Colorado Bend State Park

11.70 Miles
San Saba
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Spicewoods Springs in Colorado Bend State Park. (Photo by Dave McDonald)
As the park name implies, it lies in part on the banks of the Colorado River. (Photo courtesy of David Satterfield) (Photo by )
Colorado Bend boasts of over 11 miles of hiking trails. (Photo courtesy of David Satterfield) (Photo by )
A multitude of wildlife can be found in the park. (Photo courtesy of David Satterfield) (Photo by )
Gorman Falls is one of the highlights of a trip to Colorado Bend. (Photo courtesy of David Satterfield) (Photo by )
Our 5 yr old loved this hike! (Photo by msuda)
it ends at a t to other trails, hard to get to the river here (Photo by jimmy peace)
made it down to the falls (Photo by jimmy peace)
Log Entries
hiked two trails sunday
By jimmy peace on 10/4/2016
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Distance: 6.00 Miles Duration: N/A

we hiked lemons ridge pass and the gorman falls trail sunday... rugged trails 

New Cedar Chopper Loop
By bolilloradio on 2/15/2009
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Distance: 7.00 Miles Duration: 4 hours

There's a new trail out here: the Cedar Chopper Loop.

Not too challenging or spectacular but it gives you a good loopy way to get down to the Gorman Springs and Gorman Falls trails.  I'd never been to see the falls before and both it and the springs were well worth the trek.  The spring-fed creek has a ton of water in it but the falls looks like it is not running anywhere near its potential. 

Great hike for the drive!
By msuda on 10/28/2006
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Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 45 minutes
This was my first hike since recently moving to Texas from Idaho. I had heard htere wasn't much here in TX to see but this hike proved that wrong. Great scenery and wildlife! Next time I'll allow for a longer hike and see some of the other trails!
very nice
By snakesat on 7/27/2003
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Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Very scenic hike. I hiked the Spicewood creek loop. It was about 4 miles. When I got down to the creek I did lose the trail a few times and had to bushwhack my way. But as long as you follow the creek you will come across the trail again. To see the Gorman Waterfall you have to take the tour at 4$ a person. I took it and the waterfall is pretty cool. well worth the 4 dollars.
Wear Water-Proof shoes
By Dave McDonald on 12/28/2002
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Distance: 4.50 Miles Duration: N/A
A little more rugged than I was expecting. Beautiful trail with many waterfalls. We will hike this trail again in the summer
By Eveline on 3/1/1997
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Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
Was planning to walk again the next day but it rained and the low water crossing at the park entrance closed the park.
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