Headed here from Austin and decided to do the 3 long trails together. There was a flooded bridge on Mesquite Flats so we had to double back. Enjoyed the swamp trail the most.
If Bastrop State Park is Paradise Lost, then Palmetto State Park is Paradise Found.
This small state park is a little, lush garden dense with Palmettos. There are numerous trails that form a "tangled mess", but each trail is nice in its own way. They are well-marked and easy to follow if you use the trail map provided by the Park HQs.
The park itself has numerous amenities, including a nice lake where you can swim, fish, or boat, making it a great place to take family and friends. The camp sites here are primo. There is a scenic walk over the San Marcos River.
I think this refers to the office trail that goes fron the park office to the lake. Dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash and the enterance fee is now $3.00
Went right after a heavy rain and had to walk through water four to six inches deep on very slippery trails and got a good workout carring all the mud on the bpttom of my shoes. The park has started to put crushed gravel on their paths so the fun won't last long.
Went the morning after a heavy rain which made this a swamp trail and quite a challenge staying on our feet. The park has started a new trail about half way through this one but it is not open yet.
It is a small dirt path around the lake.
It is the most interesting of the trails in the park but very short.
Really Enjoyed the trail. The Palmetto trail is only 1/3 of a mile and was over way to soon. However the trail adjacent to it which is simply labeled Hiking Trail on the state park map is 1.25 miles in length. In all there 7 diffrent trails within the park for a total of about 3.66 miles. Recommend doing this in Winter months, not so much because of the heat , but the mosquitoes.