Western Heritage Park Trail

Mineral Wells, TX


  • Recreational


  • civil engineering


  • 50 Acres

Western Heritage Park Trail, also known as WHiP Trail, includes soft surface, hiking, and biking nature trails. The 4.35-mile loop located a few miles north of downtown Mineral Wells, Texas embraces the natural conditions of the area and provides suitable trail alignment for recreation by foot or bike in a cost-effective manner.

Prior to construction, Baird, Hampton & Brown’s Civil Designer Larry Colvin submitted an application with Recreational Equipment, Inc. (REI) on behalf of Texas Frontier Trails and the Weatherford Mountain Bike Club (WMBC) requesting a $5,000 grant for the project. Not only was the grant awarded, but REI offered to fund a total of $8,000.

Civil engineering and design services were provided, including site visits, aerial photographs and topography, walking the proposed trail route, and completing the final schematic design. A Concept Trail Alignment Exhibit was also included to allow the contractor to adjust trail alignment in order to work with the environment

Stewarded by WMBC, the goal of the WHiP Trail is to bring mountain biking to a new community. The terrain of Palo Pinto County is unlike what many riders experience in the DFW area and provides trails equipped for all levels of experience. Here at BHB, we hope that the mountain bike community will embrace the technically challenging trails of Western Heritage Park, grow confidence in riding them, and above all, have fun.

Key People

  • Ottis Lee, PE

  • Larry Colvin