Chalk Ridge Falls Park Trail

MODERATE 154 reviews
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Chalk Ridge Falls Park Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Belton, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
170 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bridge out

bugs

muddy

old growth

rocky

scramble

washed out

closed

no dogs

Chalk Ridge Falls is a great park with a huge area for trails and recreation.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail. Going off the wooden path leads you to some pretty sights if you follow the river.

hiking
1 month ago

Ok trail. If you want to go off trail name sure to wear pants. It can get a bit thorny.

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail....gone really bad. Take your trash with you! There is a dumpster at the parking lot. If you can carry it in....you can carry it out. And...it will be much lighter and more compact.

hiking
3 months ago

Absolutely love this trail! It's so beautiful ❤️.

3 months ago

Good location for a day hike. There are many different trails ti explore.

4 months ago

Easy short hike. We reached the falls at .40 of a mile, took. Some neat shots and explored for another 2 miles. Shaded and well marked.

4 months ago

Love exploring this trail every time I go I experience something new!

4 months ago

It's an easy hike with a pretty view in some areas. However the smell coming from the area of unmoving water was pretty bad.

hiking
4 months ago

Really beautiful scenery, but gets pretty crowded pretty fast.

walking
4 months ago

My expectations for the quality of Temple/Belton parks and trails is pretty low, so this trail exceeded them. It offers some nice scenic views by the dam, a decently marked trail (the informational signs are all too faded to read), lots of options for accessing the water, and falls that are actually flowing (a rarity in the Texas summer). However, there are definitely some sketchy characters that hang around the area, so I wouldn't go alone. Watch your back and bring protection. Also, the falls themselves get crowded and people aren't the most polite about sharing the space. Expect dogs to be off-leash and dog poop all over the trail (no poop bags or trash receptacles and people just aren't responsible dog owners).

5 months ago

love it. very relaxing and pretty views

5 months ago

I did like the hike do not let my stars fool you. however I expected more, the water by the fall is very shallow. However, this is great for kids approximately 2-7 years of age but much older after 10 or 15 Minutes they get bored. the water is very clear though which is a plus! there is very little room to relax by the falls all the adults kind of huddled together (although my husband and I didn't we enjoyed the shallow water and dipping out heads in the fall). In my opinion the hike was easy but only worth doing it once it was too small. but there was a cool suspension bridge we walked across but if you have bad balance we cautious. Also I saw alot of dirty diapers which was so disrespectful and made me angry. Also alot of sketchy people, not to be judgemental, that were around the falls they almost seemed homeless but I was unsure why they chose to hang around the fall. so don't go alone go with a friend and bring protection.

hiking
5 months ago

My second visit, nice park and trail, well marked in places, no marks other places, but cannot get lost, trails either end and you turn back, or you turn and rejoin main trail. Not as many discarded plastic bottles compared to my first visit in March. but still too many. This is why it gets 3 stars

hiking
5 months ago

Still one of my favorite hikes around the area. But seriously people...take your trash and towels/clothes with you. Please don't ruin the enjoyment for others.

6 months ago

Nice place. The trails are confusing,but we had a wonderful time. Walked everywhere there was a trail. It was very beautiful. A lot of people out there.

walking
6 months ago

The suspension bridge and waterfall are cool. The water is the most clear/beautiful color! Saw a couple gopher snakes, but still freaked me out as we were getting deeper because the trails are confusing. Honestly, felt I would get lost if I kept going and scared to run into something worse. It's interesting though, you can find areas that are completely green and then you walk over and it's like you're in the desert.

PS- I hate to say this and I've never had to say this for any other trail- but it felt like there were some creepy people lurking as well. I didn't go alone and I wouldn't go alone.

7 months ago

8 months ago

This hike is poorly maintained! While the scenery was beautiful there was garbage everywhere, spider webs so thick it's hard to enjoy the view. It definitely was a moderate hike but the things above made it hard to enjoy.

8 months ago

it was beautiful! We went with four kids, the youngest was 19mths, and had a blast. The Little one had to be carried.

8 months ago

Here daily for a workout. Love it. Watch out for wildlife though. Snaked and bobcats are out!

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