Lake Mineral Wells Trail is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Mineral Wells, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.8 miles
203 feet

dogs on leash

kid friendly




horseback riding

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running





wild flowers


Directions from Mineral Wells, TX: Travel 4 miles east on US Highway 180 or 14 miles west of Weatherford on US Highway 180

17 days ago

clearly marked all the way, flat easy trail.

4 months ago

We did the purple trail and the penitentiary trail twice..about 9.5 miles total. The temp was over 100 when we finished. I really liked the park and the lake and rock climbing options make it a good destination for a day or weekend. it's only about an hour from Fort Worth.
We will use this place again.

7 months ago

One of the most boring trails I’ve ever been on. We did a little over 3 miles from the trail head and turned back. I guess it’s ok if you live nearby otherwise do anything but go on this trail.

rock climbing
9 months ago

Gorgeous areas to free climb. Beautiful scenery with hidden caves and small gorges sprinkled all around. I recommend it.

9 months ago

Cool trail system. The west side is a lot of sand trails that are good for your knees. The east side has the most interesting trail in my opinion that is along lake leading to the overlook/rock climbing area. You can easily do all the trails in one day hike.

mountain biking
Sunday, September 17, 2017

We're beginners and it's a very hot day. That made it difficult to get through the very rocky and sandy areas, but it's a nice trail, well cleared and maintained. I saw a roadrunner, a rabbit and 3 deer. I look forward to cooler weather and increased fitness when doing this trail next time.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

nice liesure trail

Friday, August 25, 2017

Great park to hike and bring your dog or dogs! Bring your climbing gear. The park has pre-installed climbing anchors for the public to use. Beautiful view's of the lake while you are walking and the hills this park has are an excellent workout esp on a hot TX day! This is an awesome park. I did not know Texas had hills and rock cliffs! Deer and lots of other wildlife are all over the park walking around doing their thing. Bring water with you because Texas is Hot! The park does have OASIS Areas for horses and dogs so make sure you look at a map and know where those are ahead of time. The Park is huge with lots of shaded areas in. Case you want to drive in and get a quick peaceful walk in or take a nap :). Great work Mineral Springs Guys, you are doing good work!!!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

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.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

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.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

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.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Great trail

rock climbing
Monday, July 11, 2016

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!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

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

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.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Really pretty me and my husband loved it!!! Highly recommended

Monday, March 28, 2016

the trails are closed after hard rains to keep erosion down and because they can't get vehicles back there in an emergency. it's best to call ahead in the rainy season to see if they are open; it can take a while for the trails to dry out properly.

mountain biking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mountain biking & hiking. Beautiful. Had my first night ride here. Great fun! Saw a pack of wild boar, turkey & deer. The MTBiking is easy, lots of jeep trail. Some sandy sections. Single track. One section at farthest point on trail map, is more technical. Climb, descent & rocks!

mountain biking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Cardio baby!!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

The wife and I did 14 miles for 2014, Jan 1. Started at the trail head in Weatherford and hiked to Mineral Wells State Park. Nice walk but and not too difficult.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I hiked from garner west to lake mineral wells state park. I really like the flat and soft surface allows you to look around and up when walking, not down at surface. I wish there was more shade. And the portion I walked had a road beside it the entire time. I saw many lively rabbits and cardinals.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

I parked car at garner and hiked trail way to park. The rock climbing hollow was unique. On the other side of the lake are most of the hiking trails. The park ranger told me they were closed due to rain, but I hiked them anyway. Pretty, varied terrain. Very isolated after crowds in the lake area. The primitive camping area was a big letdown.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

We weren't able to hike the main trails, but we did walk throughout the rest of the park (more near the rock climbing areas). The trails were well marked, and the view of the lake was amazing! This park has many things to do, canoeing, camping, hiking, rock climbing. You can rent a canoe from them for $25/hr or $45/4 hrs. They don't let you rent on Thursday though, just fyi if you plan to camp here!

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Easy trail. Very quiet. Nice little out and about. Not much to see at this time of year but still nice to get away from the crowds.

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

My family of four spent the entire Saturday 04/05/14 hiking and wondering around.... Had an amazing time.... We'll define tilt go back during Spring or Winter.

mountain biking
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

The main trail is not great for mtb. A lot of deep sand and loose rocks. If you ride it prepare for suffering. Enjoyed the park and camping though.

road biking
Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Great trail

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