River Trail is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Saba, Texas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Birders can enjoy viewing some of 155 species of birds found in the park, including specialties such as golden-cheeked warblers, black-capped vireos, and bald eagles. Gorman Falls is an impressive, 60-foot-high waterfall located on the western bank of the Colorado River.
Very fun trails. Started off at the main lot and walked along the river all the way to Gorman Falls. Gorman Falls are some of the coolest things I've ever seen. Walking back, we took the hill top trails, very nice scenery also. Spent about 6-8 hours at the park.
All trails are well marked. Dog friendly park with so many great views and swimming. We enjoyed swimming in the springs and could have spent the whole day just doing that! This park also allows for multi day backpacking trips easily a 2 day trip minimum!
Very nice...Lively Loop
Great area in Texas! Hikes several of the offshoot trails as well as Gorman Falls. Moderate trails throughout. Start early and beat the Texas heat. Great trail for Spring and Fall. Summer is not the best time to go!
After a day hike to Gorman Falls and out into the primitive area for overnight camping, we enjoyed the trail along the river to find our next primitive camping spot. This was so much easier and the view quite different. A hike in the other direction along the river leads to a spring pool. Very refreshing on a hot day!
Hiked out to the falls and out into the primitive backpacking area to camp overnight Springbreak 2014. Was a rough hike for us but the view and the solitude was very much worth it! Other trails to enjoy here as well.
Gormans Fall trail was a bit rocky, was trying to not trip. Best bring your water on the really hot days!!!!
we walked the Spicewood Springs Trail and the Spicewood Canyon Trail which, I believe is betterthan the Gorman Falls Trail.
It was well worth it. The back falls trail (clear springs?) is much better than the overcrowded Gorman Falls Trail.
We did 2 day hiking trip. First day we did 15.5 miles and camped in backpacking windmill area. Then next day we did a 5.5 miles and hiked to Gorman falls. The falls are a thousand times better in person.
Was fun! We only went down the Gorman Falls Trail part but will be returning again to walk more trails. Falls were pretty! Found a chassis frame of a vehicle along the river bank half way buried in the dirty with tree root growing through it. Wish I knew the story behind it!
The trails are well maintained, and beautiful. We will be going back.
Great hiking experience! Headed down to Gordon Falls to see one of many beautiful views ! it is absolutely breathe taken ng coming down a steep incline. if you have small children like we did , hold them tight and find a hiking stick they can utilize . You can't get into water but we did head up to Gordon springs to dip or feet in . It is super shallow but the ice cold water on the toes did the trick and helped us cool down. From there we made it to the Riverside trail. when they say its unmaintained they mean it. of coarse it was super muddy and at one point I was knee deep and my children waist high. but hey if ya miss ice skating , mud sliding is the next best thing. There was a little water spot to wash the mud off our shoes and legs right after the mud trail so no complaints. Right after we realized we were on the bike trail but there was an awesome cave right off the river bank. Didn't venture to far after seeing evidence of collapse. we did see a nice colony of daddy long legs that acted as one organism. Pretty cool and creepy at the same time.From there we followed the canyon trail which had some amazing views . They do have barb wire fence around except at the very head of canyon where it looks like you could venture down but we did have our 3 and 5 year old with us and at this point they were exhausted ! From that trail we hit the loop and took a left to take us to old Gordon rd that led us back to the falls and treked back on up to the trail head. It was a beautiful hike. Coming back for sure. We brought some tubes to float on river but the water wasn't at reach on the trails we were on and the Colorado looks like mud. but hey its been through some states to join us in Texas! My husband and I carried ten bottles if water each and lasted us 7 hrs with four mouths sipping. Carried some trail mix, granola bars and jerky to keep energy levels high. Wear appropriate shoes and we heard a yuppie exclaim there was no place to refill water bottles. Please remember that there is not and bring adequate supplies. Please don't liter. Carry your trash with you, there is a trash bin at the head of trail at the end to unload! Best way to have spent my birthday! Happy Hiking!
Gorgeous Gorman Falls