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Short, but wooded and bouldery
User: plectrudis - 10/1/2017  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 1.50 Miles Duration: N/A

The nature trail is really a sort of appendix to the caverns, which are the star attraction, but they're worth a stroll, nevertheless.  There was a juniper-oak woods as well as a rockier, more open, scrubby section.  Interestingly, though just a short distance from Inks Lake, the rocks here are completely different--all limestone instead of pre-Cambrian pink granite.

The CCC stonework is always a pleasure, expecially leading up to the caves, but also in the observation tower.

hit the trails before the cave tour
User: jimmy peace - 9/29/2013  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A
lots of interesting boulders on the trails
Nice Cavern, Boring Trails
User: Lone_Star - 6/20/2013  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 1.40 Miles Duration: 33 minutes

I visited Longhorn Cavern primarily to do the cave tour, but I decided to hike the short nature trails in the park.  I was impressed by the cave, but not the trails.

User: texaskdog - 1/1/2013  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Was a nice little loop after the cave.  Definitely go up in the observation tower.  Not much of a view but nice narrow spiral staircases to climb. 

Longhorn Cavern Trail
User: craigalbritton - 3/15/2012  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.79 Miles Duration: N/A
Nice little jaunt around the park after taking the caverns tour. The rock river and the observation "tower" were interesting. I imagine this trail would be more fun for smaller kids as it is long enough to provide them with some adventure yet not too long to force the parents to sherpa them out.
User: hawaiiantaz - 3/2/2008  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 1 day, 6 hours, 2 minutes

The trails were easy and short.  Lots of trees, but not much scenery to be seen.  Hiked with a friend... we were disappointed when we arrived and wanted to hike the caverns, but the only way to hike the caverns is with the guided tour, which costs $12 per person. 

User: toobsox - 5/4/2007  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 1 minute
Quiet, short, easy
User: figment - 3/6/2006  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: N/A
This is an easy trail, and probably not worth the trouble unless you are already at the caverns or you are at Inks Lake. Very quiet, and the trail is well marked. The CCC exhibits and the cave are the main stars of this park, though.
Inks Lake Hiking is Near By!
User: jmitchell - 1/29/2006  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.10 Mile Duration: N/A
Last i was at Inks lake I discovered that there were trails at Longhorn caverns also. I plan on taking advantage of hiking both location in one day sometime soon!
Day Hike At Longhorn Cavern State Park
User: Miles - 1/21/2006  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: N/A
I guess not many people know about these trails at Longhorn Cavern State Park! There was NO ONE on these trails! There is a lot of good hiking here, Geocaching, and history on the C.C.C. A great look out tower, you can climb, to a great view! Try a day trip at this site with your family, you'll love it! Take the Cavern Tour, then enjoy a picnic, and hike in the park! this is a great day trip from Austin!
Free hike at a state park
User: Austin Explorer - 3/16/2003  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A
We knew that there were not many miles to be had at Longhorn Cavern State Park going in, which turned out to be true. However, the interpretive guide, ample shade and an interesting formation here and there more than kept us interested. We'll be back in the dog days of summer to tour the cave when the constant sub 70 degree temperatures will be a welcome change. This is one of the only free hikes you'll find in a state park!
Caves
User: maxrebo - 9/26/2002  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Actually, only went into the Caverns, I did not know that there are hiking trails, too. Will have to go back
Caves
User: maxrebo - 9/26/2002  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Actually, only went into the Caverns, I did not know that there are hiking trails, too. Will have to go back
User: Eveline - 2/22/1997  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A