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Overlook Park is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Canyon Lake, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is best used from April until September.

Length 0.6 mi Elevation gain 65 ft Route type Loop
Kid friendly Hiking Nature trips Walking Bird watching Paved River Views
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Amanda Medellin
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Beautiful mini hike. The dam is nice. walking on the dam was scary with a 2 year old just because there are no barriers anywhere and it is steep up. Walking the trail down to the water is easy. My 5 year old managed with a backpack on and carrying her floaties. Would love to go again.

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Family Paul
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This is a nice little park. The trail is easy to follow. The hike down to the water is a bit of a scramble and the waterside garbage cans were overflowing.

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Andrew Stanick
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Absolutely beautiful park with scenery to enjoy

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Ecaterina Demian
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Nothing to write home about. The Dam itself is ok, but this "trail" stinks like pee and throw up and was not worth a visit.

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Iver Maldonado
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Great spot to visit with family. My toddlers did well although there were some very rocky areas, but overall it was a beautiful scene.

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Jake Millsaps
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the trail down is a little washed out. has some spots that are hard to pass if your carrying a child. are 2 year old made most of the hike by herself. but once down to the lake it's a great place to swim and relax not to crowded. there is a little trash in places people tend not to clean up after themselves. but overall a great swim spot and a nice view of canyon lake.

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Jaren Davis
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Great swim spot!

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Andrew Collins
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Lesly Fernandez
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great view of Canyon Lake. some of the rocky areas were a little hard to navigate but nothing major. the dogs did great. will definitely go again.

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Mark Hansbauer
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There is the walk across Canyon Dam, which (according to the signs on the Dam) is .8 miles each way. You feel as if you are on top of the world with the lake on one side and the valley on the other. The road atop the Dam is straight and paved with plenty of room for bicyclers, joggers, speed-walkers, and wanderers. But there is more than this. Park in the back parking lot and you can access the meadows, the newly mulched trail that leads to the Dam, and the trail that works its way through the forest hills above the shoreline. There are many ways down through the forest to the shoreline. Keep to the shoreline as you go away from the Dam and you will find yourself in an 'undiscovered country' of boulders, cliffs, and in Spring through Fall, Poison Ivy nestled in just where it is most inconvenient for you. Most who get this far are there to swim or fish; thus, if you are there to boulder or climb, you will be in rare company. Personally, I keep to the easier cliffs, but several---especially a formation I have dubbed 'The Great Mo'---would be worth the while of more seasoned climbers. As for the bouldering, this land of stone offers you many paths depending on how hard you want to be on yourself. You can even execute tricky maneuvers where a slip would land you in the lake if you really want to jazz things up. The views of the lake from here are iconic. And if you happen to come on a windy day, as you face the heavy waves that smash against the boulders, the power of the lake becomes yours. Who could say 'no' to this?

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Carolina Gaytan
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Justin Berry
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Manoj Becket
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Michelle Arcaro
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Tyler Thompson
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Mark Adams
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Elisabeth Furstenfeld
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Genevieve Gallegos
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Jean-Paul Femenias
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Danee A.
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Mobilboheme Team
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Charlotte Anglin
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Amy Kuberski
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Matt Kuberski
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Andrea Romero
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Jenny Rasmussen
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Derek S. Moore
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Bradley Parks
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Daniel Matherne
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