I did this trail with Natalia my granddaughter and we enjoyed a lot. The water fall area at the end of the small canyon, is very nice, nice trees, nice plants. You can return on the same trail , but we used the one at the left of the water fall, very steep and not easy to climb. Once at the top we only walked down and intersected the same trail back to were we started. I think this is the best trail to walk with the family in the Dripping Spring area.
Claudia D. on Bar Canyon Loop Trail
Wonderful hike yesterday, beautiful scenery, fantastic views. All of 4+ miles, mostly either up or down, over rocks, etc. IMO, not a moderate hike, some parts very difficult, precarious; lots of climbing over large rocks. STRENUOUS a better description, at least for a large part.
Beautiful views and easy trail. If you have younger kids the north trail is a great starter trail, more of a nature walk. For those seeking to challenge they're kids or to get a nice little workout, do the entire loop and head south(right) at the fork. I have brought my kids several times over since they were 7, they are now 11. It's a fun trail that'll let everyone have some fun. Tip: Try and go a day after a good rain or snow if the only reason you're going is for the waterfall!
What an amazing trail! Just be sure to bring 5$ cash for the paid parking. The dogs and I loved this trail. Tons of streams, lots of green, even in November! The trail is well shaded, there are a few areas I would consider above a moderate hike, just take your time and I promise you will enjoy it!