Cattle Crossing

This is a gated structure that allows a local rancher to move his cattle from one side of the Trailway to his property on the other side. The Cross Timbers ecoregion is rich cattle country. In 1855, Oliver Loving was the first to move his cattle herd west of Weatherford, TX. Soon after, Charles Goodnight also raised cattle in the area. After the Civil War, these men partnered and created the famous Goodnight-Loving Cattle Trail, which traversed the land from this area of Texas up to Denver, CO and beyond.

Lake Mineral Wells State Trailway- Weatherford Trailhead
  1. Weatherford Trailhead
  2. Town Creek Bridge
  3. Trees and Plant Life
  4. Sunshine Lake and Path
  5. Coyotes on the Prairie
  6. Cattle Crossing
  7. Hawks and Vultures
  8. The High Point
  9. Cold Springs Road- Lemley Cemetery
  10. Parker County Watermelons
  11. Texas Spotted Whiptail Lizards
  12. Roadrunners
  13. Bois D'arc Tree
  14. Home Site of the Railroad Manager
  15. Garner Trailhead