1. Lora Lynn on January 24, 2023 at 12:10 am

    The Violet Crown trail will eventually go from Austin to San Marcos.

  2. Gramma Bee on January 24, 2023 at 12:10 am

    It does look peaceful. There are parts that need attention.

  3. Jack Turner on January 24, 2023 at 12:13 am

    Hell of a job. Terrible shame on the conditions.

  4. JIM LITTLE on January 24, 2023 at 12:15 am

    What a shame condition of this trail our government

  5. PLM in Texas on January 24, 2023 at 12:17 am

    Thanks for another great video. Walked the 4Cs trail with a friend back around ’84 or ’85. It was a beautiful trail. Walked it like you–from south to north. If I remember, there was a shelter about halfway on the trail where we slept overnight. Sorry to see it in disrepair.

  6. kurt whiting on January 24, 2023 at 12:19 am

    I hiked this from the bluff to the lake in July 1982 while attending SFASU. Camped overnight in the Adirondack shelter about mid way. It was a shaded scorcher that weekend. Also traversed the trail a few times on mountain bikes. The trail was in great shape back then. It’s recent demise started with storm damage from several hurricanes after 2005 and then tornado damage after 2010. Most of the trail has been closed since. Like you, I snuck in a few times but I didn’t get very far. The large pine trees littered the trail like matchsticks. Nature doesn’t always cooperate with us humans but it sure is beautiful. Love your videos.

  7. Occam's Razor on January 24, 2023 at 12:20 am

    Thank you. ❤️

  8. Anthony on January 24, 2023 at 12:20 am

    Wow! I’ve never heard of this trail. Definitely needs new bridges and trail work. East Texas is so beautiful.

  9. TxHornyToad on January 24, 2023 at 12:21 am

    10 or 12 years ago I use to hike all the trails in the Wilderness Section of the Lone Star Trail. I even planned how to do a through hike of the whole trail. Then the big fire closed significant portions of the trail. Then old age set in. Hard to hike more than 4 or 5 miles with just water and a machete to clear portions of the trail. I always carried a hiking stick for water crossing when the bridge was out.

  10. Tom Caldwell on January 24, 2023 at 12:24 am

    Thank you for sharing your adventure.

  11. The Weldonator's Amputee Journey on January 24, 2023 at 12:30 am

    As always, top notch job on your videos sir. I absolutely love seeing the all the little gems I had no clue about in my home State. Just to throw at you, and the only reason I know about it is because I want to hike it. You have been right next to it in a few of your videos, so I assumed you knew about it. It’s called the North East Texas Trail(NETT) and it runs the old railroad tracks from Farmersville to New Boston, about 130 miles of trail to walk, hike or bike. I wanted to share with you because it goes through all of the old towns. Thank you again for all that you do.

    Ride That Tasty Wave

  12. Robert Paulson on January 24, 2023 at 12:31 am

    My wife and I did this trail in 2016 and it nearly killed us. All the walkways and bridges were blown out – all of it.
    I don’t know how many ravines and streams we had to traverse. Veg was waist high to over your head.
    USFS sux balls.

  13. Priscilla Bettis on January 24, 2023 at 12:33 am

    It’s a gorgeous hike. Thanks for the warning about the bridges.

  14. tcvideosennistexas on January 24, 2023 at 12:34 am

    Great video,,,I’ve never even heard of this ! Glad you can tackle trails such as this,,,,,,I do worry about water moccasins,,,,,and such, great video for the places you’ve never heard of !

  15. Golf bravo Whiskey on January 24, 2023 at 12:35 am

    I live fairly close to there. They came through years ago probably around 2014 and built a lot of those bridges and walk trails with convict labor from the east ham unit.
    And they had one of those 100 year flood that came through I think in 2019 and wiped all of that stuff out. The last minute or so of your video you were actually walking down one of the old railroad tracks.
    I was in there the end of last summer and I was amazed at the damage.
    I think since Covid they stopped all of the off unit work crews that used to go up there.

  16. punktexas on January 24, 2023 at 12:38 am

    So sad to what’s happened to that trail. Looks like a wonderful area.

  17. TheOneToCall00 on January 24, 2023 at 12:41 am

    Around 4:15 when you go over that bridge there is what appears to be a spider in between two boards. Looks kind of creepy. Love your videos! Keep it up!

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  19. Gary Phillips on January 24, 2023 at 12:51 am

    I love your videos. Thanks for making them. I know it takes a lot of time. I’m hoping to see a lot of these places. Big Bend is my favorite place to visit in Texas so far. I live in Deer Park.

  20. Dolly the Llama on January 24, 2023 at 12:53 am

    Thanks for wink and the nudge. I think sometimes the trails are closed so the local officials/rangers don’t have to worry about hikers getting hurt on a damaged/neglected bridge and having to get rescued. On a federal level though, we have a right to be there, it’s National Forest.
    Much of the trail maintenance is done by volunteers from what I’ve read. To get repairs done, I believe, would be a matter of getting with a local trail association in the area. I know the Boy Scouts used to do a lot of that work years ago. I have no idea what they’re doing now.
    I’ve recently been getting back into hiking and backpacking and this is one on my list. I’ve wondered what condition it’s because I knew it had some damage a few years ago. Thanks for the great video and tips on the trail!

  21. Something Else on January 24, 2023 at 12:54 am

    Many people in Britain think Texas is a west state but its a Southern state
    I hope im right lol

  22. Andy Leo on January 24, 2023 at 12:54 am

    Never knew about the trail. Thanks fir the info

  23. Nightmare County on January 24, 2023 at 12:57 am

    Sad to say but a lot of the historical parks and trails in East Texas are being left to rot.. like this trail
    The Thimas J. Rusk homestead in Rusk Texas has been allowed to waste away pretty much.

  24. Bert Mullins on January 24, 2023 at 12:59 am

    I’ll bet the chiggers were in full force in those woods! Great p[lace for water moccasin encounters, too. That trail is in really bad shape. Makes you wonder what they spend our tax money on because it certainly is not spent here.

  25. Something Else on January 24, 2023 at 1:01 am

    A ribbon theres no way anyone could get past it without some heavy equipment lol

  26. Lyn Henley on January 24, 2023 at 1:01 am

    The bridge you turned around at just goes over some low land that sometimes floods. The bridge across Hickory Creek is still intact. The “levi” you were on is the old 4C trail tram, if you pay attention you should occassionally see an old crosstie.

  27. John Paddy on January 24, 2023 at 1:05 am

    The Texas Department of Corrections has Inmates who could do the work to repair and beautify this trail.

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