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Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock here each year to enjoy its matchless vacation facilities. They swim in the clear waters of the Frio River, scoot its rapids on inner tubes, rent pedal boats, and hike its fascinating nature trails. On long summer evenings, young folks (and the young at heart) meet at the concession building for jukebox dancing every night during the summer season. Nearby is a miniature golf course, which is lighted for nighttime playing. Meals and snacks are served in the concession building, though many families prefer to take advantage of the many camping sites and do their own cooking. A limited number of cabins are available for rent. The park offers camping, hiking, nature study, picnicking, canoeing, fishing, swimming in the Frio River (unsupervised), seasonal miniature golf, paddle boat and kayak rentals (mid-March through Labor Day weekend), bike riding (surfaced).

It was a nice hike! It was pretty steep at some parts with loose rocks but my 8 and 5 year old daughters went along without complaints! Can’t wait to do it again!

1 month ago

Definitely steep! Definitely hard! Definitely worth it!! We hiked old baldy with our 4 kids (13,11,9,7) they thought the hike was super tough, but they pulled through and really loved the hike in the end! We hiked in the morning and the trail wasn’t busy and the weather was much cooler (we hiked in August)

Breathtakingly gorgeous. I took my 10 , 12, and 17 yr old and they loved it!

2 months ago

Awesome trail! We bought our one year old on a backpack carrier and it is totally doable, a little tiring but as soon as you start getting the river you forget about your fatigue.

Awesome trail with a cool little cave to explore

Good trail. Wear good shoes and be ready to climb some. I saw a lot of kids doing this trail but some of the elderly struggled a little. The payoff at the end is worth it.

4 months ago

Great trail, not to difficult and not to long. The best views are at the top on the backside. bring yourself a lunch to eat at the top.

5 months ago

Really fun trail! We made it up with two kids and a 10 month old baby. :)

Beautiful Park. I wish we could have spent more time there, we only spent half a day. The hike to the summit of Old Baldy was amazing and the view was breathtaking. The park has a gift shop, food truck and little grocery store. From what we were told the park gets very busy in the summer. Cant wait to spend more time in the park

Awesome trail with beautiful views. Maps need to be updated and signage is poor. They use yellow footprints to mark the trails.

Beautiful views. Nice trail length lots of climbing! Super fun

7 months ago

Last week was my second time hiking up to the summit. In my opinion the trail is a bit more than moderate but for the short distance I guess moderate is ok. A few sections are dangerous because you will have to climb up rocks more than hike a trail. The cool thing about this hike is immediate view payoffs, if you stop to rest you have a view, awesome views at that. The summit is a nice place to sit and relax. Its large enough so you can wonder around for a 360 view of the area. Its really a nice hike during off season. I hiked it last year at the beginning of tourist season and it was heavily trafficked, especially by children (under 15). I find that many parents don’t pay mind to their children as they toss rocks over the edge (cliff face). I’ve mentioned to some parents that their children are tossing rocks into areas that have other hikers and those rock may hit someone on the head.

9 months ago

May be the most beautiful hiking trail in Texas. The trails are challenging but pretty short in terms of time. Take your time and enjoy the views!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Such a fun and beautiful park!

Monday, August 07, 2017

Fun hike, some climbing love it can be slick.

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Pretty good trails for hiking. Some start very steep and others are slow and gradual. There is a nice mix of steep and easy trails to break up the hike.
I'd recommend wearing shoes with good grip since a lot of the rocks are very slick and you can take a nasty tumble.
- Bring a flashlight to explore Crystal Cave
- Some trails aren't very well marked once you reach the top

Sunday, April 23, 2017

A great trail. Aeesome view from the top and finish off by jumping in the Frio.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Decent trails, felt invigorated after I finished them. Park is nice , gives a nice wilderness feel, although it's very very busy and commercialized.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Very nice place to hike. Too busy for me during warmer weather so I'll plan another visit in the late fall.
There is something for everyone here, if you like the outdoors that is. Even after a heavy rain the water from the Frio River started to clear up in just a few hours. I stayed for two full days and still needed more time to see everything.
This park really is beautiful.
-camping (tent areas have water and power in many locations).
-small cabins
-larger nice cabins
-river fun
-mountain biking
-a local grill with food and drinks (seasonal)
-grocery store in the campgrounds
-gift shop
It gets four stars because I like nature to be more secluded, this place is more like a vacation park than a nature conservation area.

Friday, March 24, 2017


Saturday, February 18, 2017

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Garner is a beautiful place, with some fun places to explore and nice views, but it stays crowded.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

I have been hiking these trails since I was a kid. Love the views!!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

This was our first family hike... we actually did this 3 years ago. The kids were all teenagers. We climbed Baldy and Painted Rock. fantastic views.

Friday, July 01, 2016

Awesome hike old baldy.. Gonna go back n finish the rest of the trails

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Awesome... Hike old baldy

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Loved it. Perfect weather for 11 miler. All trails was a little off on some turns; however, very well marked, clean, maintain family oriented.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Great trail beautiful scenery.

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