Texas Frontier Western Heritage Trails

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Texas Frontier Western Heritage Trails is a 1.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Mineral Wells, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 1.1 miles Elevation Gain: 75 feet Route Type: Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly


nature trips

rock climbing


bird watching



wild flowers





The historic walking trail has many signs along the route that commenorate the cattle drives of 1860's, primarily the Goodnight Loving Trail which had its beginnings here. Other pioneer families and stories of the settlement of Palo Pinto County and Mineral Wells Crazy Water are also on display.

Fri Apr 26 2019

We’re not from around here, so it was special for us that there were signs along the trail giving the history of the area. We got a history lesson along with a nice walk through the woods.

Mon Feb 19 2018

Trail very well marked and enjoyed all the informative information along the trail telling the history of Palo Pinto County. Old rock bridge was awesome.

Mon Feb 12 2018

Nice for a stroll

Sun Jul 03 2016

Pretty nice scenary, cool rock steps and awesome old rock bridge would be great for photography. Just difficult and long enough to challenge my preschool age children. Interesting history/facts about Palo Pinto county posted throughout trail. You can also spot old masonry remnants right off parts of the trail, evidence of the parks own long remarkable history. Very quiet... we were the only ones there. Only downside was we saw a lot of broken glass... but it looked like it had been there quite a while (maybe from before park reopened to public, and probably washed up from rain?). We will go again, next time in the morning when a little cooler, and will bring the dog. 1.1 miles Suggested donation of 2$, or 15$ for season. No water or bathrooms at park, so be prepared.

Wed Mar 30 2016

The Historic walking trail has 20+ signs along the trail with pictures and historical narrative of Charles Goodnight and Oliver Loving and other 1850's settlers to the Palo Pinto County and Western Cross Timbers region. Other signs tell of the discovery of mineral water and the development of the Mineral Wells Crazy Water days. Very imformative scenic trail through a wilderness area along rustic trail settings. The birds are very active and entertaining in the morning feeding times.