Gorman Falls Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews

Gorman Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Bend, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

rocky

From the intersection of U.S. Highways 281 and 183 in Lampasas, take FM 580 west 24 miles to Bend and follow the signs 4 miles to the park entrance. From San Saba, take U.S. Highway 190 about 4 miles to FM 580 and follow the signs 13 miles to Bend; follow the signs 4 miles to the park entrance.

hiking
3 days ago

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hiking
11 days ago

I took the longer route to the falls. Trail is quite rocky, I know dogs are allowed but I probably wouldn't take them on this trail. Kind of bummed I couldn't put my feet in the water at the waterfall but it was pretty. Will definitely visit again, maybe check out the creek next time.

hiking
17 days ago

It was muddy because of all the rain but all the walking and climbing was worth the wait to see the falls. STUNNING views. Some areas were moderately difficult to track but nothing too hard. I'm sure it would've been easier if it was slippery and muddy. After you get to the falls be sure to walk left of the sitting area and climb the small rock walk to get to see the cave! It was so awesome.

hiking
18 days ago

What we saw was super pretty lots of wild life. Didn't get a chance to finish though my dog looked like he was going to die :/

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

The waterfall alone is worth the visit.

1 month ago

1 month ago

loved all the hidden details and can't wait to go back to camp!

1 month ago

1 month ago

You have to do it all just to get to the waterfall! It's so worth it!

backpacking
2 months ago

I love this trail. Take the time to travel the Gorman Creek Trail too. I had no idea this existed in Texas!

2 months ago

easy walk over a rocky path until the end. steep decline but there are poles with chains to help you down and then back up. Falls are amazing.

2 months ago

2 months ago

Falls were cool. Down by the river and low and green and lush. Otherworldly. Trail was nothing special. Too rocky to run. The tie in trail goes to great over look of river and has better footing. I would like to come back and see more of park. Btw park hard to get to. In the middle of nowhere.

hiking
2 months ago

Love this trail! It's 1.5 miles to the fall and 1 mile roughly to the springs... defiantly check out the springs. The trail down to the Gorman fall was pretty steep and locks of rocks . Be sure to debug plenty of water and probably a few snacks to sit and snack while you enjoy listening and looking at the fall.

hiking
3 months ago