Haynes Ridge Overlook Trail is a 5.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Quitaque, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. 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.
dogs on leash
Haynes ridge trail takes you from the valley floor to the top of the mesa offering scenic views of the area. Haynes Ridge trail head is .3 miles down the Canyon loop trail. It quickly climbs steeply to the top of the mesa. Trail is easy after you reach the top. The trail can be extended or made into a loop if you return on the Upper Canyon Trail.
Fun, but not effortless by any means. Steady incline met with an awesome view as the top. Going back down can be hazardous for anyone (age or fitness level.) The switchbacks towards the end get sketchy. I took the upper canyon trail past the parking lot, then hopped on to Haynes Ridge right after the Fern Cave (Awesome even in January) Love Caprock Canyon.
Very easy trail for most of the trail until you have to go down the trail from the overlook. My friend and I took the upper loop trail and ended at the overlook trail. Going down was the only challenging part. Not marked at all on the descent so we had to assume we were going the right way, which was scary but the view at the overlook was very beautiful!! I definitely want to go back and do it again.
Great hike! Channeling for a 65 year old.
Pretty tough climb, take lots of water
The trail does provide good views once you get to the top, but ordinary otherwise.