Mother Neff State Park Trail

EASY 69 reviews

Mother Neff State Park Trail is a 3.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oglesby, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.3 miles
196 feet

dog friendly

kid friendly



nature trips






wild flowers


old growth


Small park with a lot to offer! Easy, very short trails with an overhang cave, streams, interesting stream fed pond. You can get up to 4 miles of connecting trails. $2 fee per adult.

1 month ago

Great trail and lots of wildflowers. Hidden gem near Waco even if it’s just a small state park.

4 months ago

So clean and well kept. I will be returning

6 months ago

Enjoyed this trail, just enough challenge to make it fun. Great for dogs, campground looked nice. A beautiful old park with a great history.

7 months ago

Beautiful scenery. Dog friendly.

7 months ago

7 months ago

Falls color amazing

8 months ago

Agree with prior reviews, small park and well worth the trip. Very well kept, not at all busy when I went on a Sunday in Oct with lovely weather. The visitor center must have been rebuilt, looks very new, nice building with very clean restrooms. Trails are well marked, they all connect. About half of the park is presently undeveloped and there might be more trails in the future.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trailers are easy but need to be better marked. easy to get turned around. but we love this park. were here weekly.

Friday, June 16, 2017

This is an awesome trail. My kids loved seeing the cave, table and rock tower. The stairs can be a little overwhelming if your not in the best of shape. We will be returning with friends to show them the trails.

Friday, April 14, 2017

easy, very short trails with an overhang cave, streams, interesting stream fed pond. can get about 4 miles connecting. western side of park still flooded.

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Very easy walking trails that don't take you up very steep hills. The cave you can explore is the most challenging part of the hike. Walked the whole park in around an hour.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Trails are marked and easy. Plenty of shade.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

It's very clean, clearly marked trails, easy in my opinion. It's beautiful, wild flowers running water, it's adorable. Good place to spend a few hours or sit and read a book.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

Wonderful and great for small kids.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Another trip for a quick 1.5 miles hike with backpacks to get the year started off. The trails in great shape even with all the recent rain.

Monday, October 24, 2016

My high rating is for the cleanliness of the park (trails and even the bathrooms). It is a very small area and you will not be spending all day at the park unless you are camping. But it is well worth the visit. I would suggest you pick up one of the trail maps at the main entrance. The trails can be a bit deceiving (or even unmarked - parking areas from the trail) and you will get the most out of your time. The Lost Trail is closed due to flooding (at the time of my review). Butterflies were abundant and were my highlight of the Prairie Trail.

Saturday, October 08, 2016

Well marked and lots of cool points of interest!

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Love to go out here on a beautiful day with a good book, pretty easy, flat trails.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Beautiful park. Easy trail. Don't forget to snap pics. As of 3/28/2016, entrance at Park Road 14 is closed off because of flooding. You'll need to enter through the main gate, $2 per adult for day use. Woman at the main desk was very helpful & marked areas on my map that I had asked in detail about. Very clean restrooms, but I only saw the ones at the main entrance. Definitely suggest using them before you head to the trails.

Monday, March 21, 2016

Had a nice time, decent trail.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Lots of fun, will do it again, don't forget to take pictures.

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Attended the First Day Hike of 2016 sponsored by the Texas State Parks. It was a pretty cold morning, but after we got moving things warmed up a bit. Very enjoyable hike with about 100 other people turning out.

Monday, January 04, 2016

Easy trail, good for beginners, lots of interesting waypoints. Several short trails that can be combined to make a longer hike.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

We were geocaching it was fun

Friday, December 18, 2015

Flooded area when visited

Monday, October 19, 2015

Nice park. Large section closed due to flooding.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

This an easy hike with some fun geocaches along the way. It was partly under construction when I was out about a year ago.

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Awesome place for hiking and camping. They just opened the primitive (water only) site again. We took our Trail Life Troop there for overnight and a nice hike. We will be back.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Beautiful Texas county

Saturday, May 03, 2014

Great for families with young children. Unfortunately half of the trail was closed for construction when I went.

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