Cactus Rocks Trail

MODERATE 28 reviews

Cactus Rocks Trail is a 1 mile loop trail located near Leander, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and birding and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

trail running

views

wildlife

no dogs

Large rock formations, interpretive trail markers, variety of plant life. This trail is located in the Warbler Vista area of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. It is a short but enjoyable trail through habitat for the golden-cheeked warbler, an endangered species. Depending on the season, you may see some of these birds along the trail as they are nesting. The trail is narrow but well-defined, and can have some loose footing in spots. You can pick up an interpretive guide at the display in the parking area. The guide will tell you what the markers along the trail are identifying. Because this is a NWR, no pets, bikes, or off-trail exploring are allowed. Park hours are sunrise-sunset.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

This is not an out an back. the map clearly shows you can do the loop. But it is very short. We did all three trails and still only logged a few miles. Not sure if I'd really recommend Vista Knoll Trail.. but you should definitely take Ridgeline Trail (out and back) to the end to see the view from the kiosk there! (forgot the actual name of the kiosk) Ridgeline can be a little challenging but definitely worth it!

Sunday, September 04, 2016

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

These trails were a pleasant surprise! It was about 85% shaded trails with some slight elevation and interesting rock formations. The only wildlife I saw/heard were hundreds of cicadas. I did see several areas of fresh hog rooting(s), but heard nary any oink. This was well worth the drive from Georgetown.

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Monday, July 11, 2016

this is a great Trail for hiking for an hour. there's a total of 3 trails end of the trails this one is the most difficult, but it is fun to hike in the morning. There are a couple good photo opportunities along the way.

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Sunday, May 29, 2016

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Monday, April 25, 2016

It's an ok trail... Only a few views on the way to Ridge trail.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Wonderful trail. Had both 8 y.o. twin girls and our 3 y.o. son. They had a blast. Only saw three other people so kids were able to run ahead a bit. Did all the trails, about 3 miles, and kids still wanted to keep going. Will return.

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