Caprock Canyon Rim Trail

EASY 20 reviews

Caprock Canyon Rim Trail is a 6.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Quitaque, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
488 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

This is a good short hike if you stick to the upper section of the trail (the first 1.5 miles). If you go down into the lower canyon, the climb is pretty tough to come back the Canyon Rim trail, but not much easier if you return via the Equestrian campground and the road back to the trail start. The best views are in those first 2 miles, after which you are in the bottoms. Near the entrance of the trail between it and the campground bathhouse is a community of prairie dogs that should not be missed.

hiking
1 month ago

Fantastic trek, well defined trails (for the most part). We did the upper trail loop... appx 6.3 miles. The climb was fantastic to to the highest point in the canyon. The climb down was steep, rugged and lots of lose rock. What got us was not the trek or trail but the heat. Do Not Do it in summer... the last mile back to the parking lot was the hardest because of heat. But the views and climb up and down were great.

1 month ago

Great views and easy hike.

3 months ago

Great experience! The prairie dogs and bison did not disappoint! Views were spectacular! Definitely glad we turned back and didn’t go into lower canyon as that looked difficult. Wear sunscreen and be willing to wait out the buffalo on the trail.

5 months ago

Fantastic, scenery was amazing! Good for any skill level.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail , but I find the northern trails more varied and exciting. However, you won't be disappointed.

9 months ago

Beautiful hiking here. Recommend going with a group. Watch out for the bison that roam the area. This trail is easy. The park also offers more difficult trails up into the canyon walls. Have fun!

hiking
11 months ago

Wear sunscreen - no shade! Wear lots of bug spray - horse flies are obnoxious. See bison, check out the canyon. I also added on the Mesa Trail, but can't seem to find it on here. Ran into some bison and it got a little scary being alone!

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Beautiful and easy trail close to Honey Flats Camp area.

hiking
Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nice trail

hiking
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Nice easy hike with pleasant views.

walking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

Great views!

hiking
Thursday, March 26, 2015

Nice trail. Beautiful views.

hiking
4 months ago

mountain biking
10 months ago

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Monday, May 01, 2017

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

hiking
Thursday, March 24, 2016

hiking
Thursday, March 28, 2013