Meridian Lake Loop Trail is a 3.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Meridian, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from September until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.5 miElevation gain160 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashkid friendlyCampingFishingHikingMountain bikingNature tripsPaddle sportsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeRocky
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Hike the perimeter of Lake Meridian on this arduous trail. See the Civilian Conservation Corps dam up close and take a break at scenic Bee Ledge lookout point.

Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

Directions from Cleburne, TX: Take State Highway 174 , or State Highway 144 from Glen Rose or State Highway 6 from Waco. Join State Highway 22 and proceed to the park. Take State Highway 22 from Hillsboro or Hamilton. The park is located about 3 miles southwest of Meridian off State Highway 22.

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Takanori Kajihara
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RunningRocky

Bosque hiking trail part is just around 2 miles, but it has some rocky parts and mildly steep slope parts. So it may be tougher than you expected. One of the tricky parts is the most west side of the trail. Suddenly, the trail is connected to the car road and walk the side of the card road for a while(There are blue arrows on the road.).

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Takanori Kajihara
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RunningRocky

Bosque hiking trail part is just around 2 miles, but it has some rocky parts and mildly steep slope parts. So it may be tougher than you expected. Also, this trail route is tricky in the northern part. Some part is car road and the other part is off-trail. I recommend hiking through the official trail rather than using this trail route. (I submit the route based on the official trail route but it is not yet accepted by AllTrail)

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Jason Bushnell
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Hiking

Did the entirety of Meridian State Park trails a week ago today. About 6 miles total, all between 8:00-10:30am before the horrible August heat set in. Can’t fathom how all of those tent campers I saw were surviving. Definitely stouter folks than I am. The trails were nice, peaceful, and quiet. No trash. Minimal elevation changes.

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Joe Hartman
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Hiking

Great trail with plenty of up and down. Even in summer it is a comfortable hike with good shade and a steady breeze. We will definitely be back

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Joe F
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Hiking

Easy. Can be connected with other trails in park for a good half day of hiking.

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Jennifer Autrey
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HikingRocky

Simple, but rugged enough to feel like you are on an adventure. It was also well marked and shaded. Family friendly.

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Michael Smith
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Hiking

Meridian SP - Bosque Trail

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Konrad Von Hochstaden
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HikingMuddy

Named Little Springs Hiking Trail, this lightly travelled short loop meanders through the woods and over several seasonal springs. Conditions were muddy due to torrential storm the night before.

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Aaron Knapp
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great day hike with the fam

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Jared w
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Mountain biking

I've been go to this park for 35 years and biking the trails ...I will continue to do so

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Brandl Stephenson
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Hiking

Great for nature hikes and "Backpacking Introduction" for the kids. We usually make a day of it and grill dinner there before packing up and heading home. A good place to bring yard games and such and, bonus, there's not much of a signal for distracting cell phones to feed off of.

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Heston Williams
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Hiking

This is a great hike for the whole family. Long enough to feel like you've really done something, but not so long as to become strenuous. There are no treacherous areas, and wildlife is abundant. We've taken my niece on it twice; once when she was 7 and again at age 9, and she had a blast. Be sure to take a bottle of water & stay hydrated! :D

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Liz Painter
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Hiking

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

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Colin Hennessee
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Hiking

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.

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Jessica Seidl
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Hiking

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

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

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Derek Jett
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Running

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.

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Charity Watson
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Walked with Bella Trey mica Whitney George and Ethan

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Brian Byrd
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Hiking

Nice hike for us older guys

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Glenda Hughes
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Hiking

easy, had the trail to ourselves.

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Chip Boyce
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Hiking

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.

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Shy boy Texas
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Road biking

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.

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Steven Loesch
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Hiking

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

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Taylor Hicks
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Camping

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.

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Ray LaMascus
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Hiking
First to Review

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

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Zach Scott
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Daniel Dean
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Amanda Lindsey
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Jeremy King
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Sarah Weeks
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