Come and Explore Where Dinosaurs Once Roamed.

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Be Prepared

  • Bring towels, extra socks and shoes, a walking stick, as well as sunscreen and plenty of water. As we know Texas weather can change in a blink of an eye, so make sure you keep track of what the weather is supposed to be like, so you and your family can dress appropriately. 


  • Some trails are not stroller friendly, so please research the trails. 


  • If the park receives any rain the river could possibly close causing trails north of the river to close as well. Please call ahead at (254) 897-4588 or visit our social media pages to ensure our trails are open. 


  • Never hike alone and always make sure someone knows where you will be, and when you plan on returning. 


  • All trails are bike friendly unless otherwise marked, to help better protect yourself please wear a helmet. Also, stop by headquarters where they can match you with the perfect trail for your skill level.


  •  For your safety and the safety of wildlife please stay on the marked trails. 


  • Flash flooding can occur so please keep an eye on the weather when you're out exploring. 


  • Trails can be steep and rocky, and when crossing the water the rocks are very slippery so please watch your step. 


Trail Etiquette

  • Pack all trash and leave no trace.


  • Please do not feed wildlife, leave that to nature.


  • To help preserve Texas heritage leave artifacts where you found them and report the location to a ranger.


  • In the backpacking camping area due to the potential for ground scarring and wildlife campfires are not permitted. 

Trails located North of the Paluxy River

Limestone Ledge Trail

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Be Prepared to get your feet wet crossing the Paluxy River. When taking this trail you're able to see the Main Track Site where R.T. Bird discovered the first sauropod track way in the world. 

  • 1.0 Miles
  • 2 Hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Cedar Brake Outer Loop Trail

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This long trail takes you on a looping tour of the park atop limestone ridges crowned by cedar brakes. 

  • 7.5 Miles
  • 3.5 Hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Black-Capped Vireo Trail

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Endangered black-capped vireos nest in these shrubby woodlands.

  •  2.7 Miles
  • 1.25 Hours
  • Moderate

Denio Trail

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On this winding trail you can find Denio Creek as well as endangered Golden-Cheeked Warblers. 

  • 1.6 Miles
  • 45 Mins
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Buckeye Trail

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Taking this trail you'll follow Buckeye creek which includes some small waterfalls.

  •  1.3 Miles
  • 45 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Rocky Ridge Trail

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A high ridge trail that provides scenic overlooks. 

  • 1.0 Miles
  • 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Oak Springs Trail

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 Look for natural, bubbling springs as you walk this winding trail through oak woodlands.  

  • 0.3 Miles
  • 10 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Overlook Trail

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This hiking only trail provides a wonderful overlook view of the Paluxy River. 

  • 0.5 Miles
  • 30 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Trails located South of the Paluxy River

Horseshoe Equestrian Trail

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 Explore the bluestem grasslands along the edge of the Paluxy River. 

  • 2.6 Miles
  • 1 Hour
  • Difficulty: Easy

Paluxy River Trail

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 Discover many different dinosaur tracks as you meander the limestone ledge of the Paluxy River.  

  • 1.9 Miles
  • 1.3 Hours
  • Difficulty: Easy

Monarch Trail

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 As you meander through the trees stay alert for fluttering birds and butterflies. 

  • 0.5 Miles
  • 15 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

Discovery Trail

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 Introduce the kids to the wonders of nature on this easy, educational trail. 

  • 0.1 Miles
  • 10 Minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy

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