Dinosaur Valley

Ft. Worth, Texas

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About 60 miles SW of Fort Worth. An easy day hike through the hills above the Paluxy River. Special Attractions: Dinosaur tracks, views. Permit required for camping.
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by Laurence Parent (Falcon Guides)

About 60 miles SW of Fort Worth. An easy day hike through the hills above the Paluxy River. Special Attractions: Dinosaur tracks, views. Permit required for camping.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Ft. Worth
Length: 4.3
Elevation Gain: 200 feet
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Season: Fall through Spring.
Local Contacts: Dinosaur Valley State Park 254-897-4588
Local Maps: Dinosaur Valley State Park map, Hill City and Glen Rose West USGS
Topo Map: Dinosaur Valley Topographic Map
Guide Book: Hiking Texas Guide Book
Driving Directions: View Directions
Trail Directions: View Guide

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Recent Trail Reviews

7/19/2008

This is a very scenic trail system near Dallas. We spent most of our day on the white and blue outter loops. There are a couple bluffviews that overlook the valley that are quite striking. The climbs are not too bad, but I highly recommend staying off the trail in the summer unless you are in peak physical condition. We faced temperatures well over 100 degrees and quickly realized that our water supplies were insufficient. The trails are well marked as you go. Clearly, the most outstanding trails include at least one river crossing where you encounter dinosaur footprints consisting of several footsteps and individual imprints that are the size of a small dog. Wildlife consisted of several birds, lots of lizards, and a few deer. The trailhead is a short drive from Dallas and can easily be made into a round trip day trip.

2/16/2007

This place was a great hiking experience. We took our Troop of young boy scouts there for an overnight campout and were suprised by the beauty. We even heard a wolf or 2 at night. The trails will be hard to follow unless you have a trail map so don't forget to get one from the Ranger station before you start your hike.

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