Hill Country State Natural Area Hermit’s Trace

Bandera, Texas 78003

Hill Country State Natural Area Hermit’s Trace

Hill Country State Natural Area: Hermit’s Trace Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"Hermit’s Trace in the Hill Country State Natural Area offers strenuous hiking combined with the feeling of being in the wilderness. There are two difficult climbs and descents, made more treacherous by loose rock. Cross several seasonal creeks that are usually dry but may have running water after heavy rains. Signs of flash flooding, a Hill Country phenomenon, can be seen around some of the creek beds, so watch the weather. In October, see roosting monarch butterflies resting during their migration to Mexico.

This is a strenuous hike, due to inclines and descents and rough trail surfaces. This is one of the most difficult hikes in the park and not recommended for young children or folks in poor physical condition."

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Trail Information

Bandera
Nearby City
Dog-friendly
Accessibility
2.3
Distance
Loop/Lollipop
Trail Type
Difficult
Skill Level
2.5 hours
Duration
September to June
Season
USGS Tarpley Pass and Twin Hollows quads
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Activity Feed

Dec 2018