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Caprock Canyons - Eagle Point Trail

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Natural Bridge Tunnel This is a shot of the tunnel under the natural bridge located approximatly 1/2 mile from the West end of the trail. There is no sign there but there is a bench located on top. (Photo by rodavenport) Trough cut through Gypsum The view from the top of where the stream has wore down through approximatly a 6 foot vein of gypsum (Photo by rodavenport) View of the downstream side This is the downstream side of the trough in the gypsum (Photo by rodavenport)
Hole in Gyp layer Here the water has eroded a hole in the middle of a Gypsum layer. This creates a nice little water hole for wildlife. (Photo by rodavenport) Trailhead This is one end of the trail where the trail starts/ends. (Photo by Lone_Star) View Of The Canyon The trail goes along one rim of a small canyon and the trail affords many nice views of it. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Gypsum Layers The white layers of gypsum crystals in the dirt/rock are remarkable. (Photo by Lone_Star) Overview The bison near this Overlook are not real, but stationary metal cutouts. (Photo by Lone_Star) The Other Trailhead This is the trailhead near the overlook building, fairly close to Lake Theo. (Photo by Lone_Star)

Log Entries

Beautiful red rock canyon hike
By rodavenport on 9/7/2014
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.20 Miles Duration: N/A

As always caprock canyons is one of my favorite state parks in Texas. The traffic is always low at this park which is a shame for a hidden gem. I'm sure it has a lot to do with it being so far off of the beaten path. Eagle point trail is on of my favorites. Its 2.1 miles long so it makes for a nice evening hike or early morning warmup hike. Lots of red rock and gypsum traces in the rock. The combination always fascinates me.

Scenic Hike
By Lone_Star on 7/27/2014
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.50 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 42 minutes

The Eagle Point Trail is a nice, scenic hike.  The trailhead is just off the road and takes you out near Lake Theo.  Along the way, you'll encounter some small hills and scenic canyon views.  If you don't have a lot of time and/or you want to do one of the shorter, scenic hikes in the park, I would recommend this trail.

Very Enjoyable Hike
By ems330 on 11/8/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours, 30 minutes

My wife and I hiked this trail taking turns carrying our son in a backpack carrier.  We left around 9 am and the weather was in the 50-60s and overcast. The trail is easy to follow and was bladed the entire length.  It has a few steep spots but is generally a  gradual slope down to the creek bed if coming from the south end of the trail by the pavilion.  The natural bridge is under the bench if want to look for it too.

Nice walk
By Redwolf on 9/14/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Other than some up and down parts over some mild hills, this is an easy hike. We enjoyed going through the 'tunnel' of the natural bridge.
By ChemGal on 5/8/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Definately take a ton of water to tackle this park. It's an enjoyable park but is often overlooked being so near Palo Duro Canyon. This trail allowed for various nice outlooks along the way. My mistake was hiking the trail in reverse. This park is full of several steep grades. The trails are built to help the hiker with conquering these grades. Doing the trail in reverse, I ended up fighting the extreme grades in certain areas. It was a challenge but we had a good time with the canyons.

Nice little out and back
By rodavenport on 4/27/2009
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: 3 minutes
This was a nice little hike that wasn't too difficult. One of the interesting features is a natural bride that the trail utilizes crossing a small ravine. I also spent some time wandering through one of the many small canyons that cross through here. Some very interesting erosion features taking place in the Gypsum layers there.
Red Hot Canyonlands
By lordvallsbyrd on 6/18/2007
Rating: Difficulty: Solitude:
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours
Hiked this beauty in the Caprock Canyons around noon on a HOT June day. However this was the place to be as there were only two other people in the entire park. The trail starts off on the grassy edge of one of the canyons and descends down into it. The red dirt trail then meanders through the canyon passing several bluffs and creeks along the way until you reach Eagle Point, which is beautiful. This was one hot trail during the summer so be sure to pack plenty of water.

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