Armadillo, Tenessee Valley, South River Loop

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Armadillo, Tenessee Valley, South River Loop is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Belton, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 2.5 miles Elevation Gain: 177 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

lake

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bridge out

rocky

no dogs

Miller Springs Nature Center is a compilation of 10 loop trails, located below Belton Lake Dam, between Temple and Belton. Bikes are allowed on the trails accessible from the south entrance (Miller Springs Park), also. The trails closest to the Temple side are handicap-accessible. Farther trails have considerable altitude change and a few require scrambling.

hiking
bridge out
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
bugs
rocky
2 months ago

hiking
bridge out
bugs
muddy
over grown
washed out
5 months ago

hiking
bridge out
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
bridge out
rocky
5 months ago

Love the trail, no trail markers but has colored ribbons to show which route to take. But can be a bit confusing. I thought well-maintained trails. Some trails Can get a bit narrow. Will come back again.

running
5 months ago

Lots of overgrown trails. The ones that are clear are great though.

hiking
over grown
rocky
scramble
6 months ago

We went up coxs hallow (turn off is right before the bridge)until we reached a waterfall.... very pretty, but a scramble, overgrown and not on the trail map .... the rest of the park was beautiful as ever....

running
blowdown
over grown
6 months ago

Great trails. Just overgrown and I came across a couple downed trees but nothing I couldn’t get around easily. We’ve have some rough storms lately so that’s likely the cause. I’ll be back.

hiking
over grown
8 months ago

It's a nice easy hike, but it needs a little maintenance and trail markers. It is easy enough to do with young children.

9 months ago

I love this Park. I'm always finding new things every time I go.

hiking
bridge out
9 months ago

There was no bridge to continue on the trail. ended up being an out and back. was disappointed.

hiking
10 months ago

Could use a little maintenance, but still very much hikeable. Trail markers are not there in many areas, but you wont get lost for long.

Mon Oct 08 2018

loved it. would be even better if the trails were marked better. take your gos

hiking
Fri Aug 03 2018

just as an FYI the trails are open again and the maintenance is a work in progress done only by volunteers... Recommendation

mountain biking
Sat Jul 15 2017

Trails eroded and overgrown. Needed an app to navigate. May be better in the Fall.

hiking
Sat Jul 01 2017

I hike here often. The trails are open. The individual trails are not marked so get a map or download one. You'll be in woods, creek beds, an open valley meadow, and the spillway adjacent to Belton Dam. The trails are all pretty easy with one or two short climbs that are a little steep...but not hard. If you go from April to October remember it gets hot in Central Texas so take plenty of water. Some of the views are very nice and when you are down in the bottom of the valley you'd swear you were hundreds of miles from anywhere when in fact you are very close to Belton, Temple and Killeen. Enjoy!

hiking
Fri Jun 30 2017

Great and fun trails to hike. BE ADVISED- these trails are very poorly marked. Make sure you have a phone or a gps with a detailed map on it before you go out.

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