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Gorman Falls

Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, TX 76824
+1 915-628-3240
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Well worth the hike. Falls (plural) and shade await at the end of a decent hike.

Gorman Falls trail is very rocky. Wear hiking boots if possible to avoid twisted ankles. Much of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
New Braunfels, Texas
Worth the trip

The hike to the falls is nice until you get to the part of the trail just above the falls, then... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia W
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Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, TX 76824
+1 915-628-3240
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gorman Falls trail is very rocky. Wear hiking boots if possible to avoid twisted ankles. Much of the trail is open to the sun, so forewarned, water is a good idea (the Park sets out water coolers at the trail head). The final 150 meters...More

Thank Scott2211
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hike to the falls is nice until you get to the part of the trail just above the falls, then it's steep and the rocks are very slippery. I'm sure a seasoned hiker would have o problem. It's a little scary for us novices....More

1  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Our son recommended this excursion to us when we told him we were hiking in the hill country. It was 1.5 hours out of our way. What a treat and so worth the drive (and hike)! We never knew such extraordinary beauty existed right here...More

Thank Cristal D
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Was awesome view!! Trail to the falls is rocky, make sure you have good boots! Take plenty of water too. Would definitely return as well as try the other trails.

Thank Brandon S
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It's not a bad hike until you get to the end. You can see the falls without going all the way down which is very steep and you have to hold the rails going down or you will slip. Be sure to wear shoes with...More

2  Thank LanceFScott
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great hike ending at the falls where you can sit and cool off for a while. Not in the water though as that is prohibited. Take the tie trail on the way back for a scenic overlook.

1  Thank Matt K
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went when there had been a lot of recent rain so it was flowing very well. It would appear the falls does not get a lot of sun because it was very lush, compared to the surrounding scenery. The trail does not have that...More

2  Thank TEX2MD
Reviewed 20 January 2017

This place is very peaceful, I went to take some pictures and I was surprised for the environment. The trail is easy to follow, but please watch your steps when you get closer to the falls. For sure I will visit it again.

2  Thank Armando G
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We have been wanting to hike the falls for a while now. It was cold and misty and the climb was challenging, but it was so worth it. Glad we took the time and effort to see such natural beauty.

Thank Terry F
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The trail is really rouge (I spend more time looking at the path trying to avoid rocks than looking at the scenery). Very open so hot. The decent at the end is difficult (you are going down a rock face holding onto a railing). We...More

2  Thank J20ELA111
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Frances W
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Response from TEX2MD | Reviewed this property |
Not even if your on a atv
kristine j
26 December 2016|
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Response from TexasTravelorR | Reviewed this property |
My 3 grandchildren went, the youngest being 10 years of age. The trail is rocky and the cable hold was only a small area. I was the Grandma trailing behind my adult children and grandchildren!