Dinosaur Valley State Park Hiking Trails is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Glen Rose, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
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.
This place has a great selection of hiking and primitive camping sites along with multiple scenic areas. I'm not an expert in hiking/camping, but I tend to look for more aggressive areas to explore and this place kept me entertained. I plan on camping in the primitively areas in the upcoming weeks.
Decent trail fast hike, run, or bike ride. Didn't really see any interesting sights to slow down for. You will have to cross the Paluxy river twice. And if you go by the colored trail park map be careful in the south west area. They improperly painted the 'Cedar Brake Outer Loop' (dark red) the color used for 'Black-capped Vireo' trail color (dark green)
Lots of different trails to choose from. You do have to cross the river at the beginning but it's not that bad. Great scenery and a good hike.
The Paluxy River runs through the middle of the park which makes the season you go a big factor. All roads and primitive campsites are on the western side of the river with a few trails. Most of the good trails are on the eastern side of the river making crossing it a requirement at least twice. We enjoy crossing at the southern junction and then hiking the Paluxy River Trail up river. This allows us to wade/swim the river back down to the original crossing point when we are done with the PRT. Great trail for water dogs!
Well maintained and marked trails. Great wading/swimming in the Paluxy River as most trails are on the opposite side as access and parking.
There are several dinosaur tracks visible in the river bed. Bring your swimsuits and water bottles.
Took my 6yr old and he loved it! Bring your swimsuit and take a dip after a long hike!