Hidden Hills Ultra


Run the Hidden Hills Ultra at
Palo Pinto State Park, Strawn Texas
5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi, 50mi
May 21, 2022


Trail Race

5k, 10k, 13.1mi, 26.2mi, 50mi  

Eco Region:  Hill Country

Run through rocky escarpments, around massive lakes, and under hill country cedars at the newest Texas state park. This is your chance to experience the Palo Pinto Mountains.


Call for Volunteers

Join the Fun

As a Volunteer, you are the person that gives the runner the support and motivation to continue.  We know how  important each of you are to the entire day and promise you a fun and rewarding experience!

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Multiple Packages

Great Opportunity

This is a great opportunity to share your company, brand and services with a large and targeted group. As a sponsor of one or more events, you can select from the multiple sponsorship levels available.

The Trail Race

The Course

This is the newest state park in the state of Texas. This is your chance to experience the Palo Pinto Mountains. This unique park hosts lakes, mountains, cedar and oak forests, and rocky terrain. Run almost entirely on on ranch roads, the loop course will follow a route made up of rock, dirt, and rolling terrain. Be sure to reward yourself at the end with the Best Chicken Fried Steak in Texas at Mary's Cafe before leaving.

As home to the hill country race in our eco series, you won't want to miss this unique chance to visit the newest state park in Texas.

Start and Finish Times

The Start and Finish is at Palo Pinto State park near Strawn, Texas. The coordinates of the start/finish are Latitude 32.550100 Longitude -98.531092

  • 6:00 am - 50 mile Start

  • 7:00 am - 26.2mi

  • 7:30 am - Half Marathon Start

  • 8:00 am - 5k and 10k Start​

Race briefings begin promptly, 10 minutes prior to race start time, at the start line.

NOTE:  All races start at the scheduled time. Late starts will not be accommodated. 



The cutoff for all distances are as follows:


  • 4:00 pm -   5k, 10k, Half Marathon, Marathon cutoff. All 

                           50mi racers must start their last lap

  • 7:00 pm -   50 mile cutoff

Course Markings

Races are marked with in-ground flagging and directional signage for each distance. 



View park maps and explore the trails via the interactive map


Course Difficulty 

3 = Moderate course over rolling countryside with occasional steep rocky terrain









Aid Stations

Well stocked Aid Stations manned by passionate volunteers, provide

  • First Aid:  Band-Aids, Vaseline, and other basic first aid supplies

  • Food/Drink:  Water, electrolyte drinks, and various salty, sweet and savory snacks

  • Drop Bags: For distances of 50 miles racers are allowed to place drop bags at aid stations. Drop bags will need to have the aid station clearly marked on them and placed in the designated location at the start/finish area by the cutoff time. Drop bags will be returned to the start/ finish area as the course is picked up. Please see itinerary


Aid stations will be conveniently located every 3-4 miles on the loop course.​

*Some aid stations may be unmanned

Cupless Race

This is an environmentally friendly race and it is our goal to keep the trails litter free to preserve their beauty. 


Cups won't be supplied during this racing event.  Please bring your refillable water bottles and we will refill them at the aid stations.

Training / Coaching

At every level, proper training can help you prepare for success. Ultra Expeditions has certified coaches and offers individual and group training packages. Learn More >> 

Race Shirts, Medals and Awards

To guarantee a race shirt, register by May 4, 2022.

Finishers receive a beautiful, custom designed medal, based on availability.

Winner Awards


Top Male and Top Female for each race. Awards will be emailed after the race ends.

Pictures and Video


SATURDAY – May 21, 2022

5 - 8 am       Packet Pick Up/Registration at the start/finish 


Latitude 32.550100 Longitude -98.531092

5:30 am       Drop bag cutoff at registration

6:00 am       50 mile Start

7:00 am       Marathon

7:30 am       Half Marathon Start

8:00 am       5k and 10k Start​

4:00 pm       Cutoff for 5k, 10k, 13.1mi, and 26.2mi

6:00 pm       All 50mi racers must start their last lap

9:00 pm       Cutoff for 50mi

NOTE:  Race briefings begin promptly, 10 minutes prior to race start time, at the start line. Racers may only register for each event up until that distances start time. Racers may only drop in distances prior to race start. If they choose to drop during the race they will receive a DNF.

Giving Back

Friends of Palo Pinto State Park Coming Soon!!!




Registration will remain open until the start of each distance - unless the race is Sold Out.

Early Registration Discounts

Sign up early to get the best pricing.

Last day for each price break is:

  • Best Discount - January 31, 202

  • Good Discount - March 31, 2022

  • Standard Pricing - Race Day


Be part of the fun and volunteer.  We promise you a great time.


All of our volunteers receive discounts toward future races and enjoy free food, beverages and parking.

There are opportunities to man aid stations, registration and help at the start and finish lines.

Contact us for more information.  Or, sign up now.


Parking, Lodging and Travel 

Park Entrance and Parking

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park

Coordinates Latitude 32.550100 Longitude -98.531092

Strawn, TX 76475

(254) 210-3015

PLEASE NOTE: The park may collect fees for entrance and/or parking that are not covered in race registration. The park will be open for racers to arrive and leave.

Directions to the Trail

The Trail Race starts at

Palo Pinto Mountains State Park

Start/Finish, Parking and Packet Pick Up

Latitude 32.550100 Longitude -98.531092

Strawn, TX 76475

(254) 210-3015


Entrance from road for camping:


Latitude 32.550747 Longitude -98.533849

Strawn, TX 76475

PLEASE NOTE:  Ultra Expeditions is not responsible for any missing or damaged property, or any accidents.

ALSO NOTE: The park may collect fees for entrance and/or parking that are not covered in race registration. 


The closest hotels are:

Holiday Inn & Suites Eastland, TX 

Super 8 Eastland, TX 

Days Inn Eastland, TX 


The closest airports are:

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Dallas Love Field

Sponsorship Opportunities

There are multiple sponsorship levels available. 

Title Platinum, Gold, Silver, Bronze

Get all the Sponsorship Package Details.  

Learn more >>


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