Dinosaur Valley State Park Hiking Trails

Glen Rose, TX
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Dinosaur Valley State Park Hiking Trails is a 7 mile loop trail located near Glen Rose, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and is accessible from November until April.

Directions from Glen Rose, TX: Travel 4 miles west. Take US Highway 67 to FM 205 for 4 miles to Park Road 59; then go one mile to the headquarters. There is an honor box located at headquarters for collecting fees after office hours.

Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

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This is a very fun hike for all ages. Each time I've done it, it was overnight. There are some nice spots to camp if you decide to do so. The dinosaur tracks are an added bonus to a very nice relaxed hike. I'll continue to visit going forward as this is one of the more enjoyable hikes near DFW.

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Was beautiful! Came across two very large snakes many large spiders but the scenery was worth it.

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Great place for a family or couple. We went early in the morning and took the long trail around (blue I think?). Mostly dirt pack with field stones. Few good hills, rises, etc. some views were better then others but it's really neat to think about what's been there before you. Overall a great example of what I would call Texas hill country. Go early or the heat will force you to leave too! Course since you're in TX you already know that.

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I give the whole trail system 5 stars because there are so many varied trails winding, ascending, descending, through creek beds, trees, open grass, across the Paluxy River etc. Great terrain. Lots to see. Many rabbit trails to wonder off and explore! Lots of shade, a few great views and vistas. I have hiked and mountain biked these trails. Excellent for both. Enjoy God's great outdoors!

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While we spent most of our time around the river, my family loved the option of getting wet anytime the trail got to hot. There are a few spots off the beaten path that are some what tricky, but the adventure was fun.

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Great place to train! You go up rocky trails, down smooth sandy areas, walk through tree dense areas, over bridges and if the river is up, practice crossing a river.

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We hiked this park in October of 2008 and had a great time. We got some good info from the Ranger and followed the main trail down to the river where we found some very remarkably preserved dinosaur tracks. We then went up the hill and got some good views above the river. Great day and great family hike. I would recommend combining the hiking with a day or two of camping at the park.

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We had an awesome time on this trail. For a short trail it was really fun. It had many routes to take as well as one simply long trail. There were lots of people there, and all were very nice. Although there were mountain bikers there, we never had a problem with them and they were very respectable to us hikers. There was some different terrain to walk through and some pretty rivers to cross. The ranger at the park was very helpful. It seemed like there was some nice camping areas there, and we look forward to exploring that next visit. One key piece of advice, don't follow the letters on the posted signs in the park. Stick to the colored arrows that coordinate with the trail you are wanting to hike. We took our 4 month old son and all 3 of us had a blast!

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Good fitness hike with moderate hills in places. The scenery looks like most other rural areas around DF/W and won't exactly blow you away. The dinosaur tracks in the river are worth a look.

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