Rock Garden Trail

MODERATE 24 reviews

Rock Garden Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Canyon, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers 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.

DISTANCE
1.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
360 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Rock Garden Trail climbs from a field of boulders at the bottom of the canyon to the Rylander Fortress Cliff Trail along the canyons rim.

1 month ago

This is one of my most favorite trails at the Canyon. It might be a little bit difficult for a novice hiker, as there are a few treacherous spots, but there are lots of places to take breaks and take in the views. I recommend going left at the end of Rock Garden Trail and hiking along the rim, the views are fantastic and you might even see some aoudad sheep!

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2 months ago

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2 months ago

I'm a beginner hiker. This trail about killed me. But it really was amazing. Great views! There is some shade, but the heat of the day will definitely get you if you're not careful. We took our time and hiked for a couple of hours, and it was great. Very few people. Lots of lizards. Amazing views.

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3 months ago

Loved this trail. I would recommend skipping going to the top of the rim and doing the trail up there. There are better views throughout this trail than you get from the top.

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7 months ago

Fun hike with great views especially at the top. Not too hard for the average hiker.

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10 months ago

A nice hike. Did it in November and didn't see another person til about lunch time

10 months ago

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11 months ago

Did this on our second day of hiking. It was a little harder than the lighthouse trail due to the inclines during the hike. The trail ends at the top of the rim but take a left and you will be on a trail that runs along the rim and has some great views. The trail is unique as it is the one of two that go from the floor to the rim.

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016

Did this trail on 9/4/16 on a cloudy day. A little bit of an incline almost all the way up and a few sections are quite steep. Watch out for those snakes, though! Saw a grand daddy rattler about 5' long at the top of this trail.........My favorite trail in the park!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Fun and a little challenging due to the incline. There are a couple of good places to sit and look out over the canyon. I hiked it with my 14 year old daughter and golden retriever. Great views along the way.

Saturday, July 09, 2016

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Monday, June 27, 2016

Great views and it's a doable add on to the Rock Garden Trail which is the only way to access it. There are no trail signs along the rim and many meandering small Spurs. It's hard to know which is the actual trail, but I would definitely do it again.

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Monday, June 27, 2016

I love this trail! It's a little challenging but doable for most people. It offers amazing views from the rim, where it connects to the Rylander Fortress Cliff Trail.