My family and I went today. We have lived in the area for about 2 years and have never been. It’s was absolutely beautiful and for those who love the outdoors and exploring it’s a great place to start. We were able to navigate easily and enjoyed getting in the water. I do wish people who visited the area took better care to clean up after themselves.

I love this place, lots of hidden treasures if you know where to look. Follow the creek up stream at the wood bridge and continue up to the springs. You won't be disappointed. You can also travel the main trail, that passes by the main water fall, across the swinging bridge and continue down until you think the trail ends. It doesn't, though it's nearly impossible to see, just keep going. There are cascading water falls, the ruins of the first water mill in Bell county, and remains of the Chisholm trail were thousands of wagons left there wheel tracks in limestone. People are trashy here though. I've picked up over 15 grocery bags worth of trash. I once carried out 6 at a time. It is a gem regardless.

love this place. awesome hike and cold water for doggie to get cooled off in.

trails arnt very well marked and some can get rather steep. if you veer off from the main paths it's easy to get lost. however, the scenery along the stream is beautiful. wish there was less trash everywhere though.

I was very disappointed of the trails...lots of garbage all over the park.

3 months ago

This is a beautiful and fun hike. Especially when you go all the way to the end!

Great trail loved walking in the water. Wish it went a bit farther but it’s great for kids!

I really liked this place. Kind of hard to know where the trail actually is and it’s easy to get lost in here if you veer from the main path onto one of the many more scenic trails. But me and my family had a blast none the less

There are other trails on the other side of the river! If you stop by the Stillhouse Hollow Lake office before you cross the dam you can pick up a map. Plenty of wild turkey, turtles, and birds to see.

Many beautiful well kept trails to choose from. Great for kids to explore and play.

Place is nice and the trails are well marked. It seems to stay busy.

Once you get yourself on the right trail it’s a great experience. Wasn’t able to finish the entire trail cause my phone died but was able to hit the key points, falls and bridges. Definitely will be going back in the future very well kept too esp for an unpaid park

Was fun with the kids however it is not stroller friendly even with a hiking stroller

It’s a real easy walk with steps and a swinging bridge. Pretty area with lots of people on the weekends!

Easy trail. Going off the wooden path leads you to some pretty sights if you follow the river.

Ok trail. If you want to go off trail name sure to wear pants. It can get a bit thorny.

Nice trail....gone really bad. Take your trash with you! There is a dumpster at the parking lot. If you can carry it in....you can carry it out. And...it will be much lighter and more compact.

Absolutely love this trail! It's so beautiful ❤️.

Good location for a day hike. There are many different trails ti explore.

Easy short hike. We reached the falls at .40 of a mile, took. Some neat shots and explored for another 2 miles. Shaded and well marked.

Love exploring this trail every time I go I experience something new!

It's an easy hike with a pretty view in some areas. However the smell coming from the area of unmoving water was pretty bad.

Really beautiful scenery, but gets pretty crowded pretty fast.

walking
Monday, August 21, 2017

My expectations for the quality of Temple/Belton parks and trails is pretty low, so this trail exceeded them. It offers some nice scenic views by the dam, a decently marked trail (the informational signs are all too faded to read), lots of options for accessing the water, and falls that are actually flowing (a rarity in the Texas summer). However, there are definitely some sketchy characters that hang around the area, so I wouldn't go alone. Watch your back and bring protection. Also, the falls themselves get crowded and people aren't the most polite about sharing the space. Expect dogs to be off-leash and dog poop all over the trail (no poop bags or trash receptacles and people just aren't responsible dog owners).

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

love it. very relaxing and pretty views

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

I did like the hike do not let my stars fool you. however I expected more, the water by the fall is very shallow. However, this is great for kids approximately 2-7 years of age but much older after 10 or 15 Minutes they get bored. the water is very clear though which is a plus! there is very little room to relax by the falls all the adults kind of huddled together (although my husband and I didn't we enjoyed the shallow water and dipping out heads in the fall). In my opinion the hike was easy but only worth doing it once it was too small. but there was a cool suspension bridge we walked across but if you have bad balance we cautious. Also I saw alot of dirty diapers which was so disrespectful and made me angry. Also alot of sketchy people, not to be judgemental, that were around the falls they almost seemed homeless but I was unsure why they chose to hang around the fall. so don't go alone go with a friend and bring protection.

hiking
Sunday, July 30, 2017

My second visit, nice park and trail, well marked in places, no marks other places, but cannot get lost, trails either end and you turn back, or you turn and rejoin main trail. Not as many discarded plastic bottles compared to my first visit in March. but still too many. This is why it gets 3 stars

hiking
Monday, July 24, 2017

Still one of my favorite hikes around the area. But seriously people...take your trash and towels/clothes with you. Please don't ruin the enjoyment for others.

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Nice place. The trails are confusing,but we had a wonderful time. Walked everywhere there was a trail. It was very beautiful. A lot of people out there.

walking
Friday, June 23, 2017

The suspension bridge and waterfall are cool. The water is the most clear/beautiful color! Saw a couple gopher snakes, but still freaked me out as we were getting deeper because the trails are confusing. Honestly, felt I would get lost if I kept going and scared to run into something worse. It's interesting though, you can find areas that are completely green and then you walk over and it's like you're in the desert.

PS- I hate to say this and I've never had to say this for any other trail- but it felt like there were some creepy people lurking as well. I didn't go alone and I wouldn't go alone.

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