Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Trail Ride

Strawn Texas

October 19-21, 2018

Saturday’s Ride will be all day - pack a lunch


To Register, contact Janis Janes - text (817) 734-1249 or email -

Come out to the park and ride the trails all day Saturday 9a.m. – 3:00p.m.(pack a lunch to eat on the trail), and Sunday morning 9:30a.m. - noon. Ham will be provided for our evening meal Saturday at 5:30 p.m. Please bring a dish to share and a drink for yourself. No other meals provided.

Primitive camping only (no hook-ups). Water for horses will be provided, but no potable water available. Port-a-Potty on site. Negative Coggins required, no exceptions There are no trees to tie picket lines. You will need to bring portable pens or tie horses to your trailers. Trails are moderately demanding in terrain and grades. TRAILS ARE ROCKY. SHOES/BOOTS are highly recommended.

Last Spring, we had several suffering from heat/dehydration. Please remember to pack appropriate clothing for sun protection and plenty of water. State Park website recommends 8 oz of water per hour during outdoor activities.

CHECK-IN: Friday after 3:00 p.m. and Saturday between 7:30-8:30 a.m. Cost for the event is $30.00 for the weekend or the day.

OCTOBER IS THE KICK OFF MONTH FOR JOINING THE PALO PINTO MOUNTAINS STATE PARK PARTNERS. Membership levels are Individual $10/ Family $20/ Business $30 (Please supply a business card at check-in)

Burn Ban -   If the Burn Ban is lifted for this ride, campfires will be permitted only in your own ELEVATED fire rings. There are NO fire rings on site.


From I-20 exit 361 to Highway 16 north to Strawn 4 miles

From US Hwy 180, travel south on Hwy 16 to Strawn

In Strawn take FM 2372 (Tucker Lake Road) west for approx. 4 miles. Trail Ride Signs will be posted.

PARKING: Go past the main gate (on left) and follow signs posted. We will be parking on the LEFT side of the road about   2 miles west of Park Headquarters in the Cedar Elm Equestrian Parking.

This trail ride is underwritten by Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Partners.

All proceeds from this ride will be donated to Palo Pinto Mountains State Park Partners.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank TETRA for their help and support over the past several years.

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park is not open to the public. This ride is by invitation only.

by Victor Sotelo and Anthony Pekowski for KTAB (Abilene CBS Affiliate), 01/28/2015

"A new state park is in the works for Palo Pinto County near the city of Strawn.

According to Strawn city officials, the proposed project could bring the city a huge economic boost.

"Back in the twenties, Strawn had approximately 5,000 residence, and it's been in a slow decline ever since then," Jeff Hinkson, Strawn Chamber of Commerce, said."

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by Doualy Xaykaothao - Aug 8, 2014

"Texas will soon have a new state park – and it's a little more than an hour west of Fort Worth.

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park is 4,400 acres. It's a gorgeous slice of land in the rolling woodland near the town of Strawn, population 700.

It won't open for at least a few more years, but locals are excited about the park's potential."

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