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Wichita Interpretive Trail is CLOSED
Black Jck Pass Trail is CLOSED

*All collection of plant or geologic material is strictly prohibited.
*Sandals are not recommended.
*Carry plenty of water. The granite gets warm and holds the heat.
*Walk quietly and you will be able to observe more of the animals that live here.
*Rattlesnakes may be present. Cool weather may find them sunning in the open. Heat causes them to retreat to the shade under rocks. Please do not harm them, as they are important members of the animal community.
*Granite mountains attract lightning. Do not stand at summit as storms approach. Hike down at safe & prudent speed.

Park Trails

The Wichita Interpretive Trail is CLOSED

The paved bicycle trail starts near the park entrance on SH 44A and meanders through a mesquite grove and wildflower meadow, crosses the North Fork of the Red River below the dam and currently stops near the paddleboats & miniature golf. The bicycle trail is NOT limited to bicycles. Pedestrians and other non-motorized transportation methods are welcome. Skateboard and Roller-blade use is restricted to the paved bicycle trail.Main Park Trails

The New Horizon Trail climbs the granite face of Quartz Mtn, a moderate hike, approximately 1/2 mile long. A picnic area and small parking lot are available at the trailhead. The nearest rest rooms can be found across the parking lot from the Quartz Mountain Grocery Store. Fantastic views can be enjoyed from the top or along the climb. Main Park Trails

Baldy Point Trails

SUMMIT TRAIL (moderate)
Length: 1000 feet
The Summit Trail begins at the Baldy Point Trailhead and leads to the peak’s scenic north side. The trail provides access to the normal ascent and descent route to and from the summit of Baldy Point. The trail starts out relatively flat, but increases in grade as it continues north. Along the way, the trail passes through small oaks, beneath steep granite walls, and by large boulders and unusual rock formations. During the fall and spring, large areas of wildflowers can be seen along the trail.

Length: 3200 feet
The Baldy Point Trail starts at the Baldy Point Trailhead and leads east and then north. The trail begins as an interpretive trail, first passing by a maze of enormous boulders, and then winding its way through a forest of tall oaks, cedars, and redbuds as it passes directly beneath the towering 300-foot south face of Baldy Point. Several seasonal creeks and natural rock caves are passed along the way. Unusual rock formations are abundant. The trail is relatively flat for most of its first 1000 feet, offering an easy hike for park visitors. After that, it becomes a more rugged, backcountry trail. As the trail turns north, it joins with the Cedar Creek Trail and begins a gradual climb up the west side of Cedar Valley. Along the way, the trail passes through dense groves of cedar, oak and mesquite, and then climbs past rock slabs and large boulders to a point overlooking the beautiful forested valley.
Trail signage has a "Geology of Quartz Mountain" theme.

Length: 1100 feet
The Mesquite Forest Trail begins at the Baldy Point Trailhead and leads east until it intersects the Baldy Point Trail, which provides for a loop return to the trailhead. This interpretive trail is relatively flat over its entire length, offering an easy hike for park visitors. The trail winds through a forest of mesquite trees, frequently offering breathtaking views of Baldy Point. Near its eastern end, the trail passes around what is likely one of the oldest Live Oaks in the area. A secondary trail spur a short distance east of the trailhead also connects to the Baldy Point Trail, providing a shorter loop alternative.
Trail signage has a "Trees of Baldy Point" theme.

Length: 2300 feet
The Cedar Creek Trail starts at the Cedar Valley Trailhead and leads north and east around the perimeter of the valley, eventually connecting to the Blackjack Pass Trail and the Cedar Valley Trail. This moderate backcountry trail begins by heading west towards Baldy Point until it crosses Cedar Creek. There, it joins the Baldy Point trail and gradually climbs north through cedars, oaks and mesquites until splitting off and continuing north. At that point, the trail drops back down to the valley floor and circles eastward through a dense forest of cedar and oak. Several seasonal creeks are crossed along the way, including Cedar Creek, before the trail begins to climb up the east side of the valley. Here, the trail meets the start of the Blackjack Pass Trail, and then turns south for a short distance, where it connects to the Cedar Valley Trail. Visitors looking for a challenge can hike to the top of Blackjack Pass by way of the Blackjack Pass Trail. Those who prefer an easier route can return to the trailhead by way of the Cedar Valley Trail.
Trail signage has a "Common Animals Of Baldy Point" theme.

Length: 3700 feet
The Blackjack Pass Trail begins in the northeast corner of Cedar Valley, where it splits from the Cedar Creek Trail. This strenuous backcountry trail gains nearly 300 feet of vertical elevation as it climbs up and over Blackjack Pass to the upper portion of Rock Creek Canyon. The trail starts by climbing southeast across moderate, open slopes before ascending steeply to the east. As the trail climbs higher, park visitors are provided with incredible views of Cedar Valley and Baldy Point. As the trail nears the top of the pass, it crosses through dense oaks lining Blackjack Creek and emerges into a small meadow of large boulders directly beneath a stunning granite wall. From here, the trail leads north again for 200 feet to the top of Blackjack Pass, where visitors are met with awe-inspiring views west toward Baldy Point and east down Rock Creek Canyon toward Lake Altus. From the top of the pass, visitors can climb off-trail to the top of Quartz Mountain or continue eastward on the trail, dropping down through the oak-covered upper portion of Rock Creek.
Trhist trail has been left in a pristine aesethic state and there is no trail interpretive signage.

Length: 3000 feet
The Cedar Valley Trail begins at the Cedar Valley Trailhead and leads north into the heart of the valley. This flat, easy trail circles the valley to the east of Cedar Creek, eventually returning to the trailhead. Along the way, the trail passes through large open areas lined by forests of cedar, mesquite and oak. Spectacular views of Baldy Point and Quartz Mountain are offered at numerous points. Flora and fauna viewing opportunities are abundant.
Trail signage has a "Traditonl Plant Use" theme.

Lodge Trails

¼ mile long, (travel time 1 hour round trip). Moderate to difficult challenge level. This trail starts by the Great Plains Amphitheater and climbs Quartz Mountain. It does share part of the Sunrise Trail. Lodge Trails

200 yards long, (travel time 10 minutes one way or 25 minutes round trip). Easy to moderate challenge level. This trail starts near the shore behind the Great Plains Amphitheater, enters the woods and quickly climbs to a small cave. Please respect any wildlife that may inhabit the cave. You are a visitor to their home. Lodge Trails

¼ mile long (travel time 20 minutes one way or 45 minutes round trip). Easy to moderate challenge level. Take the bridge across to the Twin Peaks Performance Hall, take an immediate left. This is a paved handicap-accessible trail. Lodge Trails

¼ mile long, (travel time ½ 1 hour round trip). Moderate to difficult challenge level. This trail starts about 100 feet into the Twin Peaks Path. Lodge Trails

¼ mile long, (travel time 45 minutes one way or 2 hour round trip). Moderate to difficult challenge level. This trail starts behind the Twin Peaks Performance Hall. It leads to a cove area on the east of Twin Peaks to the beach. Lodge Trails

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