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Paluxy River Trail

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An easy run that follows the banks of the Paluxy River and provides great access to swimming and dinosaur tracking.


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0.9

Miles

1.5

KM

99%

Runnable

680' 207 m

High

647' 197 m

Low

5' 1 m

Up

37' 11 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

18%

Max Grade (10°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

For trail conditions, closures, and restrictions check the park website. As most trails either follow the river or require you to cross it, it is wise to check for closures prior to visiting.

Description

This trail follows the Paluxy River starting at the northern parking area. You'll travel southward down the banks of the river while gaining great river access for swimming, fishing, or dinosaur tracking. This is a singletrack dirt path that is very easy to follow. You travel behind several campsites so be sure you stick to the trail.

The first half of the run is heavily wooded with plenty of shade while the last half follows the edge of a large field with lots of sun exposure. Be sure to bring your hat and sunscreen for this run. As you near the end of the trail, you can see the heads of dinosaurs over the treeline to the southwest from the small amusement park at the doorstep to the state park. The trail concludes at the main park road allowing you to backtrack or just wander down the road back to your site or car.

Flora & Fauna

For more information on local flora and fauna checkout the park's website.

Contacts

Shared By:

John Shuttlesworth with improvements by Alene Passerine

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Paluxy River rapids
Nov 27, 2017 near Glen Rose, TX

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