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

walking
12 hours ago

Really pleasant & well maintained. Dogs appreciated the creek in the lower half. No need for some people to mark the trail with bags of dog poop.

mountain biking
13 hours ago

Good ride with rolling hills. Apparently I went the wrong way, starting on the east side of the park with kinda steep climbs and gradual declines. several spur options. Nice tree cover. It rained last night and is a bit muddy today but not bad. Will return.

this mountain is huge! I hiked it back in 1983 with a few Army buddies before they invented the internet. it's amazing that it is in Texas. who would have thought such a big mountain is in Texas. The main thing I remember is the top of the mountain was covered with ladybugs. I've seen that a few other times in the Southwest. I remember being impatient as there are some false Peaks and it took forever to get up there. Does anyone else still see ladybugs at the top?

Went there yesterday, Sunday evening, with my grandson. Rode his bike around the trail. Can absolutely recommend for women alone. Busy trail, lots of people around and women walking/running alone. Great lane etiquette. I'll definitely be back.

super fun. technical turns and plenty of places to get some air under your tires

The homestead Trail was nearly impossible to find. I went out there once before and couldn't find it at all. I went out there second time with my cell phone that had a GPS map on it, and I almost missed it again. My friend and I walked down it a little bit and it's really overgrown. We turned around after about a half-mile because there was a huge spider webs crossing the trail with a huge spider on it. We figured is that was at the beginning of the trail, where most people probably walked, it was just going to get really primitive later on. The Onion Creek Trail, which we did only that loop instead of doing both loops, was nice but a little boring.

This is a really easy trail. Pleasant, paved the whole way, and pretty. We stopped at the lower Falls at the end and took a break to wade in the water, and it was very nice. Lots of dogs, but on leash only. There's a $6 per person entrance fee to the park. I'd recommend getting there early. The only issue is the lack of trail markers in spots, especially at the beginning. I would've been lost without a map on my phone with gps.

nice little family walk with hills.

Loved it!!! It’s a lot of incline, lose rocks! I would recommend you take a hiking stick!

An amazing trail to lose yourself but not really ever get lost. The trails are marked very well, the walk is pleasantly follows beside the creek with cold fresh water to cool off in, it’s not deep but it gets the job done.
We hiked to the double lake and back. Restrooms and water fountains were provided. Along with trash cans.
You can swim in lake.
It’s out in the middle of no where, which is exactly what I like. You should try this one. Wear long pants. ✌

It's nice and well maintained but in the summer water is dried out.

hiking
1 day ago

This trail is marked “closed” due to flooding. The Ranger I spoke with said there was no timetable regarding repairs or reopening.

Did this a number of years ago and am planning on returning with my kids. An excellent hike if you like the desert and relative peace and solitude. Recommend going in the autumn: winters are cold and summers are too hot. Water it up, pack for the season, and bring your binoculars. You won't regret this one.

trail running
2 days ago

Great paved trail

It’s nice and shady but watch out, cyclists usually do not give right of way and some of the people on the trail are questionable.

the humidity was too much but the trail is awesome...beautiful scenery☺

mountain biking
2 days ago

The history and the scenery make this a great experience!

*** NOT AN OFFICIAL TPWD TRAIL***
This is a short loop designed for early morning dayhikes. We actually just linked the Cedar Brake Outer Loop and Black-Cap Vireo trail into what we call the Stephenson Loop. Take the left-hand path at the split by the main track site and follow it around the pasture and uphill. CBOL splits into three about halfway in; take the right-hand path to the Overlook, then follow the trail downhill, across the Paluxy, and back to the parking lot. An enjoyable stretch for a quick outing.

mountain biking
3 days ago

To all you hikers that keep complaining, take a minute to think who maintains the trail.. (DORBA).
(YES, IT COSTS BOTH MONEY TO BUY TOOLS AND LOTS OF VOLUNTEER HOURS TO KEEP THE TRAILS TIDY)
Then take another minute to figure out what does that mean. Hikers are more than welcome. but please no matter the park you go to. always stop at the trailhead and READ THE RULES!!!
most trails will ask hikers to go in the oposite direction so you can spot bikers from a distance and move aside.
thank you all for understanding.
have a great day!!

mountain biking
3 days ago

To all you hikers that keep complaining, take a minute to think who maintains the trail.. (DORBA).
(YES, IT COSTS BOTH MONEY TO BUY TOOLS AND LOTS OF VOLUNTEER HOURS TO KEEP THE TRAILS TIDY)
Then take another minute to figure out what does that mean. Hikers are more than welcome. but please no matter the park you go to. always stop at the trailhead and READ THE RULES!!!
most trails will ask hikers to go in the oposite direction so you can spot bikers from a distance and move aside.
thank you all for understanding.
have a great day!!

Did this several years ago. Found an old school bell about halfway up. Rangers said a guy had wanted to see what it sounded like up there but had dumped it (it weighed about 70lbs). The summit was awesome, though. Highly recommend being in good shape before you go, it's a burner.

Flat, easy trail that’s well trafficked. Great for a stroll with your pups. The best part are the falls at the very end of the trail. (Don’t settle for the “falls” at the halfway-ish point). The falls at the end create an oasis where you can swim in CLEAR WATER (not greenish-brown) and even lounge around them to catch a tan. The area is usually pretty busy in the summer and you can catch some friendly puppers and their humans taking a dip before beginning their trek back.

Ran trail 12 Aug 2018. Paved trail until Huebner overpass. At that point it becomes an unimproved road of crushed gravel/dirt under construction with chain link fencing on both sides that is intermittently open. It is very traverseable and a few mountain bikers passed me. No overhead cover along the construction route. There were some existing single track dirt paths that I took out northbound instead of the road.

Past 1604 the trail becomes sketchy. I crossed another runner and he said I could follow a single track trail right or the power lines north. I followed the power lines and the trail was decent until the last section before the turn around point. If you stick to the power lines you'll be good.

hiking
4 days ago

It was really great, especially with my dog. There are quite a bit of rocky areas, but the trail is marked well. There is a severe drought right now, however, which made the river very, very low. The areas that were supposed to be river crossings were very shallow, and only one of the springs were active. Overall, we really enjoyed ourselves.

Water was dried up for the most part, some at the end of the trail! Really cool ending and it was pretty flat all the way!

Stunning views of the lake , I have walked a bit far and have managed to view Penny Backer bridge as well. This place is a more of climbing the steps than mere walking until you reach top.

Lots and lots of stairs. This could be a training hike for something more difficult in the future. I’d definitely come back.

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