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dinosaur valley

Average Rating:    (4.6 of 5)

No. of Reviews: 5

novice/intermediate trail in the lower half with some advanced climbs and short downhills. You must cross the river, yes, it is walking depth. makes for a really adventrous feel to the trail. Not the most popular trail in texas so never really crowded. If your drive is less than 3 hours it is well worth it. great fun can be had floating down the waist deep river. Bring own tube for 2 mile float.
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Latitude
32.24590935727029
Longitude
-97.81059265136719
Trail Directions
follow signs to dinosaur valley state park.
Trail Length
9 miles
Trail Level
Intermediate
Trail Type
Singletrack
City/County
Glen Rose
Web Address
   


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

Review Date
December 1, 2007

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Aerobic Difficulty
 4 of 5

Technical Difficulty
 4 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: boisebomber ,  Cross Country Rider

Summary:
great intermediate ST throughout length of trials . plenty of up and downs over low hills to give an excellent workout. lots of rock gardens to hone techncial skills. many traverse of river and creeks, wonderful views. ride down creekbed. lots of shade.

about 8-10 miles of trails over all.

great vista off of green trail.

trails well marked.

i'd rank it with palo duro for fun and scenery.

fiberglass dinosaurs and "creation" museum nearby. seems dinosaur roamed paluxey river 7000 years ago.

i rate it high just to motivate folks to come check it out.



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Review Date
June 1, 2002

Overall Rating
 3 of 5

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Reviewed by: Jeremy Scott

Summary:
this is an update of my previous review. i still really enjoy these trails. lots of fun singletrack. some somewhat difficult ascents on rocks but nothing too demanding or too long. more technical than some other trails in area. after more riding experience i will lower my rating of these trails but, i continue to ride them quite often. anybody who loves singletrack and wants an enjoyable ride which you can get a descent workout in would enjoy these trails.

Recommended Route:
all of it



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Review Date
June 13, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Every few months

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Reviewed by: Bryan Morton , from Cleburne, TX

Summary:
Ditto for all of the above. Try to get a map at the ranger station if you are a first timer. I came late my first time and the ranger station was closed so I had to bang around for about fifteen minutes untill I figured it out. You just need to take the first right after the entrance and then look for a trail map under a little roof where you can park. Then just look for tire tracks and you got it. The "trail heads" are actually across a small river/creek back in the tree cover. Once you cross the creek (I had to walk since I'm old and fat) it is on in a big way. Variety, adventure, creek crossings, well marked trails!!!!It's got it all and nobody there.

Recommended Route:
The whole thing is sick

Other recommended trails in the same area:
Cleburne state park if you are more advanced and like climbing and dropping off of rocks. Mostly brutal rock climbs with some single track.



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Review Date
May 29, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a year

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Reviewed by: Dave Montgomery , from Abilene ,Texas

Summary:
I usually don't review trails unless Ive ridden them a couple of times, but once was enough for me to be real impressed. I like the speed at which you can blaze through these trails and still have a workout on small climbs. I live in West Texas and it is fun to ride on a trail with water crossings and streamside trails. Just be careful riding in the water cause the rocks are slippery.

Recommended Route:
All the routes are fun but definitely do the new trail built in the North West corner of the park its long and comes out to a fire road that you can fly down for half a mile or so.



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Review Date
January 29, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Ridden Trail:
Once a month

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Reviewed by: jeremy scott , from Granbury, tx, USA

Summary:
Each trail offers a diversity of terrain. There is definately some difficulty in much of the rocky terrain with a physical break as it levels out one the plateau. There is good steepness on all three trails. Each trail has a creek bottom you have to cross or ride in. They are limestone bottoms, which provide a solid gripping ride. All three trails are loops. No matter how good you are these trails will offer a challenge. If Dallas gets the 2012 olympics then Dinosaur Valley will probably get the mountain biking venue. That in itself should stand for something.

Recommended Route:
All three trails(3 miles a piece) are great for those who want a challenge and some adventure.



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