2019 #hike4 - Dinosaur Valley State Park

“I hear the river and it’s all rivery” - Me

Quick Stats

Date: Saturday, January 26, 2019

Location: Dinosaur Valley State Park - Glen Rose, TX

Distance: 6.3 miles

Trails: Paluxy River, Horseshoe Equestrian Trail

Miles from Home: 75 miles

Weather: Sunny, 50s

Equipment: Apple Watch, iPhone, Olympus TG-5 camera



  • Great weather, plenty of sun but cool enough to stay comfortable

  • Trails are well maintained

  • Not many people in the park

  • Great river views

  • Plenty of trails throughout the park for all skill levels

Low Points

  • Social media hadn’t updated in 10 days about the river crossing or trial conditions

Dinosaur Valley is one of my local to-go parks that I visited many times last year. I fully plan to visit this place more than once this year, but I’m going to try to keep exploring other places and not fall victim to my own laziness. This park has a lot to offer hikers of many different skill levels. The trails on the main side of the river are relatively flat and accommodating, while the trails on the north side of the river offer a little more variety in terrain and wooded areas. Today, we focused on the main area of the park and walked along the river, admiring the views. We did a little loop that is frequented by horses, and then took the river path back. It was simple, lovely, and offered a nice escape from reality. The river was a little higher than normal and there was a lot of algae and moss, more than we’ve noticed before. Another sunny day hike in the books for 2019 and a stop at our favorite diner afterwards. Happy trails!

Before & After