Hidden away in the wooded hills northwest of Waco lies Meridian State Park, a haven for nature lovers and fishing enthusiasts. The park's 72-acre lake offers fishing in addition to swimming, and no-wake boating. A hiking trail encircling Lake Meridian features limestone outcroppings with fossils, a scenic overlook and aquatic vegetation. Birdwatching is excellent and there is a good chance of seeing the rare Golden-cheeked Warbler.

Another easy trail in Meridian, but a great one for a brief getaway into the brush. Well marked. Family and dog friendly.

This is an easy loop trail that gives a few nice views and solitude. Family friendly.

Good hiking with pretty cool limestone features here and there mixed in with marshy lake views filled with lillypads.


Well worth the trip! I didn't do the smaller side trails due to the large family crowds. But the loop was peaceful, shaded in most areas, and had enjoyable views.

We did the smaller trails with our 2 month, 2 year and 8 year olds. It was a lot of fun.

No mountain biking allowed. Hiking only trails. Looked great, but couldn't use :/

trail running
10 months ago

I ran every trail in park. Had to connect some with the roads. Really lovely quaint park. Lake was beautiful. So peaceful here. Trails were mix of rocky and smooth. I really liked it and will return. Good wildflowers too.

Walked with Bella Trey mica Whitney George and Ethan

Monday, January 30, 2017

Nice hike for us older guys

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

easy, had the trail to ourselves.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

The only bad thing I really have to say is that the trail is poorly marked. Other than that the hike was pretty good, it was challenging enough to get my heart beat up and the scenery was nice.

road biking
Tuesday, October 06, 2015

I'm a fan of "diamond in the rough," spots and the kayaking this was one. I think it's great; mountain biking around the lake was difficult in certain areas, because I think it's for hiking only? Really had to use precision on loose rocks, but my 26 held up fantastic. I'm going back adapt.

Monday, February 04, 2013

Great little park for a day trip. Campgrounds are small, but trail around scenic lake is fun.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

I grew up in this park. It is a small town hideout for sure. Yeah, the rangers are a bit strict (do not cliff dive into the lake no matter how loud it calls to you :) But, overall it is a great experience. The lake is smaller, so unmotorized boats only. My advice, choose a site closest to the water, you will get the most privacy. When hiking search for the hidden sweet spots and bouldering areas (you'll know when you find them.) Also, beautiful photography and group area if that's your thing.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Recently came back from a camping trip at this park. Did it on a weekday trip to avoid the crowds. THis is a SMALL park. Only about 26 camping sites. Went for the sake of Spring wild flower photography. The trip there was great! However, I found some of the trails around the park uninteresting with the exception of a small water fall. There's plenty of shade on the hikes and they're well maintained. Park rangers were kinda...strict. Obey the rules if you camp. The lake was high so we didn't get to hike around the lake. This would be a nice hike as the lake is pretty small in comparison to others. Overall, it was a very peaceful and enjoyable hike, disappointed in wildlife and photographic moments. FIshing is supposed to be good...not a bite though.

Friday, April 09, 2010

Great small State Park. Trail loops around Lake. Good trail.

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