Crystal Cave via Horseshoe Canyon and Bridges Trail Loop

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Garner State Park

Crystal Cave via Horseshoe Canyon and Bridges Trail Loop is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Concan, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.5 miElevation gain403 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyHikingNature tripsWalkingCaveForestWildlifeRocky
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Lisa Foeh
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Hiking

A little steep, I wouldn’t call it an easy trail.

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Mark W.
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Nature trips
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Jack Chaney
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Hiking

Not the easiest trail I’ve ever been but the scenery was awesome. We willl do it again tomorrow

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Eric Gillberg
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The park lists the trail as Challenging. The elevation gain is over less than a 1/3 of mile. My mother in-law was able to do it with little hiking experience. Also, my kids enjoyed seeing the bat in the back of the cave. However the cave has quite a bit of graffiti. Overall, it was an enjoyable mid day hike in March. Spent the afternoon fishing and skipping rocks at the river.

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Arnoldo Gomez
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Awesome hike in morning drizzle. Couldn’t see Old balde or rest of park through fog. Trails wee great. Get out and hike!

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Sara Fox
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Fun hike and really cool cave. We did this with a 5 year old, 8 year old, and three adults.

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Dakota McCallister
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The cave was so beautiful!! And the hike was phenomenal, the view of painted rock was so pretty :- )

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Jerry Devine
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Nice

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Debbie Murnan
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Nicholas Dyer
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HikingGreat!

Awesome challenging trail. Hiked it with kids ages 6-13 and all did fantastic. Great for the sure footed young and old. Kids fully loved the cave!

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Angie Birmingham
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Hiking

Steep and lots of rock but worth it the views were great.

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Lin Yin
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Hiking

Very rocky road

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samantha haynes
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Awesome trail, very fun! I’m a beginner and at first I wasn’t sure I would be able to to make it up the steep inclines with all the loose rocks, but I powered through and the rest of the tail was smooth sailing. Next time, I’ll wear hiking boots and bring more water. I don’t recommend bringing small children or dogs who aren’t agile.

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Luis De Santis
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Great trail, there is an easy part and a moderate part with loose rocks and moderate inclination, but it’s very short. I’d recommend wearing hiking shoes instead of running shows as most people do

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matthew Dean
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Patrick Swain
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Hiking

tree lined easy walk for all family members including the dog

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Letha Smith
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Amazing trail - and the Frio River is like no other. Hike to the cave is really rocky and lots of incline. There is shade all the way- there is also an alternative route going down - the mountain. The views are majestic- from where the cave is- The Frio River Trail is flat and not much shade - but it’s beautiful meadow scenery

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Donna Terpack
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Nice, challenging in some areas. Pretty wildflowers. Few people masked up when passing.

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Kristin Perrine
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Hiking

Pretty difficult with children but they did it! Def go back crystal cave trail and not around bridges next time.

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jose gomez
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Hiking

breath taking climb!

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Todd Alcanter
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Hiking

nice little hike with a cave in the middle of the trail.

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Brittany Kuhrt-McCorry
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Steep trail with beautiful views.Please do not graffiti the caves!! Respect nature and leave it natural and wild so generations to come can enjoy it as well.

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Shirley Clayton
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Great evening hike! Made our way to the Painted Overlook, too! Beautiful at sunset!

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Vien Phan
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Arnoldo Gomez
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Hiking

Crystal trail is a good warm up trail during winter, the climb warms up the body but can be challenging for individuals who don’t do thus regularly. Once at the top the trail flattens out and the cave is near. On the climb just remember it’s not whats at the end but the adventure... what happens and what you see during the excursion. After the cave you continue to painted rock where there are a collection of cairns. From here I continued up to the intersection of many trails and took the foshee trail over half of the spine of hills bordering the southern side of the park over to the Shady Oak, my favorite place and then down to the old entrance trail then took the wild horse creek trail to shady meadows camp ground. Great 4 miles.

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Phong Lê
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Pretty trail, especially near sunset. The cave itself is nothing special, and ironically enough, warmer than the outside air in the fall. It is also defaced with graffitis, which greatly diminishes its appeal. The real highlight was Painted Rock Overlook, especially at sunset. Simply fantastic, and a poor man/woman’s Half Dome.

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William Lawson
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Hiking

Very pretty. Add the Foshee Trail to your hike too. Ol Baldy’s ok but be ready to deal with hoards of people.

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