Madrone Trail

MODERATE 101 reviews
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Madrone Trail is a 7.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Fischer, Texas that features a lake 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.

7.5 miles
485 feet

dogs on leash



mountain biking

nature trips

trail running




wild flowers



12 days ago

It was a decent trail. There was a lot of trash in some areas. The trail markers need work/updating but all in all it was a good trail. My dog and I enjoyed it.

1 month ago

Easy chill hike. Only downside is there isn't much in terms of change in scenery. Only saw one other person the entire time hiking.

1 month ago

Trails not well marked, but a nice walk

1 month ago

Trails are great, clean (US Army Corps of Engineers). Moderate walk (medium to large rocks, not for bouldering ). Part of the trail is closed to the public (about half of it)... good time guaranteed.

2 months ago

Tough trail but lots of beauty to see along the way. Definitely rocky, proper shoes is a must!

7 months ago

Good challenging trail for a short trail run. It is longer than 5.6 miles. I clocked about 7.2.

7 months ago

really enjoyed this trail. recommend doing it in reverse as the larger loop south segment is completely in the open (sun). then you can spend the rest of the time under the trees. some crazy rocky areas.

8 months ago

Juniper canopy makes this a good hike even with temperatures in the high eighties. Rocky but relatively flat trail. Lots of cardinals, a multitude of old cement picnic tables and wonderful lake views.

Nice moderate hike with good marked trails. We hiked over 2 hours and never saw another person on the trails despite a full parking lot. Were able to stop at the Marina for lunch and adult beverages. Nice outing.

11 months ago

Quiet trail with views of texas forest and the lake. I only saw a few other people on the trail. It did seem longer then the miles posted above but the trail is pretty easy.

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

This loop hike is actually 8.5 miles! There are mile markers along the trail and that's how I know it it WAAAY longer than 5.6 as stated above. It's really easy terrain just a longer hike. Lots of abandoned picnic tables, boat ramp and bathrooms shelters throughout the hike. Keep your dog on leash though as there are deer. A fun afternoon hike with beautiful views of the lake. We saw only 1 other person on the trail!

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Good views along the trail

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Moderately difficult terrain. Offers some excellent views of the lake, though often hidden by cedar trees. If you are sneaky you can walk up on one of the dozens of whitetail deer. One of the more fun trails I've hiked. There are many tables along the way to stop and rest or have a picnic. The trail is not well kept up or marked - if you think you've lost the trail, just look ahead a few yards and you'll find it. Would recommend to hikers looking for something to fill an afternoon. If you are out of shape or not experienced this one may be a little difficult.

trail running
Sunday, August 07, 2016

if you use the trail to the west of the parking lot and head north.. there will be the south bound trail marked with an orange tube on the ground. the trail does pass over rock sections and roads so it is sometimes hard to see where the trail resumes..just look forward about 5 - 10 yards and you should be able to figure it out. it is probably 60 - 40 packed dirt to rock if you want to know which shoes to use. shoes with rock plates would be recommended. not much elevation change but there are a couple of steeper sections. very runnable though.

Sunday, June 05, 2016

It was enjoyable once we figured out where the trail was.

Sunday, May 08, 2016

Great trail near canyon lake.

Friday, April 15, 2016

definitely not for beginners my wife and I had a blast great workout and skill Builder

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The area was littered with trash, the trail was poorly marked, and parks department dumped old concrete BBQs and other garbage along the trail. A couple of decent views, but nothing to go out of your way for.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Nice hike.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


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