Dana Peak Trail, Harker Heights

Directions:   From I-35 take HWY 190 West to the FM 2410 exit (south-Harker Heights). Turn right on to Comanche Gap Road and travel until you see the entrance to Dana Peak Park. You can park at a cul-de-sac prior to the fee area or pay $2 to enter the park.  The trails are accessible either way.

Trail Information:  The trail can be accessed from several points.  The most popular is the trailhead located 1KM prior to the fee gate.  From the trailhead follow the trail uphill for 1/2 mile.  The trail will branch into several directions enabling you to customize the lengths of your run.  The distances range from 2-6 miles.  There is no trail map but the open terrain and prominent terrain features make it easy to navigate.  The trail is well groomed but can become very muddy in the meadow area after a good rain.  The trail intersects with the Dana Peak Park swimming area.  Many runners opt to conduct a run-swim-run.  One length of the swim area is roughly 150m and provides a little variety.  There is a water stop located by the restrooms by the swimming area.

Miscellaneous Information: Spring and Fall are the best times time to run this trail.

 Bryant Love