The Trailway is 20 miles long and ten feet wide. The two miles of surface from the downtown Mineral Wells trailhead toward the east is asphalt; the remaining 18 miles is finely crushed and screened limestone. Each of the Trailway's 4 trailheads has paved parking, drinking water, restrooms, trail information and accessible parking. All 16 bridges have been decked and railed for safety. The Trailway's 500-foot signature bridge, adorned with 104 Lone Stars, is designed to meet American Disabilities Act requirements and allows trail users to safely travel over US Highway 180.
The Trailway provides opportunities for hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. Since the Trailway is located on a railroad bed, the grades are very flat and curves are very gentle, making it popular for trail users of all ages and abilities. Camping and picnicking is available in the state park.
The Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway was featured as a 'Trail of the Month' by Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
Lake Mineral Wells State Park and Trailway is located 4 miles east of Mineral Wells on US Highway 180, or 14 miles west of Weatherford on US Highway 180.
The Trailway is connected to Lake Mineral Wells State Park and has 4 trail heads. They are located near Weatherford, in Garner, in the state park, and in downtown Mineral Wells.
Self-pay stations are located at each trailhead, or fees can be paid at the Lake Mineral Wells State Park headquarters. The daily entrance fee is $7 (children 12 and younger are free), or you can purchase an annual pass for $70 that grants you access to all Texas state parks.
Today I started at the Mineral Wells State Park trailhead at 9:20 AM, and rode my Aluminum hybrid to the Weatherford Trailhead then back to Mineral Wells trailhead- ending at 1:00. The temperature was 92 degrees with a light breeze or no breeze.
Took trail from Weatherford and went the 6 miles and the trail was great. Wanted to go further but legs were getting tired and it was started to get windy. So turn around and return to Weatherford. Large parking lot and nice clean bathroom - us women ...
I have been riding my bike on this trail for years, I would not keep comming back if I did'nt enjoy it. The only problem that I've had with the trail is there's too many horses that tear up the trail and leave their poo all over it. Most of the people ...