Caprock Canyons State Park & Trailway

Trail
64.00 Miles
N/A
$4.00
3point5stars (3.50)7
2point5stars (2.50)
1point5stars (1.79)
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Yes
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Quitaque
Briscoe
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camping area
Drive right into the canyon and camp among the cliffs. (Photo by Caledonia)
This view is worth the trip!
Coming in to the canyon. (Photo by Caledonia)
Trail View
Caprock Canyons features 90 miles of trails, including 65 miles of the Caprock Canyon rails to trails path. (Photo by snakesat)
Grotto
A closeup of ferns and maidenhair at a water-dripped grotto. (Photo by snakesat)
Canyon View
A wide shot of the canyon at the park. (Photo by snakesat)
Another Canyon View
A closer view into the canyon, showing the meandering stream bed within it. (Photo by snakesat)
Stream Bed
In drier times, the stream bed partially dries up with just a trickle of water. Note the ridges in the rock wall in the background, each representing a separate era of rock formation. (Photo by snakesat)
What a View!
Sometimes great effort does have it's reward (Photo by barefootpoco)
Log Entries
This is a beautiful place to camp, hike and ride.
By Caledonia on 4/11/2009
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour
By barefootpoco on 5/28/2006
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 4stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 6.00 Miles Duration: 5 minutes

I lived in the panhandle of Texas for 47 years and some of my best memories are the times we spent in the canyon.  We have driven 60 miles in the snow to get to the canyon to see it in it's most awesome glory.....covered in snow!!

Hot or cold weather it is a GREAT place....

ONLY 2 WARININGS:  LEARN TO RECOGNIZE POISON OAK AND IVY AND STAY OUT OF IT AT THE FERN CAVE!!!!  It is all over the place.....and one other thing....TAKE LOTS OF WATER!!

 

most exciting hike yet
By snakesat on 6/21/2003
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 7.00 Miles Duration: N/A
I have only just started hiking. But this was a great hike with great views and diverse geology. I hiked the 7 mile loop highlighted in the hiking texas book.
State Park
By Eveline on 10/9/1999
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 7.40 Miles Duration: N/A
The State Park was as great as I remembered. Pictures: http://www.geocities.com/walking_mascot/canyon.html
Rail to Trail
By Eveline on 10/8/1999
Rating: 1point5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
The rail to trail was very flat and actually boring. Pictures: http://www.geocities.com/walking_mascot/turkey.html
Estelline to South Plains
By Eveline on 9/1/1996
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 16.00 Miles Duration: N/A
This is a rails to trails that goes through a really neat tunnel with bats. We only did 8 miles of the 50 mile road and then retraced our steps.
State Park Trail
By Eveline on 8/31/1996
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
Great hike in the State park. I wore shorts and the sand flies feasted on me. We crossed the creek about 14-15 times. Pictures: http://www.geocities.com/walktx/Caprock.html
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