Dallas: Dinosaur Valley

Hike near theropod and sauropod dinosaur tracks, then ditch the roadside crowds for some solitude and abundant views of the Paluxy River Valley on this 6.8-mile loop.
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Hike near theropod and sauropod dinosaur tracks, then ditch the roadside crowds for some solitude and abundant views of the Paluxy River Valley on this 6.8-mile loop.

Trail Facts

  • Distance: 10.9

Waypoints

DVT001

Location: 32.253359, -97.818156

Cross the river to see the dino tracks; then follow blue-blazed trail up slope

DVT002

Location: 32.252252, -97.819122

Turn R, continue on blue trail

DVT003

Location: 32.255781, -97.817084

Side trail: Follow yellow trail to ridgetop; super views of sandstone cliffs and hardwood forests in the Paluxy River Valley; return to main trail

DVT004

Location: 32.25217, -97.809767

Cross bridge; turn R, following blue swatches along river

DVT005

Location: 32.251825, -97.809134

Turn L onto white trail

DVT006

Location: 32.255974, -97.806381

Primitive camp spot under oak canopy on R

DVT007

Location: 32.257832, -97.802658

Bear L, following white blazes to second primitive campsite

DVT008

Location: 32.254108, -97.798302

Follow white blazes downhill

DVT009

Location: 32.24567, -97.806183

Turn L @ T

DVT010

Location: 32.246056, -97.807167

Turn L; several views along this stretch

DVT011

Location: 32.249107, -97.809212

Vista overlooks park and hilly rangeland below; turn R @ T ahead

DVT012

Location: 32.251617, -97.809187

Turn L, rejoining blue trail; follow 1.2 miles back to trailhead

Wildflowers

Location: 32.247289, -97.808018

The Trail

Location: 32.25012, -97.808919