Caprock Canyons - Upper Canyon Trail Photos

Return to Caprock Canyons - Upper Canyon Trail

Steve & Erica
This was just after we climbed up the middle trail and stopped at the overlook. Lucky to meet someone who could take our picture for us! (Photo by texaskdog)
Steve & Erica
This was just after we climbed up the middle trail and stopped at the overlook. Lucky to meet someone who could take our picture for us! (Photo by texaskdog)
View From The Trail
This is another example of the beautiful and interesting rock formations you'll see along the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Gypsum Crystals
These white, brittle crystals are made of Gypsum. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Fern Cave
On the other side of the ridge, you can take the trail to Fern Cave. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Beautiful Vistas
The trail takes you up a steep ridge, but you are rewarded with stunning views of the canyon below. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Beautiful Rock Formations
There are impressive rock formations throughout the canyon. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Entrance Sign
This is the sign to the park. (Photo by Lone_Star)
On the way back
A view on the way from Fern Cave back to the trailhead. (Photo by JHager)
Eroded rock wall
An eroded rock wall reached from Haynes Ridge just before you get to Fern Cave. (Photo by JHager)
On the ridge
The (fallen) sign indicating you're on the Hayne's Ridge trail. (Photo by JHager)
The way up
Flowers growing out of a rock on the way up to Haynes Ridge. (Photo by JHager)
The gap
A gap in the road shortly before you get to the cutoff for the Haynes Ridge trail. (Photo by JHager)
Near the trailhead
A view from a few feet off the trailhead. (Photo by JHager)
View from Upper Canyon Trail
View from Upper Canyon looking towards South Prong. (Photo by brazosbound)
Red Rock
Just one of the many canyon rock formations along the Upper Canyon Trail. (Photo by TCummins)
Trail View
The trail near the trailhead pushes through a gap in the ridge ahead. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Gypsum
Caprock Canyons is loaded with Gypsum layers and they sometimes form domes or bubbles like this one. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Coppertone on the trail
Coppertone on the trail. Eventually we'll end up in the canyon seen in the distance. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Creekbed
The trail at the lower elevations make frequent creek crossings. Here Austin Explorer poses near a cliff overlooking the creek. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
The hike up
Coppertone pauses for a water break after the trail turned steep on its way up the canyon. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Coppertone at the grotto
Coppertone poses at the grotto under Fern Cave. A constant stream of water keeps these water-loving plants happy. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Austin Explorer at the grotto
Austin Explorer stands on some boulders under the grotto near Fern Cave. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
More climbing
Fern Cave may be near the top of the bluff, but there's more altitude to be gained. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Next