Manzanita Spring Trail

EASY 9 reviews

Manzanita Spring Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Salt Flat, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

0.5 miles
13 feet
Out & Back

kid friendly



nature trips

trail running




wild flowers


no dogs

Guadalupe Mountains National Park 400 Pine Canyon Road Salt Flat, TX 79847-9400 By Phone Headquarters Visitor Center (915) 828-3251 Dog Canyon Ranger Station (575) 981-2418 By Fax 915-828-3269

3 months ago

Pretty uneventful. The trail was paved and there wasn't much to see. The spring is just a little pond basically. We were there in May and there was no wildflowers and we didn't really see any wildlife. I would say to use your time elsewhere in the National Park unless you are looking for something super short and quick.

8 months ago

Nice hike to the springs. Many wildflowers in the summer and nice views of the surrounding mountains.

Sunday, June 04, 2017

The trail is okay. Definitely easy for those with limited mobility. What made the outing awesome is the ranch buildings and the incredibly knowledgeable park ranger. I took my son this spring, right after he turned 16, and we made a day of it at the park. Touring the buildings and talking with the park ranger made our day. We learned so much and I'm just sorry that I cannot remember the ranger's name.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

very interesting building at the Frojolie Ranch

Monday, July 04, 2016

Very well-preserved ranch at the end of this trail.

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

This trail is part of the loop on the east side just past the ranch. Early settlers used the spring as a lifeline for survival and also recreation. Entering the pond is prohibited of course, since it's basically a historic site.

Monday, March 25, 2013

This trail in on the way to Smith Spring. I believe it was a rancher's pond before the park was there. Lots of birds

6 months ago

Saturday, March 11, 2017