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Cross Timbers Black Trail

 2.0 (2)

2.5 Miles 4.0 Kilometers


100%

Runnable

85' 26 m

Ascent

-84' -26 m

Descent

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (3°)

954' 291 m

High

878' 268 m

Low

Shared By KC Wright

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The Black Section of the Cross Timbers Trail at Lake Mineral Wells State Park.

KC Wright

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · Lake · Spring · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Overview

The trail starts next to the former Fort Wolters, which was established in 1925. In 1941, Camp Wolters was one of the largest Infantry Replacement Training Centers in the nation. At its peak, 25,000 men received their basic training at Camp Wolters including notable Texan, Audie Murphy.

Need to Know

There is easy parking at the trailhead. The 2.35-mile loop brings you back to your car.

Description

The trail features gentle, rolling terrain with some wonderful views over Lake Mineral Wells. This is one of many great trails that are easy to follow. Halfway into the Black Trail, you can connect onto the Green Trail to take you deeper into the park, or you can continue the loop and bring yourself out of the trail and back to the parking area. Overall, this is a great loop trail.

Flora & Fauna

Lots of pricklypear cactus off the trail.

History & Background

Camp Wolters was established in 1925. In 1963, Camp Wolters became Fort Wolters. Between 1963 and the closing of Fort Wolters in 1975, 40,000 helicopter pilots received their basic preliminary flight training here.

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