Copper Breaks State Park

10.00 Miles
777 Park Road 62
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Getting there: From Wichita Falls, head west on US Highway 287 turning south on State Highway 6 south of Quanah.

The Hikes: Texas Hiking reader David Satterfield hiked the trails at Copper Breaks State Park and sent us these pictures. According to David the park features a well marked and maintained trail system that provided easy terrain with no great ascents or descents. Thanks David!

The trailhead at the Bull Canyon Trail. In total, Copper Breaks provides 10 miles of trails. (Photo by )
A view along the trail. (Photo by )
A view of Lake Copper Breaks, the largest body of water in the park. (Photo by )
Though the terrain appears rough in the distance David reports that the Bull Canyon Trail is not too rugged. (Photo by )
A view of Lake Copper Breaks in the distance. (Photo by )
Fun hike, really pretty with great views. (Photo by brazosbound)
This is the sign to the park. (Photo by Lone_Star)
The trail provides a nice overview of the river. (Photo by Lone_Star)
This interesting rock formation along the trail caught my eye. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Signs warn you of upcoming cliffs. (Photo by Lone_Star)
The trail takes you past some colorful soil deposits and formations. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Log Entries
Bull Canyon
By rft183 on 9/9/2012
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour
My 4 year old son and I walked the Bull Canyon trail. We had a good time, but he was getting pretty worn out by the end. The trail is fairly well marked, though there are some areas where we got confused. Beautiful scenery with a couple of really good views of the canyon.
Rocky Ledges Loop
By brazosbound on 3/16/2010
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: N/A
Really Dry
By rodavenport on 4/4/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 11.00 Miles Duration: 4 hours, 30 minutes

The park is in a major drought and everything is bone dry. I plan on going back after a rain to hike it again. I really enjoyed the Bull Canyon portion of the trail. I accidently found a geocache while on that portion of the trail. I also was impressed with the rocky ledges trail.

Copper Breaks - A Nice Hike
By Lone_Star on 8/21/2008
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 10.00 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 30 minutes

My route left from the parking lot near Lake Copper Breaks and out the Rocky Ledges Loop.  This was a scenic portion of the hike.  From there, I took the 3 Mile trail along the Pease River and then along the perimeter of the park on the 2.1 Mile Loop trail.  I then took Chris' Link, which was also very scenic, to the 3 Mile Loop.  As I approached Big Pond, I took the Equestrian Trail towards the Big Pond Equestrian Camping Area.  I then took the paved road back, passing the Comanche Camping Area and the Kiowa Camping Area, along Lake Copper Breaks.

The hike was not particularly difficult, although the trail along Rocky Ledges Loop was not very well-maintained.  I was wearing shorts, which I do not recommend doing unless the trail is better maintained and the foliage is cut-back.  The hike had several scenic spots, which makes for some good photographs.  The trails were well marked, although a couple of the trail marker signs had been wiped out due to some recent rain/flooding.  All in all, it was a nice hike and I would recommend it if you are in this State Park looking for something to do.  It's also a great place to camp with affordable rates -- $10 to $20/night, with the latter having electrical hookups.

Nice solitude...
By lordvallsbyrd on 7/22/2007
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 8.00 Miles Duration: 4 hours
Bull Canyon and the Rocky Ledges Trail had especially nice scenery. The trail is really hot in the summer so the swim in the lake was VERY refreshing.
By snakesat on 9/22/2002
Rating: N/A Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 10.00 Miles Duration: N/A
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