Sunrise Trail

EASY 1 reviews

Sunrise Trail is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Del Rio, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
88 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

lake

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no shade

hiking
24 days ago

I always enjoy hiking or trail running at this particular Lake Amistad trail. There are 2 main access points to the trail - 1 at the Amistad National Recreation Area visitor center parking lot, look for the trailhead near the culvert facing Hwy 90 West. The other trailhead is accessible at the end of the old Spur 454 road that dead-ends into the brush.

Trails are well maintained, although some of the small side trails are closed at times due to overgrowth. This location is excellent for wildlife watching including birds and deer, and a variety of native plants and cactus are marked with informational signs.

One of the cool features is a lower elevation section that's part of the Del Rio Clay formation and has lots of old fossils embedded into rock. Higher parts of the trail offer great views of the lake and scenery.

At just under 3 miles, I would recommend this trail to anyone looking for an interesting and scenic hike through this lovely desert scrub area. As a side note, most of the trail is uncovered, so make sure to wear adequate sun protection.