Rock Trails of Tolar
Club member BamBam on Mama Bear.
This is Andy with Find Off Road Trails. Larry and I visit the Rock Trails of Tolar off road park located in Tolar, Texas on 10/29/2011. We were out with the Lone Star Jeep Club for their annual Halloween Run. This was the first time either Larry or I personally visited this off road park.
This 800 acre off road park is located less than one hour south west of Fort Worth, Texas just a few miles south of Granbury, Texas.
The first obstacle we encountered was the typical paperwork gauntlet. This park like any other must protect themselves from the lawyers. No problem, the park staff got us through the paperwork gauntlet fast and efficiently. The staff was very friendly and answered all our questions. After paying the $30 park entry fee we hit the trails.
This off road park is new and the trails have not seen a lot of traffic yet. The trails are not currently marked but I understand signs have been ordered and they should be posted soon. Most of the trails are located off the main park road. Many local off road organizations such as the Lone Star Jeep Club have worked hard to build trails in the park.
Rock Trails of Tolar is open to 4x4 vehicles as well as ATV's, UTV, and dirt bikes. It is my understanding the property owners are in the early planning stages of developing a motocross park as well.
Some trails are very tight with tree branches and brush crowding the trails. Even driving a short wheel base Jeep I had to back up a few times to make a few of the tight turns through the trees. Several of the four door Jeeps and to make three-point turns to negotiate some corners. If you drive a larger rig such as a truck, Toyota FJ, Land Rover or other such SUV based 4x4’s be prepared for a few scratches.
We ran most 2 or 3 rated trails with a few 3+ or 4- trails thrown in. Papa Bear was the most extreme trail we came across and it swallowed up a Jeep TJ running Dana 60 axles and 40” tires. This Jeep had to be winched up the hill and off the rocks. The more difficult obstacles all have by-passes so no worries about having to back down a trail.
This Park is located on the northern end of the Texas Hill Country region and has some spectacular panoramic views in some areas of the park. Bring a camera!
This facility has on site camping, three port-o potties, and a small store as well as a covered air up station with two compressors.
If you live in the Dallas - Fort Worth area, or the surrounding North Texas area, and are looking for new places to wheel you should check out Rock Trails of Tolar. Larry and I plan on many return visits.