Rattlesnake Run is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Lockhart, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and running. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length3.1 miElevation gain239 ftRoute typeLoop
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This route is a combination of all the trails in Lockhart State Park. You will pass some of the biggest trees in the park at clear fork trail and see some of the historical CCC constructed check dams. You can also see Macartney rose, bluestem prairie grass, eastern red cedar, and green ash trees in the wild rose loop. You will see many plant interpretation exhibits and picture-book exhibits during passing through the Creekview trail and fence line trail. Comanche loop is the vantage point used by Comanche tribes in the past. The last part: Rattlesnake Run is a bit challenging trail with a steep slope.

Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

Directions from Lockhart , TX: Travel 1 mile south on US Highway 183 to FM 20, then southwest on FM 20 for 2 miles to Park Road 10, then one mile south on Park Road 10.

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Kim Steglich
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Great mix of flats and elevation. Peaceful.

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Piyush Gupta
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Beautiful

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Erin Griffith
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Beautiful

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Steven Benson
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I give the trails five stars for having well placed signs, great information signs along trails. Trails are easy to moderate, expect after a rain, then you can expect them to be very muddy. The view from Comanche Loop was disappointing with trees blocking the view. Rattlesnake Run from the park road south is easier, with you going down biggest inclines. Same is true for Chisholm Trail, it is an easier walk starting from park road. The Caddy Trail was covered with brush and impassible. An alternative, unnamed trail starts at CCC Trailhead. Take the left fork it follows the road and forks again, stay right and it takes you to the Recreation Hall.

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Hunter Dees
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The trail crosses water twice but there isn’t a bridge for the second one.

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Andria Perales
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Andria Perales
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Patrick Walz
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Pretty muddy hike.

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Ryan Hilz
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Elva Zdeb
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Fun, nicely established parks. lots of mini loops. Runs in and around a spring and a golf course. Lots for families to do, including tail of the trail and line dancing class. Hold onto your macarena for the short inclines. l Love the twist and turns! Easy trail #wineyhikers suggest a rose to go with your Gruffalo Crumble. Say hi to the mouse!

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Anthony Bettanin
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David Locke
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A beautiful hike and a fun geocache location

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Mark Schneider
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Some of the creek crossings are questionable from a safety perspective. Otherwise the trails were clearly marked.

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Dawn Brown
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Jeremy Evans
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Bethany Sautter
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I would consider this more moderate than easy. There are parts that are pretty hard (crossing the creek & some steep hills). Definitely coming back.

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Steve James
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Wonderful little state park just outside of the BBQ capital of Texas. a few roots, nothing bad and some decent short bits of elevation. A pleasant diversion on an early February day.

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Daymon Wooten
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The park has more of a family friendly vibe, there’s a large picnic area and swimming spot, a large golf course right next to the camping area and easy walks to nice fishing spots. Also some historic pieces of CCC history. The trails are easy, I went clockwise so I could hit all the elevation back up Rattlesnake Run trail. As an experienced hiker this was more Of an exercise walk than a hike. The trails are easy enough for small children and pets. Overall, it’s a beautiful area. Lots of plants and large trees. The river walk is a very beautiful walk, the water is a nice emerald color. I’d say it’s a great place for bird watching. I also saw a couple deer on the Rattlesnake Run Trail. It’s definitely a nice, let go and wind down spot.

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Jill Bailey
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Crystal Dawn Turner
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lots of fun for little ones, very small park though.

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Darren Latvala
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Took advantage of this beautiful, warm winter day in January! Temperatures reached the 70’s and the sun was shinning bright! Right after a few overcast/wet days I couldn’t ask for better conditions!

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Patrick Montgomery
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Mikayla Konvicka
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Family friendly and overall all pretty easy trails. We didn’t have much trouble navigating while using the map. Starting Clear Fork Trail on the south end of the trails requires you to cross the creak over some rocks and logs, we didn’t do it due to having my dog with us but be prepared if you’re not comfortable using that crossing.

