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Vanderpool, Texas

Hike Lost Maples Flats

5.85 Miles Total - 528 ft gain - Out-and-Back Trail

Originally added by The Outbound Collective

A beautiful year-round hike, great for all skill levels. Also a great location for birding! Lost Maples Flats is a 5.9 mile out and back trail located near Vanderpool, Texas. The trail is open to dogs.

Start the route by walking back to picnic ground entrance, crossing Can Creek where it flows into the Sabinal River, then going up Can Creek to the dam and "The Pond", reverse direction at The Pond and backtrack to the picnic ground startpoint. Then continue on to the East Trail trailhead and follow West Trail, including Maples Trail, to "The Grotto". At The Grotto, reverse direction and backtrack to the picnic ground startpoint.

Birding opportunities include the black-capped vireo and the golden-cheeked warbler. The trail is busiest in the fall. 

Photos: Knowsphotos and Diann Bayes

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