Texas is the second largest state in the USA, second only to Alaska and it has been blessed with masses of natural beautiful landscapes. We happened upon a great article on wideopencountry.com which pinpointed ten amazing hiking trails located in this great state which we wanted to share with you. Below is an excerpt from this article and if would like to read the full article then please click the link at the bottom of this post to be taken straight to it;
“Warmer weather is back and it’s time to get out into those wide open spaces and experience the splendor of nature in this great state of ours. Hiking is the one outdoor activity that can be done by almost everyone. You don’t have to be in excellent physical shape or super athletic for some of these trails, and it’s fun, educational and healthy! Texas has no shortage of beautiful beautiful outdoor spaces, so here are 10 of the best hiking trails to try here in Texas, and there’s a level for everyone.
10. Eagle Point Trail – Caprock Canyons State Park
At just over two miles, this is a trail of moderate difficulty that leads down a natural bridge to a natural tunnel that runs under the trail. The trail will lead you out near Lake Theo and past some incredible canyon views.
9. Sculpture Falls Hike – Barton Creek Greenbelt
It’s a five mile hike on a narrow trail down heavily wooded and shady path to Sculpture Falls in the Barton Creek Greenbelt of Austin, but it’s well worth it for the dip you can take at the end. One of Austin’s most popular hiking trails, “falls” might be a bit of a misnomer since it’s little more than large rocks causing a small rapids area of Barton Creek. The hike is long but easy, and people tend to make the trek with animals, kids and guitars in tow.
8. Four C National Hiking Trail – Davey Crockett National Forest
Just outside of Crockett, Texas you’ll find the Davey Crockett National Forest and its famous Four C trail. It’s a 20 mile long trail, so you don’t want to head out there without first looking at some trail maps. Named for the Central Coal and Coke Company (an old logging company), the Four C Trail follows along some now disused tramways once used for logging.
7. East Trail – Lost Maples State Natural Area
East Trail at Lost Maples is not for the faint of heart. This trail is rugged and steep, and considered “challenging”. Be sure to bring plenty of water, and be ready for some breathtaking views.
6. Gorman Falls Trail – Colorado Bend State Park
Don’t visit Colorado Bend State Park without visiting Gorman Falls. The hike is just over one mile, and the payoff is the 65 feet high water fall buried deep in lush Texas vegetation. If you want, you can even take a guided tour. The trail is very rocky and there’s a steep descent near the end, so be sure to wear proper shoes.
5. Summit Trail – Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Summit Trail at Enchanted Rock is an absolute must. Once you reach the summit you can see the vernal pools with the delicate fairy shrimp, as well as some caves and some absolutely stunning views of the surrounding Texas hill country. The trail is 0.67 miles from the base to the top, and though it’s a climb, and as hikes go, this one is relatively easy.”
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