Jason's Texas Weather and Adventure Blog

Favorite Hikes

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite hikes, sorted by region. The places that are italicized are particular favorites.

Dallas/Fort Worth and North Texas

All of these are within two hours of Fort Worth.

Dinosaur Valley State Park, Somervell County, TX

Elsewhere in Texas

Chisos Mountains of Big Bend National Park, Brewster County, TX

Arkansas and Oklahoma

Devil’s Den State Park, Washington County, AR


  • Vedauwoo, Laramie – pronounced “VEE-duh-voo”, a great place for rock climbing and boulder scrambling, roughly halfway between Laramie and Cheyenne, right off Interstate 80.
  • Medicine Bow Peak, Laramie – probably my all-time favorite hike. It’s not easy, but you are treated to stunning views the entire time. You begin in Douglas fir forests, and climb above the tree line through alpine meadows full of wildflowers.
  • Pole Creek Trail, Pinedale – great hike through pine forest with numerous overlooks of the Wind River Range. Hike 4.5 miles in to Photographer’s Point and get treated to great views of “The Winds”, including Gannett Peak, the highest point in Wyoming.
Medicine Bow Peak, Albany County, WY