Rock Shelter Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Rock Shelter Trail is a 0.7 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
65 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

walking

cave

wild flowers

Quick loop through a historic natural rock formation that has been used as shelter by Native Americans. Fun little wooden bridges on the path cross over the creeks below. Educational and great for children.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

Since the flood in 2013 the bridge is closed and part of the trail. It is still a good short hike to see the ledge.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Friday, April 15, 2016

hiking
Sunday, January 17, 2016

It was a super easy and quick hike with the kids. What was most special is the breathtaking views. Every turn we took there was something else to see. Loved the cave, loved the white rock, and especially loved the waterfalls!

walking
Monday, May 27, 2013

hiking
Monday, December 24, 2012

Excellent easy trail with historical stops. I remember as a kid when the water was flowing and you could hike and swim.

hiking
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Quick easy loop thats great for children and scouts! Little wooden bridges crosses over creeks and leads to a rock formation that have been used in centuries past as shelter by the Native Americans. Educational and informative. Bring the map with you so you don't accidentally return on the Picnic trail- the trails cross and run parallel.