What to do and see in Mineral Wells

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Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway


Note: There is a $2 charge to use this trail. You can get a ticket if you have not paid the fee.


The trailway may be closed in inclimate weather.


Stretching from Mineral Wells to Weatherford, this trailway is a favorite of hikers and bikers. 18 miles of the surface is crushed and screened limestone, the remaining 2 miles inside the City of Mineral Wells is asphalt. There are 4 trailheads along the trail, each with parking, restrooms, and trail information. There are 16 decked and railed bridges. Camping and picnicing facilities are available at Mineral Wells State Park. There is entry to the State Park's ampitheater as well as an entry/exit point to Clark Gardens Botanical Park.


The  WMW & NW Railroad, in 1899, has transported more than 30,000. The Texas and Pacific Railroad (T&P) took over in 1903. The railway was taken over by Union Pacific in 1976 and the City of MIneral Wells purchased the railway in 1989. Renamed the Mineral Wells and Eastern, the railway became uneconomical to operated and was closed in October 1992.


The trailway was opened on June 6, 1998 on National Trails Day.


Train Depot


Note: This building is currently a business complex.


Locate on South Oak Avenue (Hwy. 281), the train depot was built in 1903. Today it serves as a business office complex.


Boyce Ditto Public Library


2300 SE Martin Luther King Jr Street.


Fort Wolters