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This Texas state park currently offers the outdoor enthusiast access to primitive camping, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, paddling, birding and wildlife viewing, and guided tours of caves and waterfalls. The park has 26 miles of multi-use trails (hiking and mountain biking) and 4 miles of trail designated as hiking only. When river levels are normal (call for current conditions) paddlers can travel upstream as well as down to explore or access the park by river. When Lake Buchanan is near normal levels, the river is navigable from the park's boat ramp all the way to the lake, approximately 10 miles. In this area the river is characterized by slow moving water through the beautiful canyon lands of the Colorado, hazards include frequent low water levels and seasonal flood debris. This natural area is a great place for hitting up the hiking trails, hopping on your mountain bike, going on a cave tour, seeing the Colorado River, or getting off the beaten path. There is also camping available. You can tent camp for $15-13 per night, bring an RV up to 30 feet, or hike in and camp for $10 per four people, per night.

beautiful hike natural springs pools for kids dog friendly!

Absolutely beautiful! Just be sure you’re prepared and take water and wear appropriate shoes! Right before you get to the waterfall you have to hold on to a wire because the rocks are slippery going down.

hiking
22 days ago

BREATHTAKING. Definitely took some work to get there and I was very glad for my hiking boots, between the many many rocks on the way and the very significant slope at the end right. Worth it, though, because the falls really are one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.

hiking
23 days ago

Great trail. We have hiked it twice and this latest time the waterfall area has washed out a bit but still beautiful and well worth the hike to get there. Hopefully this area will stay preserved for many years to come.

Beautiful trail with one challenging area.

hiking
1 month ago

Beautiful Waterfalls! We hiked to Gorman Falls via the Cedar Chopper trailhead and loop and connected to Gorman Falls with the Old Gorman Road. Great views of the surrounding hills and lots of wildflowers. Getting down the last few feet to the Falls can be really tricky even though the cables help. Well worth the effort!

hiking
1 month ago

The falls at the end of this trail are truly, genuinely breathtaking. That said, heads up, I can see why the park guide rates this as "challenging". The trail is quite rocky and about half of it is in full sun (though it's lovely blooming meadows if you're there in spring), and there's a big descent at the end. I was glad to have my hiking boots! But it's worth it in the end, if you can get there, and the Tie Slide trail to the river overlook next to it gives you a little bit of a loop on your way back.

hiking
2 months ago

This was a very easy walk, but beautiful! It was worth the walk! Perfect for kids of all ages.

camping
2 months 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
2 months 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.

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

hiking
3 months ago

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.

Great hike with plenty of variety in scenery. It was early February so fairly cool weather. There is quite a bit of shade.

hiking
4 months ago

The River Trail is an easy traipse along the river. Uneventful but the river is a nice companion.

hiking
4 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.

hiking
4 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
4 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.

hiking
4 months ago

cant believe we have this in Texas !! worth every step. hope everyone will go and see it.

The trail was slightly rocky, but an easy hike/trail run for myself and my miniature Schnauzer. If you bring your dog, there are stickers and needles on the trail, so I’d only recommend bringing short haired breeds. There was nothing of note to see on the trail, but it does connect to old Gorman trail if you’d like to get to the falls. There is a bench about mid way through to stop for a rest if you so need. No restrooms at this trail. No hydration stations. The summers can get extremely hot so bring 1 liter of water per person per hour you will be out. You may encounter wildlife, trail info warns of big cats and I heard wild boar. It was a decent however uneventful trail experience.

Slippery, steep rock near the end. The installed cables make it doable.

My favorite trail in the Park.

Good trail, especially lower portion. Took lemons Ridge to add distance, but that was pretty boring so don’t recommend it. Be aware that right now they’re doing controlled burns in the park so several other trails (including Gorman Falls) are closed. Will definitely do it again!

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

Nice day hike. Bring some water with you. The river is a nice touch to the hike. Gives you a bit more scenery. You can also go for a walk in it in some spots where it is really low.

hiking
7 months ago

Pretty easy trail. The Falls are worth it especially if you're a Central Texas Native. Not much of that around here. I've been to this park many times.

hiking
7 months ago

Easy trail. Not bad for an afternoon hike

hiking
7 months ago

It's a fairly long trail along the river. We took it from our campsite to the falls and back. Not much elevation until you get to the falls. Saw some armadillos too. Bring good shoes for moist environments, otherwise risk blisters!

hiking
7 months ago

Love this trail; have hiked it many times over the years. If you don't wear hiking shoes at least wear soles with good grips as sections are rock that can be steep and slick.

hiking
9 months ago

Lemons Ridge/River/Dogleg Canyon/Cedar Chopper Trails

Not a bad loop. Pretty uneventful and not too interesting. It would have been a lot more fun on a bike. Dogleg Canyon did have some decent views. (And also a lot of trash on trail. I filled my backpack with it!)

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