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User: jimmy peace - 6/9/2013  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4point5stars Difficulty: 4point5stars Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: N/A
the trails could have been better marked but.. we survived and followed the creek and saw two 'caves' that linked to each other
Good first hike, but need to revisist
User: korinne1229 - 7/4/2010  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: 4point5stars
Distance: 1.50 Miles Duration: N/A

This was our first attempt at our new hiking lifestyle! So I'm not sure how accurate my ratings are yet without much else to compare it to.

We drove there all the way from Houston because we didn't want just flat terrain. In that respect we were not disappointed! I pretty sure we lost all track of paths and just went our own course down into the gully and climbing back out. We lasted about an hour in the heat. I hope not bad for our first time.

I am a little fuzzy on the paths and how much of the park we did or did not get to explore. Not totally in love with this one but from reading other logs perhaps it needs another go.

Did not see a single other person, but it was 4th of July. Our idea of celebrating freedom was probably not what others had in mind!

Nice afternoon hike
User: hiker65 - 5/3/2010  [View Log Page]
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A

There are a lot of neat trails here- I probably shouldn't recommend getting off the main trails but when you do you find little trails going everywhere. There is enough use that people have worn trails in a lot of these areas- down most of the canyons and up to the indian shelter overhangs along the cliffs at the west end past the old bridge. Most of the hiking is easy to medium. A little climbing can be found and in and around some of the canyons it could be dangerous for careless hikers or children. It's big enough that you can get lost- we came out in a subdivision on the north side once, but basically it is a contained bit of nature and there's no real fear of getting lost or anything. Check out the dam spillway at the extreme southwest of the park.

Rarely have we encountered a lot of people, but it is usually fairly active. We have never encountered any undesirable activities going on or any people there to do anything other than hiking. We hiked here to gear up for Guadalupe and I recommend Miller Springs whether you're just out for a walk or want a fairly good challenge.

User: heinz57 - 8/1/2009  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 6.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Loved the area. Took my 7 year old son on a Saturday morning "adventure".

Solitude was great, we did not meet a soul on the 3 hour hike. Saw lots of deer, fish (on the trail next to the river) and quite a few Bobcat tracks (following one of the trails)

Negative: lots of trash in form of empty plastic water bottles. Graffiti at the overhanging cliffs.

Most positive: my son asked me if we can come back and pick up trash !

Hike on........Heinz

User: gzkemp2 - 12/7/2008  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 3stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: N/A
User: seejanplay7 - 11/15/2005  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 1point5stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Miller Springs was a pleasant hike. There is a variety of interesting terrain, especially the hollow. Main paths are not well-marked. It can be either an easy or more challenging hike. Be careful to leave by shortly BEFORE sunset or the ranger will lock you in ... I learned the hard the way!
Hiking Miller Springs
User: Miles - 10/22/2005  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: 1star
Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
This is a great place to hike, but it can be a very busy place on weekends, and during cool weather.
Armadillos let us pet them!
User: jennyj - 7/30/2005  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Two problems....the parking lot appears to be a meeting place for middle-aged nancy offense and I'm not homophobic...but it was fairly was a little odd....the second prob was the trails were NOT marked well and most of the "kiosks" appeared to be dated from the 1970s and didn't have any info whatsoever/other than not being able to navigate trails/very unexpected pleasantness for a parent and seven year old
First time using my GPS
User: Ranger 5-0 - 8/8/2004  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A
The waypoints I found here were right on. It was enjoyable for my first experience doing this. I wish I would have found the trail quicker going up Coxs Hollow. Definitely get to the north side and follow the rock cliff as soon as you can. It was faster going when I found that.
What you make of it
User: Austin Explorer - 11/18/2002  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: 3point5stars
Distance: 4.00 Miles Duration: N/A
This trail can either be easy or hard, somewhat crowded or sparse. Linger near the trailhead and you'll encounter easy trails and more people. Venture further afield and enjoy more challenging terrain and fewer people. I neither heard nor saw a soul in and around Cox's Hollow at the back end of the park.
Nice area
User: Eveline - 4/13/1996  [View Log Page]
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 4point5stars Solitude: N/A
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A