of a mile.  From there you will follow a creek down and back to the river.  Although this trail was easy to moderate there were three pretty steep hills in my path today, and here was the first.  At the top you have a nice view of the river down below and farmland beyond the far bank.  That trail led out towards the outdoor classroom where normally people hiking would turn left and head back into the open area of the park I decided to to turn right and hit the equestrian trails.

As I ventured towards the horse trails I ran into a couple who were Geocaching.  Now for those of you who don’t know what geocaching is watch this video Geocaching.  Now this is something that I had been interested in but never really tried it, this couple very kindly allowed me to walk with them to their next destination.  As we walked they explained more about geocaching showing me the GPS units they were using and even letting me take over for the last 25 feet or so to try and find it.  After finding it and them writing in the log book they left me wanting to start geocaching and enough information to do so.  So I’ll say a special thanks to Ground Fox for getting me starting, oh and my geocaching username is hikeky.com (I’m not creative).  After that I climbed the third and final hill that led to an open field where 5 deer took off before I could turn the camera on them.

The trail was rough and muddy as expected, anytime your hiking on horse trails there will be ruts and hoof marks that you will have to deal with, this part of the trail was a lot of ups and downs with several creek crossings.  Eventually the trail ends near where the horse riders park their trucks and trailors, so it’s a quick walk on the road back to where I parked.  Unfortunately I don’t have a website with any more information so if you have any questions please leave a comment or email me.  There will also be a discussion board on this place on our Facebook page.  As always happy hiking and have a very Merry Christmas.

4 Responses to “Logan Hubble Park”

  • Heather says:

    Geocaching is pretty awesome. I’m glad to see that you liked it.

  • Samantha says:

    i really like this website i think that you would like to hike down around “Land Between The Lakes” it is beautiful down there..and thanks for giving me ideas!

  • billy says:

    I’m unfamiliar with this park. Where did you mountain bike on it? On the equestrian trails?

    • Jd Smith says:

      Hey Billy,
      I did bike on the equestrian trails making sure to park and move to the side when encountering riders to give them the right of way. Take care.

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