Photos of Crystal Cave via Foshee and Old Horse Trail

Distance: 2.8 miles Elevation Gain: 534 feet Route Type: Loop

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4 months ago

I took my family on the hike before taking a dip in the Frio River. The trail rating is indicated to be easy but that is heavily dependent on conditions and time of year. While this would not be too difficult in late fall or early spring, this is a different and more difficult hike in the mid-to-high 90’s or 100’s with relatively high humidity due to the distance of the hike and the amount of time being exposed to those conditions in scramble or no shade areas. Be sure to bring plenty of water in those conditions as foot traffic is very light In the back country areas. We could have gotten into some trouble if I hadn’t made sure to carry in a large amount of ice water in my pack.