Location: Pedernales Falls State Park
I hiked this a few weeks ago while waiting for friends to arrive at Pedernales Falls. Here are my impressions.
Pros: Wide and easy. Every now and then steep cliffs are overrated! This one has no steep cliffs, and no scrambling required. This is easy enough for small children or those who aren’t as physically adept.
Natural features: Bee creek traverses the trail at various points and provides for some nice scenery and a good drink for your dog, if he needs it.
Trooper did. He was panting away and gladly gulped it down.
Bee Creek is a really cute name for a creek.
What it’s good for: Exercise. Bike or hike this path at a quick pace for several miles, and you will earn yourself a s’more or two!
Cons: Too plain. No sweeping vistas or canyons or otherwise extraordinary natural features. Because the path is so wide and lined in short juniper trees, there is very little shade. It’s hot out there!
Other notes: Bring sunscreen and sunglasses. With very little shade and the white gravel pavement, the UV rays will get you.
We had fun, but I wouldn’t say it was the most exciting trail I’ve ever hiked. I probably would have really liked biking it instead.