Explore the most popular trails near Burnet with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.



Burnet, Texas Map

almost like a moonscape in places around what i hope are controlled burn spots.

**50% of trails closed between March 1st to September 1st due to endangered species nesting.**

Awesome park.
Don’t plan to hike beyond 6.2 miles unless you go before or after the bird nesting season. I’ll be back to experience the rest of the trails once it’s after September.

My family and I loved the cave. Would have given it a 5 star rating but admission to the caves were a bit expensive. Definitely worth the trip!

So pretty! I got on this trail accidentally by taking a wrong turn but I’m so glad I did! I went alone and never felt unsafe.

Great trail. Good amount of shade. Can get off the trail and cross the lake on boulders. Pretty cool. Take a break and go swimming or splash in the water. Beautiful wildflowers everywhere.

This was a beautiful hike with some wonderful views of the lake. There were a few, somewhat, steep parts. Nothing my 6 year old couldn’t handle though.

We enjoyed the caverns a lot. Loved the history of this particular one, thought it was very interesting and beautiful. We also did the trail above ground. It was an easy trail with some interesting scenery. Parts of it reminded my husband and I of a planet used in one of the Star Wars movies.

Great hiking. Some parts challenging to a beginner like me. But a fantastic work out. The wildlife is abundant.

11 months ago

Great trails. Nice staff. Clean grounds. Lake water was down in January and will be raised mid-February. Lots to trek near the lake and in the woods. Short drive to Longhorn Caverns down the street. Park store on site. great activities for families and group gatherings.

Highlights include Armadillo sightings throughout walk and potential of bald eagle sightings. No elevation, no substantial views. Just a nice walk around the grounds.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Nice views. Quiet.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

We ended up coming here due to Enchanted Rock being overcrowded, and were pleasantly surprised. The scenery is beautiful and highly varied, and the trail has enough contour to provide a decent workout. It's rocky in places, so wear appropriate shoes and bring your trekking poles if you have them.

A good alternative to the very busy Enchanted Rock trails.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Fun hike. A little rocky here and there but nice hike I would do again.

Monday, October 02, 2017

Great trails for hiking. There are several interconnecting loops near the lake trail allowing you to choose the appropriate distance and scenery for your hike. The trails are well maintained but not overly manicured. They are very well marked, even in the rockier outcrops. The dogs and I did the green lake loop and the interconnecting blue woodland loop which was spot on 4.5 miles. Challenging but not overly so. As far as skill level, I would consider the lake loop easy and the woodland loop intermediate due to the rocky terrain and gradual incline. Great hike and impressive trails - I will certainly go back!

Sunday, September 10, 2017

What a beautiful and well-maintained park! We loved the classic Texas Hill Country landscape. The trails were mostly a mix of sand and granite rocks, and while it wasn't very well marked, the map we were given by the friendly staff at headquarters was pretty helpful (entrance fee is $6 for each person). Our GSD loved it. Would recommend trash receptacles for dog poop and camping litter, but other than that, it was exactly what we had hoped! The grasshoppers and prickly pears are out in full force right now, along with a bunch of campers, kayakers, and people swimming/picnicking. Really had a lovely time today!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

This was a fun hike with my husband and three young boys. Well marked and pretty easy for the little ones. We loved the lookout Tower. There is a cavern that is run by a private company that you can pay to hike but we just hiked the small loop trail.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Very pretty park and easy hike to the devils water whole but past that the trail gets difficult. Lots of rock climbing.

great trailers. very well marked. beautiful views. very peaceful

Its so beautiful. little hard but I'm a beginner. the views are breath taking

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Kristen and I hiked area around devils something swimming hole. Where spring river meets inks lake. Trails were nice. Pleasantly hilly. Many wildflowers. And many flowers. I jumped off
Cliff into nice cool water. So many campers. Every slot filled. Too crowded from me.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Short well marked trail of crushed granite. The lookout was cool. 3 story's tall. The CCC buildings, stairs and entrances were awesome. The old photos of cave where fun to look at.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Well marked nice Trail with beautiful spring flowers end of April

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Probably one of the best marked trails
I've been on. Love the color coding and all of the options. Beautiful location -
Especially in the Spring with all the Wildflowers.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

A great trail, well marked, clean, wildflowers were blooming, only complaint is that it is too close to highway 29 and can hear cars whizzing by, otherwise 5 stars.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Fun for the whole family.

Sunday, March 12, 2017

super easy trail great when its cool out!

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Easy walk, heavily shaded trail. Cool rock features throughout the hike. Saw butterflies, birds, bees, and snakes. Climb the observation tower and gaze for miles towards Inks Lake and open farmland. You can also do a 1.5m guided tour (1.5 hours) into the caverns. It was a great way to cool down after the short hike. Definitely recommend you take the time to visit the caverns in addition to the trail.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Lovely trail in January. Lots of small trails of water, birds, and animal signs. Definitely moderate, though some trails are easier (wider and flatter).

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Amazing hikes here. The recent rainfall has all the little streams burbling along. Trails for all types in the park.
Two things to note:
1. Pick up the colored trail map when you check in. The trails are not marked the best and the color coding will help. Also pick up the 'Hiking Trail Guide For Pecan Flats' (or download the PDF file) if you want to get the most out of the Interactive Trail. There are several markers that point out special trees, plants, rocks, and views along this trail and the guide tells you about them.
2. Make a trip to the north of the park to do the Devil's Waterhole and Valley Springs Creek trails. The water hole would be worth swimming in the warm weather. The Valley Spring Creek trail is an additional .84 miles and it is well worth hiking.

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