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Wolf Mountain Trail is a 7.2 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Johnson City, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, camping, and nature trips and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Length 7.2 mi Elevation gain 446 ft Route type Loop
Dogs on leash Camping Hiking Nature trips Running Forest River Views Waterfall Wildlife Rocky Fee
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Texas State Parks are open for day use. Due to COVID-19 parks require reservations. You must reserve and print day passes before you arrive, wear a face mask, practice social distancing in the park, and limit groups to 5 or less. More info can be found here: https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/ Entrance Fees 13 years and older : $6 Daily Child 12 Years and Under: Free Weekends and holidays are very busy and parking can be difficult. People with camping reservations will be able to enter when parking lots are full.

Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

Directions from Johnson City , TX: Traveling 9 miles east of on FM 2766 or by traveling west of Austin for 32 miles on US Highway 290, then north on FM 3232 for 6 miles.

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Wendy Harrison Lawrence
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HikingGreat!

It was a pretty easy hike. Most of the trail was wide rock/gravel road. On our way back we heard coyotes. There had been a lot of rain the day before but this trail was still quite navigable.

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Jackson Lightfoot
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Haley Fountain
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Hiking

It is mostly just a dirt road with not much shade. Easy hike.

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Molly Louise
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Hiking

Easy going. Gets kinda pretty and interesting around 1 hr in, but otherwise just typical gravel roads and scrubby Texas trees. Water crossings were very low or non existent. No one was wearing masks in the park in general.

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Justin Maresch
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Hiking

A mostly high maintained trail for campers hiking in and equine traffic. Pretty simple trail with a spring and secret lagoon.

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Adrienne Nightingale
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Hiking

Saw a fox cross on the path in front of us but aside from that, there wasn’t much to see. Creeks were all dried up and there were no overlooks. Very easy hike/walk. (3.7.20)

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Jesse Chisholm
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Hiking

Great hike!

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Carlos Del-Castillo-Negrete
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Hiking

Dog-friendly. Wide trail (mostly gravel roads). Rivers and swimming areas mostly dried out (Feb 1 - 2020).

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David Trejo
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Darnelle Little
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HikingNo shade
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Glen Nordt
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Hiking

Much of the trail is a dirt road, but once you get a little south of Jones Spring the trail turns into a scenic, wooded and more challenging path. When you first approach the Primitive Camping area, take the path into it. It will also eventually turn into a heavily wooded path that eventually comes back out on Wolf Mountain Trail shortly before Tobacco Creek. That detour is more scenic, with great views of the ravine below the Primitive Camping area bluffs

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Kristen McCarthy
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Hiking

Great trail for a long hike. Most of it was fairly wide with the area by Jones Springs being more ‘trail-like.’ Great views of the area. Went on a Saturday and only saw a handful of other hikers. Great for dogs too.

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Kim Rogers
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Fairly easy, wide trail. Not a lot of shade. Our November hike meant most of the creek and riverbed were dry. Nice way to spend a few hours.

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Doug Smith
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Hiking

Trail was nice, but it’s an improved trail. I guess if you are into walking down dirt roads with a little bit of scenery just off the path then it was great. We are more into actual trails though. The back portion down by jones spring was the best as you’re really walking through the woods.

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Tony aucoin
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Hiking

A fun beautiful hike though the beginning and end are a bit of a bore. The markers seem weirdly placed. I got turned around fairly easily, though that may not be the signs fault.

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Michael Melchior
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David Segura
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Hiking

Pretty decent trail with some cool views here and there of the hill country. Worth checking out, but I wouldn’t call it moderate

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Jennifer Montgomery
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Nice trail but not that many points of interest.

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Rocco Hipolito
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The trail was easy to follow since it’s basically an old Jeep trail. More like a long nature walk than a hike since it felt like a road rather than a trail

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Rebecca McDuff
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Hiking

This is a bit more than 9 miles, combining Wolf Mountain and Juniper Ridge. This was my first time on Juniper Ridge. I really enjoyed it --- mostly shaded with occasional views between the trees. I look forward to hiking it in the spring when there should be many small waterfalls over the rock. Today was blistering hot --- go early!

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Briana Houston
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Hiking

Bring plenty of water in the summer! Not a lot of shaded areas.

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Preeya Kongdet
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Jayne Wilson
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Hiking

Tough trail in the middle of summer heat. Bring plenty of water. The section off the parking doesn’t have too much shade. So the beginning is fine but the end it’s pretty sunny. It’s also longer than the map says in total. The reason I chose this trail was for Jones Spring. It was really low though so it wasn’t what I hoped for. Other than that it’s great exercise!

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Jackie Buval
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Mountain bikingNo shade

No shade made it for a very hot

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Chelsea Porter
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HikingBugsNo shadeOver grown

This trail was pretty challenging. Long stretches without shade and the horse fly’s follow the entire time. However, along the way there are several creeks that you can stop at and refresh. Definitely a life saver when there’s little shade. I hiked all the way to Joan’s spring and was a little disappointed. It was a pretty far and challenging hike for what you get to. However, there are some hidden gems and decent views along the way! I would not recommend this hike for beginners or people who enjoy leisurely , scenic hikes.I was happy to push myself and finish!!

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Jamie Hughes
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Nice clear trail for days when its not too hot. There's very little tree cover, so we cooked in June. Pretty wild flowers and a creek

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Kalina Tostado
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Hiking

One of the best trails I’ve been on. Lots of creeks with nice gems along the way.

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Neil Tauzin
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Hiking

Well marked, very beautiful views from most parts of the trail.

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