Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool

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  • We took a picnic and an afternoon hike at lost maples in the beginning of October. It was beautiful. The trails are well marked. We took a 5 year old, 13 year old, 9 year old and two dogs with us and ...  more »
  • The weather was misty but it did not take away any of the beauty this park has to offer. We hiked to the top and it was beautiful. The exercise and views led to a peaceful night sleep and raging morni...  more »
  • We have visited almost every national park in the US and many state parks in Colorado, California, Oregon, and Washington; Lost Maples is by far the worst run park we have ever attempted to visit. We ...  more »
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  • Great hiking experience. Beautiful views on the way. Camping sites are enjoyable. Book ahead. Food is great. But be prepared for those hikes they can be strenuous for she l some who have no experience. Great hidden treasure in the Hill country.
  • An excellent place for a hike. we'd stayed overnight in Garner State Park since the campgrounds at Lost Maples were all booked. I think we'd have enjoyed it here more. The trails are in good condition, but be prepared, the hikes can be strenuous for some. The park is well maintained and I think that the more rugged nature of the hikes keeps a lot of folks off the longer trails. I plan on going back in the spring!
  • Beautiful jewel hidden in the Texas Hill country.... Nice drive out. A lot a great views on the way. The park has some good hiking trails and nice camping sites... The bathrooms we're out if service so we had to use ABC houses outside.... Not a pleasant experience ....
  • Wonderful hiking park, we've been coming every year and have never been disappointed. Main loop up the mountain 5.9 miles, 520 ft elevation. Additional 7 miles and 350 ft loop for stronger hikers. Challenging terrain, steep climbs, wonderful views especially during fall change of colors, unique in Texas for that. Does get crowded and closed when full, so get there early.
  • Beautiful in fall. The only area in Texas where the leaves actually change color during the fall like they do up north. Nice campsites and excellent hiking trails. Must make reservations early if you want to camp while the leaves are changing it gets really busy around that time of year.

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