Allison Snyder

Worth it!

This trail as marked as moderate, but I think it qualifies as strenuous. It is definitely worth it though! Spectacular view!

Scout

over 3 years ago

Nice Texas Hike

Challenging hike to the top but well worth it! Awesome views and complete solitude. Beautiful vistas. Lots of rocks and steep climb, typical for the Texas Hill Country. Not as bad as some other Hill Country hikes.

Lovely

This is a really nice trail that runs next to a creek. Lots of shade, running water and a gradual incline. We didn't have enough time to do all of it but loved the first mile or so that we did do. Just lovely.

Scout

almost 4 years ago

Amazing!!

This hike is one of my all time favorites! 1/4 mile up a rocky trail to the water. Wading upstream in ankle deep, very cold water to the cave. Waterfall is in the back. It was spectacular! I loved all of it! Highly recommend! Throw on some water shoes, grab a walking stick and do it! Might want to take a 4WD vehicle up to the parking area, definitely a high clearance vehicle. There were cars there but no way I would've taken my Honda!

Don't Know Why Everyone Says It's So Great

This trail is long and hot! We started at 8am and made it out shortly after noon. Half our party only went the first 2 miles before it got too hot. I'm from South Texas, I'm very accustomed to hiking in hot weather but this was different. 90 degree day with 101 degree temps on the canyon floor. One gallon of water per person is a real necessity. The trail technically ends at a very disappointing spot (where you can't even see The Lighthouse). If you choose to go past the end of the trail, then it gets fun. Lots of rocks to climb over. The top of Lighthouse is pretty spectacular but nothing that made the 6 mile hike in and out worth it, in my opinion. Could gone to the first view point, taken some pics and gone back and been just as happy. I really don't know why everyone puts this so high on the list of best hikes in Texas. Any number of hikes in Big Bend or The Texas Hill Country are better than this one.