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Blue Hole Trail

Easy/Intermediate

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0.4 mile 0.7 kilometer point to point
100% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 16' 5 m
Descent: -11' -3 m
High: 687' 209 m
Low: 673' 205 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 6% (3°)

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A short trail down the Paluxy River where you can hunt for numerous dinosaur tracks or cool off at an old swim hole.

John Shuttlesworth

Features Birding · River/Creek · Swimming · Wildlife

For trail conditions, closures, and restrictions, check the park's 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 leaves the parking lot and immediately turns south to follow the path of the river. The trail rotates between double and singletrack, but navigation is easy on this well-maintained trail. You have plenty of options to step out into the river where you'll find a large track of dinosaur footprints from a time gone by. Reference the following website for more specific information on where to find these tracks and the history of this local treasure.

The trail continues on past a deep hole in the river as it bends providing an excellent spot for a cooling dip on a hot day. It then continues on for a short distance before ending at the Horsehoe Equestrian Trail. All-in-all, this is a nice run for the family to explore where you can see some local history and learn about dinosaurs!

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Standing in dinosaur footprints at the "ballroom"!
May 10, 2018 near Glen Rose, TX
Near the main track site
Oct 6, 2018 near Glen Rose, TX

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