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.

Length6.8 miElevation gain203 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyCampingHikingHorseback ridingMountain bikingNature tripsRock climbingWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeViewsWildflowersWildlifeFee
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Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

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

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Jacque M
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JD Justice
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HikingMuddy

great trails and the park does a really great job with marking them all really well. take the time to hike to the western red loop, well worth it. The history of the land the park sits on is awesome. To think for some young men in 1967-1972 this was the last peaceful outdoor woods they enjoyed, before the jungle hells of Vietnam...

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D'Anna Dea Jackson
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Judy Harrison
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Brett K
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Nice state park for Texas standards.

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augustine Barrera
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Ryan Davis
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Good trail system. There was a small amount of mud but otherwise it was wide and well-marked. Some of the sections were a bit rocky and a few other sections were along decommissioned paved roads. The prettiest / most challenging area was the northern (red?) loop, which takes you to the top of a ridge with a good view. The rest was peaceful but there wasn't a ton to see.

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Nathan K
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Hiking

Hiked the Primitive Camping trail. Good single track for about 50% of the trail with some mild up and downs.

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Mark Johnston
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Hiking

Good rocky trail. The dogs loved it.

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karen calafat
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Hiking

The red and purple trails were lovely. The rest were mainly gravel roads. Beautiful day out in nature!

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Kay Colley
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Some great views. Love the giant rocks. Lovely day.

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Todd Lane
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Sherry Adcock
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Patti Hammonds
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Sean Poynter
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Rebecca Clark
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Hayden Bernstein
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Excellent state park with well marked trails.

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M T
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Parts of this trail, the Black Trail, are nothing more than a flat gravel path with little scenery to speak of. The Purple Trail, to the primitive camp sites, is a rugged trail with lots of elevation change. 1 for Black Trail 5 for Purple Trail average 3.

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Jenn San
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Hiking

Bring a hat or some kind of shade and sunglasses. Almost half the trail is directly in the sun.

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Uyen Tran
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Allen Parslow
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Hiking

Very intense sun, but was a good trail for a shakeout hike for backpacking.

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Liz Hudson
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Hiking

Kind of an ugly/plain trail. Not a lot to see. It is well maintained and great options on distances. The bonus of being able to cool down in the lake after is worth the drive.

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Chris Liang
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Great

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Kaylen Echols
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This recording is from the primitive campsite meandering through the orange, yellow, and black trails of the Cross Timbers trail at Mineral Wells State Park.

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Autumn Douglas
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We have gone here a few times. It’s a great trail at the rear of Lake Mineral Wells State Park. There is a fee to get into the park, unless you have an annual pass which I highly recommend. The trail is mostly flat, a little rocky in the beginning on the black portion of the trail. The pros to this trail is there are many smaller loops, so you can make it a short two mile hike or keep going on the different loops going farther into the park. The black and green trails are well tracked and not typically muddy. When you get back into the orange, red & yellow trails they can get pretty muddy. We have gone when it’s been hot and hasn’t rained in a week and there is still some mud, but very easy to avoid the mud. After a lot of rain the back trails are probably pretty muddy. My only other complaint is my pups end up with ticks every time we use the trails at the back of the park. They both have tick collars, but we still find one of them each time, so just make sure to check yourself & your pups. Although we have only found them on our dogs and not on us.

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Ashley Gill
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