I’ve been to several state parks in TX, mostly east Texas. This one just isn’t that high on my list – through no fault of its own really. The hill country area is just sort of bare, dry, and not very pretty to me. Lot’s of rocks. Not that much shade and quite hot. I’m used to more green I think, so just know what to expect I guess.
Some of the lower trails are sort of pretty. Lots of wildflowers. My son and I went to the top of one of the scenic overlooks (5b). It was a pretty impressive view. Our horseback guide later told me that it was not the most impressive view in the park, so there must be another great view. The overlook view was great, but it’s pretty much nothing but ugliness while you are getting to it. This is the kind of country where the closer you get, the uglier it is. If you are standing a good distance away everything looks sort of nice. But as soon as you get up to the area that you were looking at from a distance you realize how rocky and barren it is.
This review does not apply to any park facilities. We stayed at an adjoining ranch and rode bikes and horseback into the park.
It’s a park worth going to if you are already in the area for some reason, but I don’t think I would drive very far just to see this.
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