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Robert Criado
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a nice mix of mostly easy but naturist trails with a few more challenging.

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AllTrails User
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Good route. Doing all trails (which some aren't listed on AllTrails) is 4.5 miles. Some poorly marked though leading to confusion.

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Takanori Kajihara
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The scenery is good, and the plant exhibits are excellent; however, the official map is not correct. Also, there are many branches on the trail, confusing because directional signposting is sometimes not clear. You can check some trail branches on my GPS records and photo. Creekview trail, Persimmon trail, Fence Line Trail, and Hilltop trail have many plant interpretation exhibits. Creekview trail also offers picture book exhibits, which may entertain kids! Here are some TIPS: CLEAR FORK TRAIL: The south trailhead starts from crossing the creek without a bridge. You need to walk on the natural rocks of CCC CHECK DAM #3(See photo). If you come from the north trailhead, you may be afraid to pass through rocks and may need to go back north. Also, since there is no signpost at this creek crossing point, you may mislead by the unofficial trails further south, which lead to a dead-end around 0.15 mi. (According to AllTrails recordings, many people are trap on it.) CREEKVIEW TRAIL: There is a branch trail passing through the creekside, going a bit east. Since this branch also has some plant interpretation, it is a semi-official trail. CHISHOLM TRAIL: There is a fork. South route is written on the map. The north route is like a detour and may add around 0.03 miles. CADDY TRAIL: Both the official map and all trails map are wrong. This trail is more meander. Also, there is a branch trail without information near the south trailhead. The way going east is connected to the east side of the CCC trailhead. CCC Trail: Another confusing trail when you start from the east trailhead. You may encounter three routes: normal trail going south, steep slope with piping going west, and off-trail with continuous pink flags going north. The official trail is the second: going west—the first one connected to the south trailhead of the caddy trail. The third one is another primitive? Route of CCC trail, which may be made for fun.

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Takanori Kajihara
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The scenery is good, and the plant exhibits are excellent; however, the official map is not correct. Also, there are many branches on the trail, confusing because directional signposting is sometimes not clear. You can check some trail branches on my GPS records and photo. Creekview trail, Persimmon trail, Fence Line Trail, and Hilltop trail have many plant interpretation exhibits. Creekview trail also offers picture book exhibits, which may entertain kids! Here are some TIPS: CLEAR FORK TRAIL: The south trailhead starts from crossing the creek without a bridge. You need to walk on the natural rocks of CCC CHECK DAM #3(See photo). If you come from the north trailhead, you may be afraid to pass through rocks and may need to go back north. Also, since there is no signpost at this creek crossing point, you may mislead by the unofficial trails further south, which lead to a dead-end around 0.15 mi. (According to AllTrails recordings, many people are trap on it.) CREEKVIEW TRAIL: There is a branch trail passing through the creekside, going a bit east. Since this branch also has some plant interpretation, it is a semi-official trail. CHISHOLM TRAIL: There is a fork. South route is written on the map. The north route is like a detour and may add around 0.03 miles. CADDY TRAIL: Both the official map and all trails map are wrong. This trail is more meander. Also, there is a branch trail without information near the south trailhead. The way going east is connected to the east side of the CCC trailhead. CCC Trail: Another confusing trail when you start from the east trailhead. You may encounter three routes: normal trail going south, steep slope with piping going west, and off-trail with continuous pink flags going north. The official trail is the second: going west—the first one connected to the south trailhead of the caddy trail. The third one is another primitive? Route of CCC trail, which may be made for fun.

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Natalie Meyersick
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Surprisingly hard to navigate despite short over all trail system. Too many people too

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Matthew Magbee
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HikingGreat!

Was a little confusing to start. The trail was clean and easy hike. The trails listed here were not the trails that followed the water. Just seems like it wa missing segments. I’ll go back and record them all

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