Meridian State Park

5.00 Miles
3stars (3.28)22
1point5stars (1.86)
3stars (3.32)
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limestone sinkhole area
just below the trailhead (Photo by jimmy peace)
Feathers and Droppings on the trail.
There are a couple of places you don't want to tarry because of the buzzards roosting in the tall trees above you! (Photo by Eveline)
Interesting Geology
This limestone formation creates a natural shelter. (Photo by Blaze)
Another View Of The Lake
This is another view of the lake. The lake is a popular fishing spot. (Photo by Blaze)
View Of The Lake
This part of the trail offers a great view of the lake. (Photo by Blaze)
View Of The Trail
This is a view of the trail as it runs through a section of interesting trees. (Photo by Blaze)
Shinnery Ridge Nature Trail
This looping nature trail is apart from the "tangled mess" of other trails that run along and around the lake. (Photo by Blaze)
Great Camp Sites
I was fortunate to get a camp site right along the lake shore. (Photo by Blaze)
From my understanding this is a flower that is only seen in a few counties in Texas. (Photo by Branden)
CCC Building
This is one of the CCC buildings at this park. (Photo by Branden)
Area behind tent sites
Another picture of area behind tent sites. (Photo by Branden)
Area behind campsites
This is a awesome area of the park that is located behind the tent camping area. (Photo by Branden)

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nice short hike
By jimmy peace on 7/10/2016
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 2.70 Miles Duration: N/A

definely no one uses this trail much, but then again it was the middle of the summer

Shinnery Trail
By dis466 on 5/25/2015
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Lots of rainwater and mud...but much better than sitting at, not biting

great day
By dis466 on 2/12/2015
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 4.10 Miles Duration: N/A

Great staff and trails are blazed!! Trail was in great shape and clear.

Hike Around The Lake
By Blaze on 4/14/2013
Rating: 1point5stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 1point5stars
Distance: 5.50 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 54 minutes

I hiked the trails at Meridian State Park solo on a Sunday afternoon and then camped overnight.  The park was fairly empty as the weekend campers and people with day passes were leaving, so I was able to get a scenic camping spot (#30) right on the lake shore.

The trails run throughout the park, but most of the trails go along and around the lake.  There is a separate, looping nature trail, however, above the lake that takes you on a short trip through some scenic woods.

Some parts of the trail are not very well-maintained and overgrown with vegetation, but nothing too bad.

Nice lake and trails
By BANDA on 6/12/2012
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Nice lake and trails, but the campsites are small and close together. Great views from most of the screened shelters however!

By jaewonne on 2/11/2012
Rating: 4point5stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 40 minutes
By lawhit on 1/8/2011
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Love Love this place Like a oasis a gem that nobody knows about it had diffucutly in places but nothing to bad or to long the groung was smooth not to rocky I'll go back again again The trail went right around the lake so you always had a veiw of it

Great Hike at the Top of Hill Country
By NUCLEUS.ONE on 11/28/2009
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: 3 hours, 45 minutes

Hiked Bosque, Shinnery Ridge, Little Forest Junior, and Little Sptings trails for a great morning of hiking. Cutting through sites 25 and 26 was weird, but everyone was friendly. Park was maybe half full and the weather was great!!!

Nice "little" State Park.
By gabegober on 10/9/2009
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Man Weekend.  Just us guys.  We had fun even with the cold, wet, windy conditions.  I will go back.  The hiking was great.  A step up from my other hikes.  I love the size of the lake.  Just big enough.

Great trails but...
By Branden on 5/16/2009
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 5 hours

My son and I camped and hiked the trails that the park had to offer. The camping was not as good as I would have hoped for, the sites are way close together. The trails were in need some maintenance. On two of the trails we got to almost the end of them and then the trail stoped or was blocked by downed tress. Overall though this park is very nice.

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