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      Trail Steward: Tiffany Von Baron

      Real rocks. Real elevation changes. Dinosaur Valley State Park, or DV as we say, is a mountain bike treasure located 5 miles out of Glen Rose Texas.

      The trail system is mapped pretty well, but finding your way around quickly becomes secondary to exploring the 17 miles or so of very diverse and challenging trail.

      It's Texas Hill Country with limestone everywhere. Parts of the trail use the rocky creekbed with great views of the limestone. There are also more than a few wild, long, downhill runs that will make you wonder how you and your bike can hold together for the trip.

      A fantastic trail, but caution is advised if your skills are not "rock solid". Take it easy and enjoy the scenery. Exploring these gems is a big part of the lure here. Lot's of fire-breathing climbs.

      This is not the best groomed trail around, but it may the best mountain bike adventure you can have in North Texas.

      Not heavily used, Seemingly remote. Highly recommended.

      Check the DinoValley FaceBook page linked below for trail closures.
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      Region Details
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      Region Status
      Closed as of Apr 26, 2024
      Local Trail Association

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      23
      Trails Mountain Bike
      17
      Trails Horse
      3
      Trails Hike
      22
      Trails Trail Running
      22
      Total Distance
      21 miles
      Total Descent Distance
      6 miles
      Total Descent
      1,357 ft
      Total Vertical
      223 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      867 ft
      Reports
      1,658
      Photos
      16
      Ridden Counter
      1,697

      Photos of Dinosaur Valley State Park Mountain Bike

      47 |
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 7:50am
      Dec 8, 2023
      24 |
      Dec 8, 2023 @ 7:50am
      Dec 8, 2023
      110 |
      Dec 26, 2022 @ 7:20am
      Dec 26, 2022
      166 |
      Dec 26, 2022 @ 7:19am
      Dec 26, 2022
      342 |
      Aug 5, 2021 @ 9:47am
      Aug 5, 2021
      331 |
      Jul 14, 2019 @ 3:16pm
      Jul 14, 2019
      403 |
      Apr 26, 2017 @ 10:43am
      Apr 26, 2017
      391 |
      Mar 12, 2017 @ 5:47pm
      Mar 12, 2017

      Videos of Dinosaur Valley State Park Mountain Bike

      Dinosaur Valley State Park Trail Highlights

      13:17 | 74 | Oct 1, 2023
      Black-Capped Vireo | Full Trail Mountain...
      15:23 | 102 | Oct 1, 2023 , Glen Rose
      Denio Trail | Full Trail Mountain Biking DFW
      10:09 | 55 | Oct 1, 2023 , Glen Rose
      Cedar Brake Loop | Full Trail Mountain Biking DFW

      52:27 | 61 | Oct 1, 2023
      Buckeye Trail | Full Trail Mountain Biking DFW
      6:17 | 52 | Oct 1, 2023 , Glen Rose
      Dinosaur Valley State Park
      4:53 | 36 | Sep 29, 2023 , Glen Rose
      Mountain Biking at Dinosaur Valley State Park...
      16:10 | 155 | Jan 14, 2023 , Glen Rose
      Mountain Biking at Dinosaur Valley State Park...
      16:10 | 146 | Jan 14, 2023 , Glen Rose

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      May 27, 2024 @ 9:40am
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      Apr 26, 2024 @ 10:40am
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      Apr 25, 2024 @ 4:59pm
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      Apr 21, 2024 @ 5:39am
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      Apr 18, 2024 @ 7:26am
      Apr 18, 2024

      Recent Comments

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      JakeFreesetrailRocky Ridge TrailGoing downhill where the trail takes the hard...
      Jun 26, 2022 @ 11:01am
      Jun 26, 2022
      TurntextrailCedar Brake Outer Loop Double TrackTrailForks maps are all submitted by folks...
      Jan 7, 2022 @ 10:33am
      Jan 7, 2022
      JakeFreesetrailCedar Brake Outer Loop Double TrackNot all of Cedar Brake outer loop is two track.
      Jan 7, 2022 @ 10:29am
      Jan 7, 2022
      yerfdogtnargtrailCedar Brake Outer Loop Double TrackYou could always edit the trails to include...
      Feb 26, 2019 @ 10:12am
      Feb 26, 2019
      rayray74trailCedar Brake Outer Loop Double TrackWho put the names of the trails as colors on...
      Feb 15, 2019 @ 4:19pm
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      Nearby Areas

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike1716 miles925 ft5 miles223 ft
      #4,710#2,120111,6585849
      Horse33 miles138 ft4,104 ft92 ft
      2
      Hike2220 miles1,345 ft6 miles223 ft
      #3,849#1,95151,65889
      Trail Running2220 miles1,345 ft6 miles223 ft
      #3,867#1,9551,65839
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