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hiking
1 month ago

Nice trail along the river, though I didn't hike the entire thing. Some places/benches to stop and rest if needed. TONS of people, though. My only complaint is that the path isn't correctly marked on AllTrails ... it seems like it got mixed up with the Limestone Ledge Trail. I submitted my suggested edit ... hopefully gets fixed.

on Cedar Brake Outer Loop

hiking
1 month ago

Loved it! Super easy and lots to look at! I got a little turned around at the second river crossing. I def recommend a hat and lots of sunblock if going in the summer, as there are long stretches with no trees. I personally wouldnt take the entire outter loop during the summer.

Good training loop with some elevation intensity surrounding the river. Beware of water levels and gear yourself accordingly! Early spring water temps were frigid, but fun. Also, mind the maps and your direction towards the rear of the park. We walked right into a neighboring campsite, as these primitive locations are dotted along the trails, but very discretely!

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Moderate trail that is on good shape. In Feb '19, we still walk across the river at ankle deep water. nice and cool this time of year. The views are great and the dinosaur statues in the distance make the view even better.

One nice vista and a strange spiraling cedar tree. Nice trail and hike.

Decent elevation changes. Good solid footing.

hiking
2 months ago

We had a great time hiking this trail at Dinosaur Vally. The trail starts out with a water crossing and ends with one. When we were there, it was inevitable that we would get our feet wet. Either bring water shoes or be willing to take your shoes and socks off to cross. After the water crossing, you’ll go through some rocky terrain surrounded by trees. Lots of shade for a few miles. The trail opens up a bit as you walk along the property line of the park and some private land. There will be a few miles of no shade as well. The outer loop goes a little over eight miles but there are several different trails that weave in and out of the loop. Trails were well kept even in February. Lots of foot traffic and a few bicyclists. Didn’t see hardly any trash either. Very well kept.

great trail. easy for the whole family

great trail. easy for whole family.

I expected some nice river views and rock formations with the trail named Limestone ledge. River view OK but nothing else.

backpacking
3 months ago

Great backpacking trail with great hiking.

It was a nice stroll. I gave it 4 stars in the context of what is available within a short drive of DFW (not much). The river was running strong when I came out, so be aware this trail may involve 2 river crossings with water up to mid-calves.

Very enjoyable hike but nothing very memorable.

Another good trail in a great park. Quieter and less active than the CBOL. Preferable to the bike traffic that can accumulate on the larger, more accessible trails.

Fantastic display of a true Texas State Park. I love to trail run and Dinosaur Valley State Park is a true gem. Can easily get 20 plus miles in. Several single tracks out there to explore. Might need to
Prepare to cross the river as sometimes your feet may get wet. Enjoy this beautiful creation and roam where Dinosaurs did. Amazing!

A sweet little trail just right for stretching out. Going today for the 100th(?)-ish time!

Definitely worth the 3 hour drive! Beautiful trees, clearly marked path, diversity on trail, opens to an awesome overlook of the dino tracks below. This place never gets old. Did I mention dino tracks?

hiking
8 months ago

*** NOT AN OFFICIAL TPWD TRAIL***
This is a short loop designed for early morning dayhikes. We actually just linked the Cedar Brake Outer Loop and Black-Cap Vireo trail into what we call the Stephenson Loop. Take the left-hand path at the split by the main track site and follow it around the pasture and uphill. CBOL splits into three about halfway in; take the right-hand path to the Overlook, then follow the trail downhill, across the Paluxy, and back to the parking lot. An enjoyable stretch for a quick outing.

hiking
8 months ago

A short hike to a vantage overlooking the Main Track site. A memorial to the late park Director Billy Paul Baker rests up here, along with a stone bench. A good hike to make early in the morning to watch the birds come up, especially in the fall. Be mindful of the trail as there are a couple of slick spots on the rock.

Fun loop. I like it better in the winter: fewer people, cold, grey skies. A dusty doubletrack in places so look out for bikers if you're walking. Dog-friendly, kid-friendly, bring water. I usually walk with a small tarp during the summer as brief but heavy summer rains are definitely a thing.

A very easy sidewalk hike. I use it mainly to access a hidden trail to a remote camping spot. We live about 7 minutes away from the gate so we come to DSVP several times a month. It's nice having a state park in your backyard.

hiking
8 months ago

Wonderful hike! I really enjoyed it.

it's definitely a moderate trail. Good sections of steep path; several of those are man-made steps - others are natural steps in rock or tree roots, there are a few that are steep slopes. So be cautious on those. Use walking stick(s) - I wish I had thought about that before leaving home!

I got started just before 8 in the morning. the temperature was great - coolish. and the trail was almost all in the shade. the birds were singing, the breeze was light. a very good experience.

it was

Beautiful, really enjoyed hike.
Not marked well

Good trail and when you add the heat it's a very good workout. From car back to car my watch recorded just under 9 miles in 3 hours 50 minutes. Very rocky with lots of up and down and about half was shaded during the am.

hiking
10 months ago

I’ve been looking for places to hike in North Texas that are more than just flat land, and this definitely did the job. Very easy to locate, we started off in the Blue Hole section, hiked to the look out and around the Puluxy River Trail. Loved it, so many butterflies when you get to the overlook, and such a great view. The only problem was that the trails are a little confusing and not marked well, we got lost for a bit and eventually just had to follow the river back to where we parked. Overall a great experience.

We had a great time on this trail and nice to cool off in the river after

You cannot go wrong with Dinosaur Valley State Park! Lots of limestone, water, and trails with dinosaur fossil footprints in the rock. Cross over the river for more challenging hikes and rocky, drier terrain.

Very pretty. Nice to stop and swim in the river for a bit. Watch out for snakes tho.
Nice hike, and easy enough for my 6 year old to trek with a little assistance from time to time.

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