Nature Trail

Glen Rose, Texas 76043

Nature Trail

Nature Trail Professional Review and Guide

"Dinosaur Valley State Park has an excellent trail system that can be enjoyed by both hikers and mountain bikers. The color-coded trail system interlaces the park’s cross timbers (an area where prairie meets woodlands) and prairie habitat, an undulation of oak-studded uplands and sugarberry bottomlands. A sizable elbow of the Paluxy River runs through the park.

In fact, this tributary of the Brazos River is responsible for carving through layers of mudstone, sandstone, and limestone, exposing some of the finest dinosaur tracks in the state. The park has provided a glimpse of this ancient past in its interpretive center and an outdoor display of the 45-foot Tyrannosaurus and 70-foot Apatosaurus fiberglass models, originally manufactured for the 1964–65 New York World’s Fair. Pure entertainment!"

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Trail Information

Glen Rose
Nearby City
0.5
Distance
Shuttle
Trail Type
Easy
Skill Level
1 hour
Duration
Best in Spring
Season
Dinosaur Valley State Park
Local Contacts
USGS Glen Rose West
Local Maps