When it comes to getting wet, and crossing rivers this was perfect for my hiking group and I. We got to cross the Pulxey and found our way to the 45 foot tall waterfall. Since the lack of rain the waterfall wasn't too impressive - but the trek across the river was awesome. We loved the solitude throughout the whole park, not a single other hiker around. The only real complaint I have about the park is how they mark their trail. We tried hiking the dark blue trail, and got lost several times due to the markings on the trees not really giving too much direction. But this is a place we will be traveling to again in the future!
The water was high, not much to see in the way of "Dinosaurs", but we did enjoy the hiking.
Trails are mostly easy to follow but not blazed..easy to get off of a trail and find yourself on another. Lots of nice views and flora.
I really enjoy Dinosaur Valley. It is very active along the river and on the campground side of the river but once you get over on the backside of the park you pretty much have it to yourself. The occasional hiker or bike rider is about all you see
I hiked the trails of Dinosaur Valley State Park as a part of a group. This group also hiked Cleburne State Park the preceding day (you can find my log of that trail here).
Hiking the trails of Dinosaur Valley State Park is interesting because there are several places where you can find dinosaur tracks preserved in the limestone (the dinosaurs were the original hikers, lol!). The trails take you across the scenic Paluxy River, up to the top of a large hill adjacent to the river, and around different areas of the park. This is a great place for families to take their kids as there is a lot to see and learn. Kids love playing in the clear waters of the river.
Since some members of the group were tired and/or injured from the previous day's hike, we didn't hike all of the trails as we had to cut the route short. This left plenty of daylight, so I departed from the group to hike the trails of nearby Meridian State Park (you can read my log of that hike here).
Very interesting park, with lots of trails and informational signs and exhibits.
We hiked there sunday afternoon. Beautiful day. The park had a troop of boyscouts there, but we only saw them near the parking area. No camping was available, they were full, but we travelled there on our hogs to hike it anyway.
If it has been raining, you may be unable to cross into the area of the trails, or more importantly, cross back out to your car.
Look forward to going back, Next time we'll reserve a campsite.
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