Armadillo, Tenessee Valley, South River Loop

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Miller Spring Park

Armadillo, Tenessee Valley, South River Loop is a 2.7 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.

Length2.7 miElevation gain167 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingMountain bikingNature tripsWalkingBird watchingRunningForestLakeRiverViewsWaterfallwild-flowersWildlifeBlowdownBridge outRockyNo dogs
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Please note: using the offline downloaded map is recommended to get oriented as several users have reported that this trail is not well marked and overgrown. 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 may be wheelchair and stroller friendly but farther trails have considerable altitude change and a few require scrambling.

There are parking lots and entrances on the Temple side (Miller Springs Nature Center), and the Belton side (Miller Springs Park).

Detailed info is on the park website, www.MillerSpringsNatureCenter.org

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Angel Gonzales
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in my opinion it is the best trail in the area. there's some spots you can climb, there's some spots where you can see water, cliffs and there is even a fairy tale bridge at the end, over the river... and little past that, on left hand side there is a path that it leads up to the cliffs where people tend to relax and take it all in.

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Kelsey Milberger
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Kyle Riccio
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Shane Hodyniak
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Nice walk good for trail running for short distance. Running creek added some value for the kids

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John Godfrey
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John Godfrey
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Aaron Orr
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Sean Crabbe
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I'm just going to call this one Miller Springs trails. Since there are about 7 different trails all within this park. As suggested in previous comments below take a picture of the map at the front of the park. Each trail is clearly marked (color coded) and there are several maps on information boards throughout the park. Each map indicating that ever faithful "You are here". I was able to knock out the four trails on the West in two hours. Will definitely be going back to knock out the three larger ones on the East next time. Stay safe, Ya'll.

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Jessica Estrada
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Roger Chesser
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Nice early morning walk

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Jasmine Mosley
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Zoey Johnson
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Take a picture of the map at the trail head. This all trails hike doesnt necessarily follow the color coded trails. Trails poorly marked. Tons of offshoots & very easy to get turned around. All Trails indicates the red trail & pink trail meet up but we tried it from both ways & could not find the link. Have your gps handy at every intersection bc it’s very easy to get turned around.

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JTM Bartels
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Ok trail, if adhering to the integrity of the trail your is preferred use GPS. There are off chutes everywhere and maintaining a focus on the prescribed route was essential. There are some overgrown spots with poison ivy, recommend wearing pants.

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Kristen H
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Letha Smith
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Great trail! Many different directions to take and length of trails- from 2 miles to 7 miles - needs more wooden markers - but it is marked you just have to pay close attention. Was nice to see the water and the waterfalls- easy entry easy exit. Nicely shaded for an early morning walk or late afternoon- I highly recommend this trail! Bring water!!

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Phillip Ferrer
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Phillip Ferrer
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Used this trail half a dozen times already and can already just set my app, put on a playlist, and just hike the almost the entirety in about 5 hours without a map. Although the trails are scarcely marked with coloured ribbons, it is still easy to recognize where you are and general directions to different parts of the trail. Please be mindful of the environment when hiking, I've collected a couple bags of trash on my latest trips from both creeks and within the woods. I'd definitely recommend venturing the trail during the early mornings or mid evenings, as the heat can get pretty bad and there are patches of the trail that are uncovered by vegetation or in full view of the sun.

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Danielle Riley
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3rd time here and we loved it.

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Jordan Adams
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this trail would be a lot better if the trails were easier to identify. it's way too easy to get off trail on accident

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jason wolden
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It was a casual walk with some places a tad more interesting than others. I would have rated it 3.5 if I could. It’s great to get out into nature, but some parts of the hike you can see or hear the road. There were several spots to skip rocks, so that was fun for my son.

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Mark F
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HikingOff trailRocky
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Emily Ott
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Just frustrated with the fact that this was marked as a new trail, but I've been here several times and the app didn't recognize that.

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Zach Stanbery
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This place is kind of weird. Parts of it seems extremely well maintained, but the trail markers are off a little it seems so you kind of guess where you are and it works out. My first time I was just kind of wondering around exploring and I ended up hiking a couple miles longer than I intended probably my fault haha but they could use some more trail markings overall. Still very nice so I gave it 4 stars.

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Hiked this and a bit more. No armadillos except for the ones pulling the covered wagon. There are a ton of social trails here, so it's a little tricky to stay on the designated trails.

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