Miller Springs Nature Center Trail

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Miller Springs Nature Center Trail is a 1.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Temple, TX that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is accessible from September until November.

1.2 miles 154 feet Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

rocky

scramble

no dogs

Miller Springs Nature Center is a compilation of 10 loop trails, located below Belton Lake Dam, between Temple and Belton. The trails are suitable for all skill levels and are primarily used for hiking. Bikes are allowed on the trails accessible from the south entrance (Miller Springs Park), also. The trails closest to the Temple side are handicap-accessible. Farther trails have considerable altitude change and a few require scrambling. Detailed trail info is on the park website, with an interactive map that gives precise descriptions of the length and altitude profile of every trail. www.MillerSpringsNatureCenter.org

2 months ago

yep, still closed added a photo. 01 OCT 16

hiking
3 months ago

9/5/2016 closed until further notice due to flooding and damage. Will try again once it reopens.

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

really exciting, had a great time.

6 months ago

6 months ago

One of my favorite places. There's a huge waterfall but it's hidden... Be a local and go find it ;)

7 months ago

Lots of natural water, can cool off. My 8 yr old hikes with ease. 6 miles in less than 2 hours. ♡

hiking
8 months ago

One of the "paths" isn't really a path, I guess. After an hour of hiking and getting through fallen trees, the path just disappeared. Also, we were really excited to see a waterfall (lots of great hiking and waterfalls in the mountains, where we are from), and we were very disappointed to find it was just taller than my husband and had an unsightly pipe across it. (Picture of my husband and child in front of waterfall in uploaded pictures.)

walking
8 months ago

Good definitely longer then 1.2 miles of you wander each trail few people which is nice

9 months ago

mountain biking
9 months ago

If you start at the South parking lot there is another set of biking trails with a connection across the dam to the biking trails down in the prairie. You can make a nice 6 mile loop out of it all. Good 150ft elevation change that translates to a couple of good technical climbs mixed with open prairie single track that's hard and fast. All around good, basic trails to call home base.

hiking
9 months ago

Great trails, well marked, and good elevation to challenge. Great views throughout. Hiked about four miles altogether. Lots of choices of trails to include a wheelchair friendly path and boardwalk out to a deck overlooking a great view of the entire park.

1 year ago

Visiting this area for work and was very happy to find this wonderful preserve to explore. A little bit of everything: wetlands, ponds, woods, cliffs, caves, and little waterfalls. Herons, hawks, and kingfisher too. A wonderful Saturday morning. Thanks to those who created and maintain it for the enjoyment of all.

hiking
1 year ago

Great place to hike in Central Texas. There are several trails that branch off from one another making it a great place to explore.

hiking
1 year ago

My go to running trail. I saw multiple reviews stating the trail was closed. This is inaccurate. The south entrance off of Lake Rd (FM 439) is closed. The west entrance off FM 2271 is and has been open. The maintenance only affects the spillway portion of the park. None of the trails are closed because of this. The trail that encircles the park is approximately 3.0 miles. It has a couple steep ascents and descents of not more than approximately 100 feet. It is also a loop trail so you get to explore without retracing your steps. For being a small park their is much to see. It has ravines with little streams, some smaller waterfalls, and a couple ponds. The only negative aspect is you are not supposed to bring your pets.

cross country skiing
1 year ago

This was my first trail, and it was so much fun! I didn't like that I couldn't find the trail to the caves and waterfall based on the map that was posted at the beginning.

hiking
1 year ago

It's still closed. Someone should update when it opens though.

walking
1 year ago

Trail was closed for maintenance as of 1/17/15.

2 years ago

Favorite place so far, pet friendly and easy for beginners! Many different trails to chose from with a few water spots on some of the trails.