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.
dogs on leash
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.
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.
Wish there was water Carrier there. Other than that perfect place to spend all day
Great park for a nice quick getaway and picnic. Had a run in with several deer and one snake. Man made structures and traffic noise are abundant at the start of the trail at the lower entrance but once you get up, over, and down into the bowl area it's not so bad. Didn't make it to the northern part of the park but will certainly be back to explore.