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nice easy stroll, plenty of shade, lots of friendly cows if you go up on the road

paddle sports
3 months ago

This trail is NOT point to point. The recording I made is only half of the trip as you have to return the same way you came, or an equally long distance further down the river, in order to exit the river without crossing private property (sorry, my phone died). This trail is NOT good for all skill levels and it is NOT kid friendly. This was one of the harder day hikes I’ve ever endured and required carrying way more water than most entry level hikers would bring. This hike is extremely exposed, there is no trail, and it requires scrambling through large stretches of boulder filled dry river bed. The payoff at the end is amazing and the pictures of the final pools and cliffs were intentionally left off my recording so that all adventurous hikers and/or kayakers can enjoy their own discovery! When my buddy and I did it we kayaked for about 2 hrs, then hiked another 4 hrs when the river dried up. We spent 2 hrs swimming and exploring at The Narrows and then did the return hike in about 3.5 hrs with a 1.5 hr kayak. Total trip was 13 hrs from 7am to 8pm. The return trip was shorter because we were hustling to chase the light.

mountain biking
Sat Jul 22 2017

Not mountain bike friendly. And watch out for the crazy drivers and people stumbling in the road. This place might be fun for the locals. But I wouldn't make a trip from hours away for here alone.

hiking
Sun Jul 07 2013

Great walk! Would definitely go again. If you have extra bread on hand, the ducks would appreciate you sharing :)

on Blanco River Trail

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Fri Jul 14 2017

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Sun Mar 13 2016

on Blanco River Trail

Tue Oct 20 2015