Photos of New Harp Trails

New Harp

19 reviews
hiking
muddy
2 days ago

I really enjoyed the hike overall and will definitely be back. Beautiful area, super quiet and remote. One of the really cool things about this place is the way multiple trails intersect often so you can sort of make your own route. There are about 75 miles of trails here (not including the unmapped trails you find along the way) so you have almost unlimited route possibilities!

The only reason I didn’t rate it higher is that the trail conditions were not great. There were some muddy patches—nothing I wasn’t expecting considering how much rain north Texas has received this fall—but the real problem was the way the surface was so uneven due to horse traffic. It was awful in many places and hard to navigate. I’ve been on mixed is trails before and have never seen anything like this. I’m sure it wouldn’t have been as bad if the ground wasn’t so soft. I left wondering if the Forest Service would usually have tried to alleviate that somewhat if they weren’t furloughed ...

Looking forward to a return trip!

PS: “Pro Tip” ... after your hike, go eat burgers at nearby Greenwood Grocery. A true country store with fantastic food and an atmosphere like Luckenbach back before everyone knew where it was.