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Dana Peak Park Trail is a 6.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Harker Heights, Texas that features a lake and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, horses, and mountain biking and is best used from October until April. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 6.8 mi Elevation gain 314 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Running

Forest

Lake

Views

Wild flowers

Wildlife

Rocky

Scramble

No shade

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Loop trails. Hiking, mountain biking, horseback, trail running. Loops of various lengths and level of difficulty. Rocky terrain with wooded areas that have soil terrain. There are some very nice trails at the far end of the loop, some pump trail areas make it fast and exciting with some pretty gnarly rocky hill climbs. This area is getting better and better.

Parking is just off the road. Bathrooms are down in Dana Peak Park.

From US HWY 190 take FM 2410 south to Comanche Gap Rd. Follow Comanche Gap to a 90deg angle in the road and you are there.

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Reviews (599)
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Recordings (553)
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JTM Bartels
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RunningOver grown

Solid running trail, GPS map needed with all the off shoots if you're planning to stay on the route...ended up doing 7 miles. Couple MTN bikers out but all good for a run. Great views and spotted a fawn along the path.

Joseph W.
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Mountain biking

Dana Peak to Stillhouse Park and back.

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Caleb Sechler
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RunningRocky

Great run, not a whole lot of change in elevation. A few bunny hills throughout. About half was wooded until you got closer to the water, then there wasn’t any shade. Overall pretty easy run and nicely scenic.

Tony Thompson
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HikingBugs

This trail is amazing. There were some scorpions on the trail by the teepees. You can get to the water by the teepee but be careful sitting on the rocks, there were some spiders. We were out there at dusk, 8:30 ish. We didn't have signal to start the trail so our path is about halfway recorded.

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Adrienne Pedigo
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HikingRocky
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Ashley Martin
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HikingRocky

Fun trail, but gets hot quick when not in shade bring a lot of water! Overall was relaxing and scenic.

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Camron Lingenfelter
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HikingRocky
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Matt Greseth
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Hiking

Awesome place, I look forward to mtn biking it.

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Dawn Bescoe-Laycock
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HikingRocky
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Cathy Lewis
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Hiking

This trail is very established and fun.

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Cathy Lewis
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Hiking

Nice level hike

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Ron C.
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Hiking

Nice combination of distance with some changes in elevation.

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Tom Blake
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Hiking

Did this alone on Monday Presidents Day 2020 and absolutely loved it. Clouds turned to bright sun and 70 plus degrees. The trail was teeming with birds and no more than a dozen people I encountered. It is easy to set your own distance. I found it so enjoyable I did 11.4 and loved every minute of it. The lack of signs was a nice point I felt but could be difficult without all trails. Highly recommend!!!

Christina Valentine
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Renee Stoughton
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Hiking

Trails maintain great!

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Sarah Moll
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HikingRocky
Sam Wat
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Hiking

Great hike with many opportunities for amazing views- especially the plateau. Can be rocky so wear good shoes.

Kristy McIvor
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Hiking

I’m from Massachusetts and we hike the White Mountain National Forest in New Hampshire so we weren’t expecting much from this “hike” but my husband and I were visiting our son, daughter in law and 5 grandchildren ranging in age from 3 to 12 and looking for something fun and outdoorsy to do. We all had a fantastic time. Could’ve/would’ve spent the whole day if the younger ones weren’t “starving”. Will be going back with a packed lunch (tomorrow). All of us really enjoyed the walk, hiked up to the plateau which offered fantastic views of the lake, found shell fossils and explored all kinds of fantastic vegetation and wildlife (including the biggest jackrabbit ever!). The kids were really interested to find fossil shells and wanted to know how long ago the area was under water (265 million years by the way). It really got them interested in history and asking questions they wouldn’t normally ask. It was a fabulous day... definitely doing it again before we fly back to New England.

Nadine Huber
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Hiking

Took Loki with us. Water very low. Had fun running in lake.

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Michelle Petroze
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HikingRocky

I def recommend this trail. It has beautiful views. The trails are very rocky so I would recommend trail shoes with ankle support. It's easy to roll an ankle out there.

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Gene Ficker
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Mountain biking

Great with the kids they can get a great ride on

Justin A. Pritchett
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i took my 2 year old who loves the outdoors and puppies. she saw 4 deer on a really short loop and i cant wait to take her on a longer trail next time.

Kevin McNeely
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I loved it. It was beautiful. Take a compass, water and printed maps.

Jackie B
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HikingNo shadeRocky

fun trail ! however, the address given is wrong, its off of comanche gap road, not shoreline. dogs had a blast and was great for wildlife photography!

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Crystalyn Marie
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HikingRocky

Tons of marked trails without lots of traffic. I appreciated all the arrows and marked trees and bushes to assure me I was on the trail. Many areas had just enough width for one walker/rider, lots of shade on the less traveled trails.

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