Lake Mineral Wells Trail

EASY 38 reviews

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. Horses are also able to use this trail.

6.8 miles 242 feet Loop

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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

hiking
7 days ago

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.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

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

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

Great trail

rock climbing
8 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.

9 months ago

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
9 months ago

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

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

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.

10 months ago

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

1 year ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

mountain biking
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

Cardio baby!!

1 year ago

1 year ago