River Trail

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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.

DISTANCE
8.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
469 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

beach

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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.

hiking
23 days ago

Easy trail. Not bad for an afternoon hike

hiking
26 days ago

It's a fairly long trail along the river. We took it from our campsite to the falls and back. Not much elevation until you get to the falls. Saw some armadillos too. Bring good shoes for moist environments, otherwise risk blisters!

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Lemons Ridge/River/Dogleg Canyon/Cedar Chopper Trails

Not a bad loop. Pretty uneventful and not too interesting. It would have been a lot more fun on a bike. Dogleg Canyon did have some decent views. (And also a lot of trash on trail. I filled my backpack with it!)

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

My wife and I hiked 9.4 miles on the 4th. Some great scenery , saw about 10.deer and min traffic.
Take lots of water

5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

backpacking
7 months ago

7 months ago

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

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

hiking
Monday, August 01, 2016

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.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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!

hiking
Sunday, July 10, 2016

Very nice...Lively Loop

trail running
Friday, June 24, 2016

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!

backpacking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

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!

backpacking
Saturday, June 11, 2016

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.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Monday, May 30, 2016

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

hiking
Monday, April 25, 2016