Activities include camping; lake swimming (unsupervised); fishing; boating (no skiing/tubing, or jet skis permitted); rock climbing (climbers and rappelers must check in at headquarters); mountain biking; equestrian camping, horseback riding (visitors must provide their own horses); and hiking. Note: Trails may be closed during wet weather. Climbing is prohibited when the rock formations are wet (Call the park to verify climbing area is open, if it has rained in the last 48 hours of your planed arrival.) More information on the Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway.
Red trail provided decent terrain and cool climbing rocks along trail. Not particularly challenging or long, but a nice way to start off a Sunday morning. On its own, not really worth the $7 entrance fee to the park, although the corsstimbers trails were closed due to rain. Took my dog and she loved it.
best trail in the Fort Worth area. It's hard to believe this type of park is so close to DFW. Very clearly marked and cleared trails, LOTS of rocka for climbing of all skill sets. My boys (both less than 5) loved climbing around on all the formations around penitentiary hollow. Definitely gonna make this a regular destination!
Mountain biking & hiking. Beautiful. Had my first night ride here. Great fun! Saw a pack of wild boar, turkey & deer. The MTBiking is easy, lots of jeep trail. Some sandy sections. Single track. One section at farthest point on trail map, is more technical. Climb, descent & rocks!
I hiked from garner west to lake mineral wells state park. I really like the flat and soft surface allows you to look around and up when walking, not down at surface. I wish there was more shade. And the portion I walked had a road beside it the entire time. I saw many lively rabbits and cardinals.
I parked car at garner and hiked trail way to park. The rock climbing hollow was unique. On the other side of the lake are most of the hiking trails. The park ranger told me they were closed due to rain, but I hiked them anyway. Pretty, varied terrain. Very isolated after crowds in the lake area. The primitive camping area was a big letdown.
Hannah C. on Lake Mineral Wells Trail
We weren't able to hike the main trails, but we did walk throughout the rest of the park (more near the rock climbing areas). The trails were well marked, and the view of the lake was amazing! This park has many things to do, canoeing, camping, hiking, rock climbing. You can rent a canoe from them for $25/hr or $45/4 hrs. They don't let you rent on Thursday though, just fyi if you plan to camp here!