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While in Austin (I live in San Antonio), I make it a point to get to this upper-moderate level trail, especially when it has recently rained so the creeks are flowing nicely. Just hiked it for the fifth time on 11/11. Beautiful trail, great workout, lots of stairs. A solid liter of water will do you just fine unless it’s summer. It’s short but you can squeeze 3-4 miles out of the whole trail system. A true gem just 25 minutes from downtown ATX.

Great track, pretty quiet and lots of fun little spots to explore.

I hike/run at Pedernales State Park regularly to stay in backpacking shape and for overall conditioning. I noticed some people giving one star for the Wolf Mountain Trail because it is basically a dirt road without much shade. I intentionally stay off this trail as much as possible for the same reason. However, one star is too harsh for Wolf Mountain Trail in my opinion. Use the paper map or this app and try out the other trails like Juniper Ridge and Madrone if you want woods and shade. It’s not difficult to make your own loop using the map and avoid wolf mountain. These trails are more technical and beautiful at the same time.

This hike was amazing. Gorgeous views, but dont get fooled by the 7.5 mile round trip it's a lot longer than that just one way due to all the switchbacks you traverse. So some trail training is a must before attempt to tackle this trail. When you get to the top it's all worth the effort.

I love this trail. You depend a lot on the weather though. The scenery is beautiful and the trails are in very good shape.

hiking
2 days ago

It was a great moderate trail! Not very many animals, terrain varied somewhat! There were bathrooms along the trail and several picnic tables! The only downside was that it was not very well marked however, the app really helped!

Part of the hike you go along Guadalupe river. Really pretty hike.

hiking
3 days ago

We loved this hike and highly recommend it. Beautiful sights!! Know your limits and turn around once the drop offs get too much to handle unless you have proper repelling/climbing gear.

3 days ago

An amazing number of ecosystems within a small area.
Don’t miss the Crystal, West Main, and Dome trails.

My girlfriend and I came into check out the park. We approached the gate 45 mins before it closed to be told it was closed. My girlfriend had to go to the restroom and approached what looked like a restroom for the booth to be yelled at to turn around and leave.

That was what clenched this terrible experience. I can't believe she yelled at us and told us to leave. We had plenty of time for her to go to the restroom and make a few miles.

Please save yourself the time and heartache. The trails looked beautiful in all trails and we were excited to hit up the canyon ridge trail but we are never going back and you shouldn't either. Never go here. The hours are terrible too. Why close at 5.

Also if you have an iPhone you will be sent to a random road that will never take you to the park.

Nice hike with good shade on a hot day. Perfect afternoon outing after hiking Windows in the am.

hiking
3 days ago

Hot even on a cold day. Absolutely no shade. Ok for interesting flora

Wonderful hike! Just enough water to make the crossings interesting and challenging.

hiking
4 days ago

I love this trail. Its some great exercise and about 6 miles. You get a pretty good 15 minute climb at the end and get to stand up on the lighthouse rock structure at the end which is really rewarding. Ive hiked it a few times and mountain biked it as well. Great hike to take visitors.

Pretty good mountain bike trail for lubbock. Some trash in areas and sewage smell in others. Some difficult hills to climb and dangerous ones to go down. Some parts are flowy. Overall its a great place to get outside and ride. You can always hop off the trail and ride around the lake too.

Great trail with kids. Beautiful views and when you get about a mile and half out you can start climbing as high as you want to your climbing level. Took us about 3 hours to go up to the ridge and back.

Very cool trail that takes down into the canyon along the Rio Grande. The rock faces are amazing when you get down to the river and into the canyon. Nice hike!

Very nice trail. It is well maintained and beautifully constructed. The views at the top are magnificent!

Great workout. Super rocky. Overall incredibly gorgeous. Make sure to stop at the Country Kitchen afterwards!

What a thrill to stand at the highest point in Texas! This was my birthday hike, fortunately delayed from August as the temperature was perfect in early November at mid 60s F. According to my GPS, this trail is closer to 9 miles, most of which is quite steep and rocky. The wind was strong and consistent throughout. There are few signs, but only one place near the summit had us tracing the trail visually from above us to find our way. Take extra water - my daughter drank 3 liters and ran out a mile from the trailhead on the descent. Start early to finish before dark as the days are shorter, and bring a headlamp/flashlight in case you don’t. Poles are a big bonus on the way down. Expect a challenging and very rewarding hike!

walking
4 days ago

It was very pretty! Love the scenery and fresh air on an overcast day ❤️

Lots of steps. Narrow path so lots of stopping to let people pass

Great trail to power through. Stair climbs really got the heart rate pumping.

trail running
5 days ago

Best trail system around, hands down.

trail running
5 days ago

great trails

4 mile hike. was steep in some areas. has to stop and rest. had to cross a few creeks. one climb was tough and the decent was steep. definitely worth it. the view was beautiful

great trail! some steep areas and long upward climb but a beautiful view. definitely worth it .

on McDonald Lake Loop

walking
5 days ago

Nice 1 mile walk, paved, flat and wide.

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