Fort Richardson State Historical Park Trail is a moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Jacksboro, TX that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking.
great area....it is about 1bmile from start to finish. ranger tip of the day: stay in where grass is low ....plenty of rattlers in the area and they dont like to go in the open or low grass area.
Fort Richardson was the northernmost of a series of forts to protect settlers from Indian attacks. The State of Texas has restored several of the buildings and the park has a tour each day at 10AM and 2PM. The post hospital building is quite impressive. The morgue is located behind the hospital. Other buildings include the bakery, the magazine, Enlisted barracks, Officers quarters, and the ruins of the Guard House.