Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Marble Falls

Categories: Canyons, Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 25+ reviews on the web
Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge is located in Marble Falls. Add Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and other attractions to your Marble Falls trip itinerary using our Marble Falls itinerary maker.
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  • This is a moderate trail, not very crowded even on a Saturday. We took the kids, and they handled the terrain really well. A very peaceful, clean park, would absolutely go back. 
  • Great time to visit, as no one was there mid-week. Saw plenty of wildlife and it happened to be cool up there with a slight breeze. 
  • This place is a little off the beaten track but offers a couple hiking trails. One goes up a nice little hill so you can get yourself huffing and puffing but all in all a nice trail. I wish the State ...  read more »
  • One of my friends regularly takes the family out for hikes here, so when I found the excuse to drive through Balcones Canyon Lands on my way to Flat Creek Enoteca, I took the chance to stop along the way. Something to know about me is that I will forever try my best at connecting with nature. Whether it be through gardening, bird watching, hiking or just laying out in the grass looking up towards the sky. With that said, I can't imagine ever reviewing any nature spots with less than 4 stars. It's unimaginable. I mean, unless humans are around to ruin it, then automatic 4-5 stars! =) I would like to go back and explore more of the trails (there are numerous well marked trails throughout); several that lead you to the creek which are fairly short and a few that are several miles in length leading you elsewhere throughout the canyon lands. Above all, my absolute favorite aspect of this preserve is how few people visit it. If you want a nice getaway from people where you can go on a nice leisurely hike without screaming children and young adults smoking in packs, Balcones is highly recommended.
  • Wonderful place to hike. Easy to follow trails with some nice elevation changes and views. Even has a few water crossings.
  • Love driving through the Texas Hill Country on a Sunday morning. Beautiful countryside. Wild flowers blooming. Surreal.
  • We enjoyed hiking there. The weather was nice and we took several pictures. Probably a one time trail. But if you're close by it's worth it.
  • This park has two entrances, you should definitely choose the most western one. The walks are prettier, further and more remote. The eastern entrance is just too close to the road, more traffic noise then birds singing... If you drive through, you find why its called canyonlands, definitely worth it!!!!!
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