Purgatory Creek Natural Area

MODERATE 147 reviews

Purgatory Creek Natural Area is a 9.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near San Marcos, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from July until July. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
9.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
620 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

The 463-acre Purgatory Creek Natural Area is within the Edwards Aquifer recharge zone, is home to Purgatory Creek, and includes upland meadows, canyon bluffs of 40 feet or more, dense juniper thickets, champion oaks, and a flood control dam.

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needs a little more upkeep. areas are very rough, pointy sharp rocks sticking out of ground where path is. very beautiful.

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Half of the trails are closed this time of year. But this wasn't posted until we got there. The trails that are open are nothing but rocks. Watch your feet.

mountain biking
2 months ago

The trail is pretty good overall (I loved it) it's a great trail it's on the NW side of the trail when it gets very challenging.

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