River Trail

EASY 52 reviews

River Trail is a 8.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near San Saba, Texas that features a waterfall 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.

8.3 miles
748 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running







wild flowers



Birders can enjoy viewing some of 155 species of birds found in the park, including specialties such as golden-cheeked warblers, black-capped vireos, and bald eagles. Gorman Falls is an impressive, 60-foot-high waterfall located on the western bank of the Colorado River.

10 days ago

14 days ago

lovely walk along the river. they need to clear the trail of plants in one area but otherwise easy.

8 months ago

Very fun trails. Started off at the main lot and walked along the river all the way to Gorman Falls. Gorman Falls are some of the coolest things I've ever seen. Walking back, we took the hill top trails, very nice scenery also. Spent about 6-8 hours at the park.

9 months ago

All trails are well marked. Dog friendly park with so many great views and swimming. We enjoyed swimming in the springs and could have spent the whole day just doing that! This park also allows for multi day backpacking trips easily a 2 day trip minimum!

9 months ago

Very nice...Lively Loop

trail running
10 months ago

Great area in Texas! Hikes several of the offshoot trails as well as Gorman Falls. Moderate trails throughout. Start early and beat the Texas heat. Great trail for Spring and Fall. Summer is not the best time to go!

10 months ago

After a day hike to Gorman Falls and out into the primitive area for overnight camping, we enjoyed the trail along the river to find our next primitive camping spot. This was so much easier and the view quite different. A hike in the other direction along the river leads to a spring pool. Very refreshing on a hot day!

10 months ago

Hiked out to the falls and out into the primitive backpacking area to camp overnight Springbreak 2014. Was a rough hike for us but the view and the solitude was very much worth it! Other trails to enjoy here as well.

10 months ago

10 months ago

Gormans Fall trail was a bit rocky, was trying to not trip. Best bring your water on the really hot days!!!!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sunday, April 03, 2016

we walked the Spicewood Springs Trail and the Spicewood Canyon Trail which, I believe is betterthan the Gorman Falls Trail.

Sunday, March 20, 2016

It was well worth it. The back falls trail (clear springs?) is much better than the overcrowded Gorman Falls Trail.

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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Monday, January 18, 2016

We did 2 day hiking trip. First day we did 15.5 miles and camped in backpacking windmill area. Then next day we did a 5.5 miles and hiked to Gorman falls. The falls are a thousand times better in person.