Looking for a great trail in Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway, Texas? AllTrails has 9 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 7 moderate trails in Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway ranging from 2.7 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!

hiking

views

dogs on leash

wild flowers

bird watching

nature trips

wildlife

camping

The park offers day-use and camping facilities; hiking; horseback riding; mountain biking; boating on a no-wake lake (120-surface-acres, 30' when full); fishing; lake swimming; a scenic drive; guided tours; and seasonal concessions offering horse rentals. Almost 90 miles of multi-use trails range from the very difficult in rugged terrain to trails with less than 3% grade. About 25 miles of the trails include cliffs and drop-offs, with steep climbs and descents that are recommended only for the experienced equestrian and mountain bike riders. When visiting Caprock Canyons State Park, be sure to check out the recently completed audio driving guide to the park. It's like having a tour guide on your own schedule and it's free! The audio guide is available for check-out, at the park headquarters, on tape or CD ($5 deposit).

hiking
fee
over grown
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

hiking
fee
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

hiking
fee
no shade
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Most of it was very pleasant. Great views of the rock formations and canyon. I went counterclockwise, and I don’t suggest it. I got a little lost a few times on the west side of the loop. It gets really steep and rocky in some sections, and you can’t really see where the trail is. It got pretty hot toward the end (and it’s late December), so bring lots of water.

hiking
1 month ago

This was the last leg of an overnight trip that started on the Canyon Rim Trail, had a stay at the North Prong campground, and then when up Haynes Ridge and down South Prong. Although pleasant, this trail was the least scenic of all.

hiking
1 month ago

I took the Lower North Prong Trail from the Mesa Spur to the North Prong Spur. It is very scenic and has some nice geology. The trail crosses over the stream bed a few times and I lost it once. Having a GPS helped. Also make sure to bring water as there won't be any if it has not rained recently.

I did the Canyon Rim Trail as part of an overnight loop that took the Mesa Trail to the Lower North Prong Trail and eventually the Lower North Prong campsite. There are fantastic views along the canyon rim. It is easy going and well marked. I detoured to avoid ~15 bison near the trailhead. Make sure to bring water!

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

AMAZING trail. Great views of beautiful red rock formations and a steep hike up if taken clockwise. My wife and I’s favorite trail we’ve ever done in Texas, and we’ve done our fair share. Can’t recommend this one enough.

hiking
no shade
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

hiking
no shade
rocky
washed out
3 months ago

We only did the Upper South Prong Trail (light green on the state park map), out and back - total of 2 hours or about 4-miles. We took our two dachshunds, 4.5 years old, who are experienced hikers; we stopped every 15 minutes for a 5 minute water break (don't forget paw care). Open, sunny, beautiful landscape and stunning geography. Bring a hat, lots of water, great shoes, sunblock and bug spray. personally I would not attempt this in the summer as it is rugged and open. We started out unsure which direction because of poor blazing. We asked a tour guide for assistance and they helped us get on our way. From there it's somewhat blazed, but when you're crossing the washes and creek beds, everything looks like it could be a trail. Take time to look for the brown blazes; wish they would have chosen something in a red or gold (Palo Duro is well blazed with distinctive colored markers). There's lots of bison chips but no bisons as they were all at the front of the park. In fact we saw very little wildlife but that's nature. Be weather aware as this trail criss-crosses many washes and dry creek beds. If there's any indication of rain please keep an eye on high ground for escape. Flash flooding can happen even with a small amount of rain because you don't know what's happening upstream.

hiking
3 months ago

Incredible and diverse loop trail. This was one of my favorites in the state. Using Gaia GPS we logged 7.22 miles. The All Trails App indicates the trail is 6.3 so there is a discrepancy somewhere. I would plan for a lengthy and challenging hike. We hiked in late October with high temps in the 70s and still drank way more water than we thought we would. Bring LOTS of water! Sunscreen is critical as well. Definitely check out the fern cave which is just a minute or two on a spur from the main trail.

Load More