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    Lost Maples State Park-East Trail

    Lost Maples State Park, Texas
    Distance4.1mi
    Elevation Gain1,481ft
    Trailhead Elevation1,827ft
    Top2,267ft
    Elevation Min/Max1804/2267ft
    Elevation Start/End1827/1827ft

    Lost Maples State Park-East Trail

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    San Antonio, TX
    Explorer | 50 pts
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    10/20/2006
    This may have great scenery if the leaves are changing. As it was when I did the hike (late October) everything was very green. There is some pretty scenery and the hike is easy with a climb that is strenuous but short. The camping during fall is very crowded, usually filling up months before the leaves change. The view from the top of the scenic overlook leaves much to be desired. I think Lost Maples is highly overrated.
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    Houston, TX
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    4/7/2006
    Lots of parking if you are planning to camp in the back country. Showers available in the front camping sites but very limited parking. Our Troop started at the Overflow Parking trailhead and hiked towards Site C. Lots of water available BUT bring your filter device. Started up the trail towards site B. Fairly Steep and trail has three nice flat spots in the shade to rest. On top - What a Veiw! Bring a camera. Cell Phones work only at top of the ridge. No cell phone coverage available in the valleys. We hiked on, past site B. No Latrine at "B".

    While descending towards site A, be carefull on your way down. Many large steps and many opporunites to slip. Reminds me of walking on ball bearings. Use the swicth-back method. The trail is wide. Lots of opportunities to slip and fall. Be careful.

    Site A, our overnight, is very large and will accommodate many large groups. Latrine is fairly new and kept clean on a daily basis. Be Sure To Keep The Door Closed. That will help keep the flies down. Water source for filtration is available but watch out for the algea.

    Lots of wildlife, birds, many species of trees and plants. Wonderful trail called Maple Trail - a must see.

    Plan for time to sit and watch!!!

    B. Colbert - Troop 56
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    Denton, TX
    Pathfinder | 80 pts
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    1/14/2006
    Hiked the West Loop approximately 5 miles. Nice change in elevation, 425 feet. Hiked trail clockwise. Elevation change at first of hike. Last part of hike was down hill. Also towards end, much water in creeks and ponds. A number of others were fishing.
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    San Antonio, TX
    Explorer | 20 pts
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    5/31/2003


    Very good trail to hike on, beautiful sites and many wildlife. Great place to go hiking on weekends with friends.
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    Doleway, AL
    Trailblazer | 5056 pts
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    1/3/2002
    I was pleasantly surprised by this hike - very pretty with diverse scenery, cliffs, river, pools etc. I enjoyed this more than some of the hikes in Big Bend.
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