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Trails were clean and fun! Met lots of nice people.

Beautiful trail. Not many people out during the week.

Took my dog and hiked the complete trail from Texas Camp to Cedar Park entrance and trail head. April is a great time for this trail as the wild flowers are out and the trees are in full shade mode. Beautiful views of the lake as well. However I seriously doubt that this trail is 14.2 miles out and back since the whole trail is 26 miles long.

Make sure you have GPS and water. Some parts of the trail are clearly marked and other areas can be confusing. I planned a 4.3 mile hike and ended up doing 6.6 miles. It's a beautiful area so I didn't mind too much. Lower Purgatory has some car noise from Wonder World/ RR12 so I much preferred upper.

camping
16 days ago

We loved this trail. It was very rocky, with a few, somewhat, steep slopes. Especially at the end by the falls. There’s a picnic table with a lovely view of the falls on one side and the river on the other. Great place to eat lunch.

hiking
17 days ago

Good trail if you're in the mood for a quick there and back hike. Took a little under 2 hours roundtrip. A little rocky along the way and very slippery going down to the falls. Definitely worth a couple hours of your life for the views of the waterfall. Beautiful.

I went to this trail in late March and it was a tad muddy so boots are important. Also ran into a hive of bees that we're swarming, perfectly natural for them to do, but also had to turn back and take a cut over on Ovid trail. Please avoid the bees for personal safety, and also to cause as little stress as possible to the hives, as they are in decline.

Trail is a decent length. Especially for the area.

Always fun

hiking
27 days ago

This trail seems to be one of the most used trails in the park. Right as you get to the falls the trail is steep and would be very slippery if it was wet. If you have younger children you might have to end up carrying them. The falls aren’t as impressive as I would have liked. Bring plenty of water!

Very clean and maintained trials. Come early! The parking lot is small and will fill up fast. And...when the sun comes up you are going to feel it. There is not a lot of shade on most parts of these trails.

Great hiking. Some parts challenging to a beginner like me. But a fantastic work out. The wildlife is abundant.

Very rocky trail, but worth the view of Gorman Falls at the end!! Would definitely go back.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy hike, good views

This was my first time to this park. The hike was full of beautiful views, from small waterfalls, to gorgeous views overlooking the stream below. it was well worth the 2.5 hour drive.

trail running
1 month ago

The first 5 miles of the trail are easy, slow rolling and easy to run. Exposed and hot in the summer, the trail is full of wildflowers and great for a spring run. The rest of the trail is rocky, technical and more shaded. Additional trail exists in Twin Springs preserve, adding another 3-mile loop after an uphill climb for about 1 mile. Wear shoes with a good rock plate and carry plenty of water.

Nice trail, not long, but enjoyable for what it is.

Great views from the summit, very clean and clear trails are marked well, outer trail has out bathrooms but smell horrible. To get there on a weekend you may have to wait but make sure you get a ticket if you can’t get in the park right away. Putter trail is defiantly longer than 4 miles that is marked

hiking
1 month ago

Pretty steep start if your starting from the beginning. Views are so so awesome. Plenty of running water for our border collie after the rain. Detour to Moss Lake was nice, beware of all the pig tracks and signs of activity but a very nice relaxing trail!

Enchanted Rock Loop is the outer trail inside the park boundary. It is probably the least used trail, despite the number of reviews here, many of which are describing other trails. It does not include Echo Canyon or Turkey Pass trails. You can do the Enchanted Summit first, but it is a stand alone trail and by far, the most popular (and is listed as a stand alone by AllTrails). The east and west parts of this trail are interesting. Part of the southern section is walking through the park larger picnic area and parking lots. The northern part is a gravel service road along a ridge top and is so, so. My recommendation is once past Buzzard's Roost, look for the cutoff to Base Trail which goes along the north side of Freshman Mt. and Enchanted Rock. Take Echo Canyon Trail northwest past Moss Lake and it will hook you back up with Loop Trail and go left. Much more interesting route throughout.

I wasn't aware to day was a holiday. There where a lot of people out there today! It's kinda cool to be running and jumping and ducking along the rocks and trees, and people look at you like you're nuts.

hiking
2 months ago

Decent trail. As stated in other reviews, wear trail runners or boots The trail is rocky and steep heading down to the falls. But the payoff is worth it. The waterfall is like a mini-rainforest. Gorgeous place.

some parts are really nice and some parts are awful

2 months ago

I'm from the area so I might be a little biased but, to me, this is one of the prettiest trails on earth. Plus, you are walking through history as this was a popular spot for Native Americans and eventually the Hunt Family.

Small parts of this trail could be the most difficult within the park for some to get through as your going over and around rocks, small boulders, and flat slabs. For most, this will be no problem as it is easy scrambling. We went during the first part of November and a section of this trail was colorful. We did this trail as part of a loop around Enchanted Rock also using Base Trail and Turkey Pass Trail.

hiking
2 months ago

It was a decent trail. There was a lot of trash in some areas. The trail markers need work/updating but all in all it was a good trail. My dog and I enjoyed it.

hiking
2 months ago

So, we started on the Spicewood Canyon Trail, and wound around back on the Spicewood Springs Trail. The Canyon trail had great views, with some good inclines. Once we swung back on the Springs trail, we were in for a treat. Glad I had my trekking stick to help with the balancing on rocks while crossing river trails, the many awesome river trails. Great time. Definitely a moderate rating for this hike.

hiking
2 months ago

Super rocky so you def have to watch your step! I would say this is more like a medium-hard trail with great scenery (waterfall) at the end. But on the way there, there’s nothing but cactus, rocks, and some scorched burn spots.

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