Purgatory Creek Natural Area

MODERATE 46 reviews
San Marcos, TX
Purgatory Creek Natural Area is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Marcos, TX that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from July until July. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

9.1 miles 465 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The 463-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area is within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, is home to Purgatory Creek, and includes upland meadows, canyon bluffs of 40 feet or more, dense juniper thickets, champion oaks, and a flood control dam.