Garner State Park Trail is a 6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Concan, Texas that features a river. The trail is rated as moderate offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
Garner State Park located in the Texas Hill Country, is the most popular state park in Texas for overnight camping. Home to the Frio River and nigthly dances held durring the summer and spring, It often fills by noon in peak parts of the season (Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekends). Garner State Park located in the Texas Hill Country, is the most popular state park in Texas for overnight camping. Home to the Frio River and nigthly dances held durring the summer and spring, It often fills by noon in peak parts of the season (Memorial Day - Labor Day Weekends). The park offers breathtaking views as you hiking to the summit, rentals for floating along the Frio river, and countless opportunities to view wildlife throughout the park to complete your Hill Country camping experience.
I have been hiking these trails since I was a kid. Love the views!!
This was our first family hike... we actually did this 3 years ago. The kids were all teenagers. We climbed Baldy and Painted Rock. fantastic views.
Awesome hike old baldy.. Gonna go back n finish the rest of the trails
Awesome... Hike old baldy
Loved it. Perfect weather for 11 miler. All trails was a little off on some turns; however, very well marked, clean, maintain family oriented.
Great trail beautiful scenery.
Loved it. And didn't even get to cover close to all of the park. We started with Old Baldy and took an alternate trail down. This was my first "challenging" trail in Texas. It was steep, but really short. One of the most scenic trails I have done in hill country. We saw a Red Tailed Hawk from above! There are some great screened shelters next to a shower/restroom facility.
Great trails that vary in skill level. We went up a very challenging Crystal Cave route to Painted Rock. The cave was nice, painted rock was all about the view of the Frio Canyon and 'Old Baldy'. We went in fall and it was great. Will go back to complete more trails.
Great trails that vary in skill level. painted rock was a bust but still provided a great look out point. recommend it to everyone.
Very nice hiking trails. The trails are all intertwined into the camp grounds of the state park here, but are still enjoyable. The trails can take you far enough away from all the other activity to give you that sense of wilderness. Also Garner has a very nice little creek that has some great little places to dip into. Fun place to hike or camp with kids.
This may have been the most enjoyable camping and hiking I've experienced in Texas yet. The hike up the trail from any trailhead is demanding at first--a steep slope upward--but we found mountain goats and plenty of birds and rodents to amuse us along the way (and serve as a good excuse to stop for a water break). Once on top, the views of the Rio Frio and the surrounding countryside are well worth the effort, and you can happily spend an afternoon wandering around the interconnected trails, which range from sunny and open to shaded and tree-lined. Then, when the heat gets to be too much, head downhill to the river and take a dip; it's appropriately named!
Old Baldy Trail and White Rock Cave Trail are both worth the drive out to Concan, Texas! The views from the trail as you're ascending, and from the summit, are outstanding. Be prepared for a challenging hike. On a hot day you'll need several bottles of water, some food, good hiking shoes, and determination to reach the top. Watch out for loose rocks as you climb, and don't rush your steps, but remember to stop and look around, because the scenery changes so often. The best views of Old Baldy are from the summit of White Rock Cave trail, so be sure to climb them both.
Awesome hiking..must take the climb up to painted rock and cave as the views are awesome!! Steep climb and some loose rocks in areas so have good shoes on. Great views near beautiful river as well.