Adventure Weekend

Adventure Weekend Trip Planner
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Time to refuel your need for adventure?

Mineral Wells will definitely get your adrenaline pumping. From hiking, biking, camping and rock-climbing, to axe throwing and helicopter rides, Palo Pinto County is a thrill-seeker’s paradise.

HIKING & BIKING

From easy, crushed-rock trails to challenging, gravity-defying climbs and everything in between, there are lots of options for hiking and biking.

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  • Texas Frontier Trails Heritage ParkTexas Frontier Trails Bridge

     Texas Frontier Trails Heritage Park has gone by other names over the years. It was first built as Mineral Wells State Park and for many years, it was known as Pollard Park. Texas Frontier Trails has done a lot of work to make this once abandoned park a great place for outdoor concerts and events as well as hiking. They forged several hiking trails into the hills and added some great historic interpretive panels along the path.
    Hidden Gems in Mineral Wells HIDDEN GEM: Bridal Pathway Bridge- Just beyond the hiking trails stands a beautiful rock bridge that spans over Pollard Creek. It’s the perfect spot to take in the peaceful sounds of nature. Trickling creek, rustling leaves of the trees, songbirds serenading and of course, the mating call of the cicadas.

  • Lake Mineral Wells State Park Hiking Trails
    Hiking Adventure
    Photo by Felts Photography

     Lake Mineral Wells State Park is an adventure lover’s dream. They offer everything from hiking and biking to camping, canoeing and rock-climbing. Choose trails that are .6 miles to 2.3 miles, ranging from easy to moderate in difficulty, and offer waterfront views, backcountry views and wildlife encounters. Check out the TRAIL MAP to plan your hike.

  • Lake Mineral Wells Trailway

 Lake Mineral Wells Trailway runs along the old historic Weatherford,
Mineral Wells & Northwestern Railroad offering 20 miles of hike, bike, and equestrian trails exploring the sites of the Western Cross Timbers from Mineral Wells to Weatherford. Check out the TRAIL MAP to plan your hike.

  • West City Park 

West City Park Hiking Trails Hidden Gems in Mineral Wells  HIDDEN GEM: West City Park Hiking Trails– West City Park  is the largest city park in Mineral Wells. There, you’ll find playscapes, swimming pool, and ball fields. But tucked away on the west side of the park is a humble little trailhead leading to hilltop hiking trails. It’s a bit of a climb, but once you’re there, you’ll be treated to some incredibles views of Mineral Wells.

 

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE

  • Possum Kingdom Hike & Bike Trails

      With more than 15 miles of trails winding through the hills that surround Possum Kingdom lake, you could spend a whole weekend taking in the beautiful views and wildlife that make PK a treasure all on its own. Find all the trail information HERE.

  • Possum Kingdom Lake State Park

     Possum Kingdom Lake State Park offers just under 2.5 miles of trails from moderate to challenging in difficulty. Choose from scenic woodland and prairie trails, or opt for the trail that treats you to an overlook of the lake. Find out more HERE.

 

TENT CAMPINGCamping Adventure

 Ready to walk…er uh…sleep on the wild side? There’s nothing better than campfire coffee, toasted marshmallows, and the sounds of wildlife all around you. You have lots of camping options to choose from so pack up that tent and plan your next adventure in Mineral Wells.

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GRAFORD

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE

 

ROCK CLIMBING

Mineral Wells Road Trip
Photo by Felts Photography

Rock Climbing Mineral Wells There are very few natural places for rock-climbing in North Texas and Mineral Wells has one with some incredible views. Enjoy top-roping and rappelling along with some sport bolted routes from the 20-40’ sandstone walls.

 

AXE THROWING

Photo Courtesy Hatchet House Mineral Wells

If you haven’t tried your hand at axe throwing, we have just the place for you.

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  • Hatchet House

    Get hungry while you’re there, head out to The Yard (The Hatchet House’s patio) for some great food trucks and live music.

 

CANOEING, KAYAKING, FISHING, PADDLE BOATING

 Come on in. The water’s great!Canoeing Adventure

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GRAFORD

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE

Need a rental at Possum Kingdom Lake? Here’s a list of places to check out.

 

WATER SKIING, JET SKIING, HYDRAFLYING, SAILING, BOATING, TUBING 

Water Adventure
Photo courtesy WaterRush Rentals

 If you need a little more action in your water-play, then these might be more your speed. And you’re probably asking, “What in the world is hydraflying?” Well…I’m not sure I can adequately describe it with words, so here’s a photo.

POSSUM KINGDOM LAKE

Looking to rent a water toy? Here’s a list of places to check out.

 

AIR TOURS

Hell's Gate Helicopter
Photo Courtesy Hell’s Gate Helicopter
Possum Kingdom Air Tours
Photo Courtesy Possum Kingdom Air Tours

 This is for the ultimate thrill junkie. Get a bird’s-eye-view of Possum Kingdom Lake and the Brazos River with an air tour that will take certainly satisfy your need for adventure.

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Whew!! I’m worn out just writing about it all.

After this road trip, you’ll have lots of unforgettable memories, Instagram-worthy photos, and an ache to start planning your next trip back. And also…you’ll probably need a couple days to recover.

Don’t forget to grab your printable Adventure Weekend Planner & Map.