We went early Thursday morning with 8 & 5 year in tow. The start of the trail isn’t clear and can be a bit confusing. It is a rocky start, but once your in the trail it is pretty flat. The creek was dry but we really enjoyed our hike. No trail makers at all someone did tie string to mark the start, we didn’t pass a single sole the whole time.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

The trailhead was not clearly marked, so we ended up starting in the wrong spot. There were a lot of over grown trees and brush every where. Once we got on the actual trail by using the app, it dead ended quickly and we could not figure out what direction to go. It definitely didn’t feel safe.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail, no signage. Trail is moderate, not easy. The creek and waterfall mentioned must be after a lot of rain, which we had a few weeks ago. I only found a dry creek bed, no waterfall.

hiking
3 months ago

trail running
5 months ago

Trail starts out at a nice park. Good playscapes, open baseball field, nice restrooms, small pavilion, easy parking. Starting the trail at the south, from Old Lampasas Trl- no amenities or parking and the entrance is a bit obscured.

The trail itself: A biggie- no signage, period. For trail runners past the beginning stages, this is no problem (hikers, backpackers, etc as well) as this area isn't very big. Trails sometimes is hard too follow, but not too hard. Of course all this means a more "wilderness/exploring" feel. The trailhead at the park has no signs. Trail forks have rocks "showing" the trail, but generally you're on your own. Also, very few water crossings- maybe during/after a good rain, some spots would have water, but there're definitely no creek, stream, river, etc crossings.

But this place is rugged, and the terrain changes elevation pretty good. The total mileage of all the trails is relatively small, just under three miles, but you get a lot in that three miles. Rocky, rooty trails; some trails with "sideway" footing required so you don't slide down the hill, a really nice view down by Old Lampasas trail, and the incline at the trailhead is a great workout- gotta twist a few times and some large step-ups.

All in all I give it a four. If it had some signage and some better water crossings (of course mother nature only does what she will), this would definitely be a five.

hiking
Sunday, November 27, 2016

Pretty trail, somewhat rugged. To make a better workout, follow side trail that runs along side old lampasas road-it ends directly across from spice wood canyon trail head.

trail running
Friday, November 25, 2016

Trail is kind of hard to follow but it might be that the leaves covering it. ~100ft of elevation Nothing exciting to see at this time of year.

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

it's best to come when the water is flowing. :-(

hiking
Sunday, October 02, 2016

A fun, short hike, through a lush, wooded valley, with a creak, small waterfalls, and a gorgeous view.

hiking
Sunday, September 25, 2016

cross country skiing
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Great

hiking
Sunday, August 10, 2014