Looking for a great trail in Dinosaur Valley State Park, Texas? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, river trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 4 moderate trails in Dinosaur Valley State Park ranging from 2 to 8.3 miles and from 679 to 875 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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Dinosaur Valley State Park contains some of the best preserved dinosaur tracks in the world. The dinosaur tracks are located in the riverbed, so please call ahead to check on river conditions. There are two fiberglass models; a 70-foot Apatosaurus and a 45-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex. They were built, under commission of the Sinclair Oil Company, New York World's Fair Dinosaur Exhibit of 1964 - 1965. Other activities include camping, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, Equestrian use in a separate 100-acre area (no horses furnished), river swimming and fishing, and wildlife observation.

Hybrid access via Limestone route> Outlook>Black Capped Vireo> Cedar Creak Breakout then reverse. Excellent trail that has some technical sections but nothing crazy. For a long quite hike take this route. There’s also some scenic parts along the way. Expect to be out for 3-4hrs.

hiking
25 days ago

Lots of ups and downs! Wear waterproof boots and you’ll be fine! Fantastic trail!

I've done this trail twice now. It's a good workout, has views of nice rolling hills, and passes the dinosaur tracks. There are stream crossings at the beginning and end. I had to wade once and could stay on top of rocks the other time. Check the state website and/or Facebook page before heading out for river conditions.

From primitive north campsite #6 to Buckeye trail to Outer Cedar Brake to River to Limestone Ledge trail to Outer Cedar & back to #6

From remote parking to Primitive camp #6 north

Awesome trail! Loops around so you have a vantage point of rolling hills, arrive at the beautiful overlook, then descend with cedars, and sounds of the river. Great trail with kids, anniversary hike, or trail running!

hiking
2 months ago

We had fun and saw some great dinosaur tracks, however the trails are very poorly marked within the park.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

Easy hike. It was also easy to get lost.

Great weather this time of year.

hiking
3 months ago

Well trafficked. This trail wasn’t that difficult and it’s hard to follow at times but it’s very nice and throughout a lot of the trail you can hear the running water of the river.

hiking
3 months ago

Good trail

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

Although this trail is labeled Limestone Ledge Trail in the park, most is clearly marked by blue paint ok trees or rocks. However, halfway through hike when you need to hike down and start back on the loop there isn’t a clearly marked path. We found a dry river rock bed that looked like it lead to a trail and that happened to be it ! Otherwise you run into another trail. The rat of the way was clearly marked on the return hike. Nice shady, but it is rocky in places.

hiking
bugs
3 months ago

So so so so soooo many spiders about 1 mile in. We had to turn around because all the routes we tried to take were just completely overrun with spider webs.

mountain biking
rocky
4 months ago

This trail kicked my rear. Lots of loose rocks, steps, steep inclines, and narrow trails. Fun, but challenging. Had to walk many of the uphills. Not sure if I’m just not skilled on my bike or if this trail is really that tough, but it wins today.

hiking
4 months ago

We mainly hiked in the river. The water was a perfect temperature and the scenery all around was beautiful. Definitely will go back and explore more!

hiking
bugs
5 months ago

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

This was a great trail! My only complaint was the long stretches of Rocky terrain, which is fine, but for me it took a toll on my ankles. Otherwise, some decent shade coverage, crossed the Brazos twice, as well as a handful of small streams. Be prepared to get your feet wet! There were some decent changes in elevation... especially for this area of North Central Texas. There are some rewarding lookouts throughout as well. Definitely recommend!

hiking
7 months ago

Dinosaurs Valley State Park is a great park for hiking and views. The trails are semi challenging and the views are excellent. You can cool off by walking or sinning in the river.

Dinosaurs Valley State Park is a great park for hiking and views. The trails are semi challenging and the views are excellent. You can cool off by walking or sinning in the river.

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

hiking
bugs
muddy
over grown
8 months ago

This was a great little trail. The scenery was stunning, and the river was high and clear. The problem with the trail is the last portion is un-mowed!! We had to walk with 11 kids through grass, weeds and flowers for a good distance! TERRIBLE! We got ants and rashes... If you want to take this trail, check with the park ranger and see if it is being maintained!

Nice trail, busy in some spots but a great day hike.

hiking
10 months ago

Nice trail along the river, though I didn't hike the entire thing. Some places/benches to stop and rest if needed. TONS of people, though. My only complaint is that the path isn't correctly marked on AllTrails ... it seems like it got mixed up with the Limestone Ledge Trail. I submitted my suggested edit ... hopefully gets fixed.

on Cedar Brake Outer Loop

hiking
10 months ago

Loved it! Super easy and lots to look at! I got a little turned around at the second river crossing. I def recommend a hat and lots of sunblock if going in the summer, as there are long stretches with no trees. I personally wouldnt take the entire outter loop during the summer.

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