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.

Loved it! Will be going back.

Decent hikes. I would rate this moderate. Lots of stair like climbs and some small canyon areas. Most of the trails are shaded by trees and run along the lake. Not super busy but it was a weekday too. There are some great picnic and BBQ areas so bring food. $7/adult entry fee.

I'm sure it pretty. But $7 per person is absolutely ridiculous to charge for a family to go on a short hike. Sorry but I think not.

This park trail has a lot of options. I started on the black loop, at about 1.3 miles you can continue the loop back to the parking area or continue North on the green loop. As you go north several similar choices are available. I took the green loop then yellow to the road. Then purple north to the primitive camping area which was vacant at that time. I took the purple path all the way back to the parking area. The black and green loops are wide and flat, easy but not very interesting.
The yellow and purple paths are much better walks thru the woods. On the way back, the purple path crosses the black in two places giving you options. That part of the purple path nearest the parking area can be pretty challenging, it's narrow and rocky.
These choices resulted in a 5.0 mile hike that took about 1:45.

Nice park. Trail is out and back, very scenic in spots, Good place for birding or photography.

rock climbing
6 months ago

The area is nice. Not much of a trail to follow. But the area with the large rock cliffs was pretty, great place for rock climbing.

great! awesome views of Downtown LA, LA River, Burbank and The Valley.

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.

not a huge fan of the actual trail. not much too see if walking, I do believe this serves better as a horse trail. lots of soft sand and no shade. the park itself is nice and the rock climbing area is great.

Great trail

rock climbing
11 months ago

I love this park! I went with a rock climbing group and we encountered many friendly people. Dogs are allowed. Not too crowded. Very well-kept park.

Monday, June 27, 2016

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!

hiking
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

It was amazing!!!! I am definitely going back!! Amazing for camping too

hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

hiking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

Well maintained rail-trail. Crushed stone construction. Portions of the trail closed due to storm damage. Easy hike. Kid and dog friendly. Wildlife viewing (quail and turkey). Bring plenty of water and bug spray during the hot months.