Now A 5.5 Mile Loop
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Distance: 6.10 Miles
Duration: 2 hours, 22 minutes
From reading previous logs, this used to be called the 4 Mile Loop Trail, but it's now called the 5.5 Mile Loop Trail. I'm not sure if more distance has been added or if previous measurements were wrong, but my GPS showed 6.17 miles by the time I finished so I believe 5.5 miles is an accurate description since I did a little extra.
The first highlight of the hike was crossing the Pedernales River at Trammel's Crossing. The water was very shallow (several inches deep), but the current was strong enough to make the mossy rock underneath the surface a little slippery. The water was also very cold and made my feet numb, but in a good way.
After crossing the river and putting my boots back on, I continued along the trail. It wasn't very scenic, but the trail was well-maintained and marked. I was looking forward to the Scenic Overlook, thinking that it may provide a nice view of the Pedernales River, but it did not. In fact, it was a pretty lame overview of the surrounding hills. Definitely a disappointment...
By the time I got back to Trammel's Crossing, my feet were a little sore so I was looking forward to the chilly water.
All in all, this is a good day hike that provides a few miles in the Hill Country.
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Distance: 6.00 Miles
This was our second time back to the park and is was as awesome as the last time. We finished up the parts that we didn't get to last time and played in the water. The water is a lot faster than it looks, I beat my shins up pretty good on the rocks. The falls are beautiful!! If you do go there and you drive through Blanco, you MUST stop at the Sunset Resturant! It is excellent!