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Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway

Trail (3.50)7
(2.50) (1.79)
64.00 Miles N/A
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Trail View Caprock Canyons features 90 miles of trails, including 65 miles of the Caprock Canyon rails to trails path. (Photo by snakesat) Grotto A closeup of ferns and maidenhair at a water-dripped grotto. (Photo by snakesat) Canyon View A wide shot of the canyon at the park. (Photo by snakesat)
Another Canyon View A closer view into the canyon, showing the meandering stream bed within it. (Photo by snakesat) Stream Bed In drier times, the stream bed partially dries up with just a trickle of water. Note the ridges in the rock wall in the background, each representing a separate era of rock formation. (Photo by snakesat) What a View! Sometimes great effort does have it's reward (Photo by barefootpoco)
This view is worth the trip! Coming in to the canyon. (Photo by Caledonia) camping area Drive right into the canyon and camp among the cliffs. (Photo by Caledonia)

Log Entries

This is a beautiful place to camp, hike and ride.
By Caledonia on 4/11/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour
By barefootpoco on 5/28/2006
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 6.00 Miles Duration: 5 minutes

I lived in the panhandle of Texas for 47 years and some of my best memories are the times we spent in the canyon.  We have driven 60 miles in the snow to get to the canyon to see it in it's most awesome glory.....covered in snow!!

Hot or cold weather it is a GREAT place....



most exciting hike yet
By snakesat on 6/21/2003
Rating: N/A Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 7.00 Miles Duration: N/A
I have only just started hiking. But this was a great hike with great views and diverse geology. I hiked the 7 mile loop highlighted in the hiking texas book.
State Park
By Eveline on 10/9/1999
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 7.40 Miles Duration: N/A
The State Park was as great as I remembered. Pictures: http://www.geocities.com/walking_mascot/canyon.html
Rail to Trail
By Eveline on 10/8/1999
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
The rail to trail was very flat and actually boring. Pictures: http://www.geocities.com/walking_mascot/turkey.html
Estelline to South Plains
By Eveline on 9/1/1996
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 16.00 Miles Duration: N/A
This is a rails to trails that goes through a really neat tunnel with bats. We only did 8 miles of the 50 mile road and then retraced our steps.
State Park Trail
By Eveline on 8/31/1996
Rating: N/A Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
Great hike in the State park. I wore shorts and the sand flies feasted on me. We crossed the creek about 14-15 times. Pictures: http://www.geocities.com/walktx/Caprock.html

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