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Best trails in Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway, Texas

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Looking for a great trail in Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway, Texas? AllTrails has 11 great hiking trails, views trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 8 moderate trails in Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway ranging from 1.6 to 12.2 miles and from 2,421 to 3,166 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
Description

Situated in northern Texas, Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway boasts miles of trails for hiking, horseback riding, and mountain biking. These trails take you through a hilly desert landscape and range from easy to hard. The park also has a lake that is ideal for boating, fishing, and swimming. There is also a campground onsite for those looking to stay the night.

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Map of trails in Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway, Texas
Park information
Acreage:
15,314 acres
Park hours
Monday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sunday
8:00 am - 12:00 am
Contact
806/455-1492
Top trails (11)
#1 - Haynes Ridge and Upper North Prong Trail Loop
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
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Length: 6.3 mi • Est. 3 h 7 m
A great trail climbing up to Haynes Ridge and an amazing scenic overlook. Although rated as moderate, the middle portion of this trek can be a bit strenuous from the canyon onto the ridge. The North Prong is less strenuous than the South Prong.Show more
#2 - North Prong Spur to North Prong Camping Area
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
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Length: 1.6 mi • Est. 43 m
#3 - Upper South Prong Trail to South Prong Primitive Camping Area
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 11 m
#4 - Caprock Canyon Rim Trail
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 57 m
This is a good short hike if you stick to the upper section of the trail (the first 1.5 miles). If you go down into the lower canyon, the climb is pretty tough to come back the Canyon Rim trail, but not much easier if you return via the Equestrian campground and the road back to the trail start. The best views are in those first 2 miles, after which you are in the bottoms. Near the entrance of the trail between it and the campground bathhouse is a community of prairie dogs that should not be missed.Show more
#5 - Eagle Point Trail
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
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Length: 4.3 mi • Est. 2 h 2 m
Eagle Point Trail takes you through the valley to a small natural bridge with views of creek and perhaps free ranging buffalo. Walk under the Eagle Point Trail where nature has created a natural bridge. Stop at the wooden bench and use the small trail to walk underneath and through the Natural Bridge.Show more
#6 - Trail D - Canyon Loop Trail, Trail B - Haynes Ridge Overlook and Trail A - Upper Canyon Trail
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
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Length: 5.8 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
#7 - Upper South Prong Trail, Upper North Prong Trail and North Prong Spur
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
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Length: 6.9 mi • Est. 3 h 23 m
This loop uses the Upper South Prong Trail, which meets the Upper North Prong Trail. It returns to the starting point along the North Prong Spur.Show more
#8 - Upper Canyon and Lower Canyon Loop
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
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Length: 12.2 mi • Est. 5 h 46 m
A 12 mile loop starting from the Wild Horse Camping Area. First 0.7 mi of Wild Horse Trail. At the first crossing continue north to Lower Canyon Trail, continue on Upper Canyon Trail passing Fern Cave (good stop about halfway for rest), continue on street going east until you can see the south part of the Lower Canyon Trail north of the street. Get on the Lower Canyon Trail until you cross with the Wild Horse Trail again and walk back to the starting point. The ascent after the fern cave is steep and the descent later on is a little tricky to navigate and very steep.Show more
#9 - Lower Prong Trail Loop
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
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Length: 6.1 mi • Est. 2 h 42 m
This loop uses the Lower South Prong Trail, Lower North Prong Trail, and returns to the starting point via the North Prong Spur.Show more
#10 - Wild Horse Trail to Mesa Spur Trail
Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway
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Length: 5.1 mi • Est. 2 h 20 m
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