Turks Cap Trail is a 1.1 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Rockport, Texas that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length1.1 miElevation gain6 ftRoute typeLoop
Dogs on leashKid friendlyNature tripsWalkingBird watchingForestPartially pavedViewsBugsFee
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$5 entry fee

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Julie Y.
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Walking

Beautiful little park...even saw a few Whooping Cranes! The trail was quiet & very easy. Bird-watching area was nice too.

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Rick De La Pena
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WalkingBugsFee

The trail was very nice. Not much in the way of wildlife this day. Part of the trail follows the campground road and was not marked. There is an observation area for birds in the campground area. The area to watch the birds is relatively small and it was being utilized. I went by twice and the same people were still there. The area is set up to attract humming birds...hummingbird feeders and grain and nuts feeders for other birds. Some of the reviewers weren't happy with the 5 dollar per person fee. If you only walk the trail you are short changing yourself as the park has many other features to enjoy. The boardwalk area is very nice. And there is a sidewalk that leads out by the water. I'm all for the 5 dollar charge if it helps keep the park open.

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Takanori Kajihara
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Running

Walking around the forest nearby campsite. Some part of the trail is not clear and easy to lose the route.

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Steve James
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Hiking

Nice little walk through the scrub and trees of coastal Texas. it has a couple bird blinds as well for birding.

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Renny Tapia
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Hiking

Bring plenty of bug repellent. Very short trail. Not very interesting.

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Bryant Evans
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Hiking

Beautiful scenery but there was an army of blood thirsty mosquitos awaiting us on the trail. Maybe better during the winter season, but the Big Tree in another part of the park made the visit well worth it!

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Taylor Backlund
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Hiking
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Dennis Durkee
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Hiking

The trail is now nicely cleared from Hurricane Harvey damage. Easy walk with lots of birds, insects, plants and trees.

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JA Hejducek
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Hurricane Harvey did extensive damage to the trees. Not a pretty hike. Trail has been cleared of debris but piles of dead trees everywhere. Sad.

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T B
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Walking

Lantana Loop rather than a hiking trail is a campground loop with a little trail off of it. It costs $5 per person to get in to use the minuscule trail. The campground is called Goose Island State Park and is a fishermans dream, I believe. We were told of a free trail nearby called Big Tree. This turned out to be a very impressive oak tree with a paved path circling around it. Off to the side was a little dirt path which led to an old cement road going down to the water in about 2/10ths of a mile. There were lots of mosquitoes (March 2017)). Pretty view, nice sea breeze but hardly could call this a trail.

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Ashley Ruiz
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It was a really nice place. The hiking trails were really short though and not really worth the 5 dollar per person entry fee. However, If you going there to fish you might have a blast.

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Marie Parks
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Camping
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My friend and I spent an enjoyable weekend at this park birding, camping and hiking. Definitely bring the mosquito repellent for the more wooded areas, but the wind is strong enough at the beach to keep them away. The dog loved playing in the surf, and there was lots of wildlife to see. The hiking is minimal, and it's predictably hot in the summer, so this was not a primary activity for us.

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Casey Ingenthron
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Hiking
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Jerry Devine
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Hiking
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Colin Gebhart
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Hiking
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Ghislain Héneault
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Hiking
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Peter Druschke
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Hiking
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John Lock
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Hiking
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Jesse Cano
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Hiking
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Jackie Anderson
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Hiking
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Heather Vest
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Hiking
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Ryan Brunner
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Hiking
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Greg Calabrese
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Hiking
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Colleen Bogardus
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Mountain biking
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Stephanie Crain
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Walking
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Aaron Gallegos
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