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Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool

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Lost Maples State Natural Area is a 2,906-acre (1,176 ha) area of hills and canyons on the upper Sabinal River in the Edwards Plateau Region of Texas. It is designated a Natural Area, rather than a State Park, which means the primary focus is the maintenance and protection of the property's natural state. Accordingly, access and recreational activities may be restricted if the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department (TPWD) deems such action necessary to protect the environment.
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  • Challenging hikes, but options for easy ones also. Highly recommend hiking East Trail to East-West Trail (counterclockwise.) Take plenty of water, wear a hat, and sunscreen. Pack some snacks and... 
    Challenging hikes, but options for easy ones also. Highly recommend hiking East Trail to East-West Trail (counterclockwise.) Take plenty of water, wear a hat, and sunscreen. Pack some snacks and...  more »
  • Such a nice park with good parking and numerous options to hike. We opted for the 1-mile loop off the main parking area. So pretty walking beside the brook and enjoying the autumn colors. 
    Such a nice park with good parking and numerous options to hike. We opted for the 1-mile loop off the main parking area. So pretty walking beside the brook and enjoying the autumn colors.  more »
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  • WOW!! This place is stunning. We only saw a tiny piece of it. We took the Lost Maples Trail. It was so beautiful. It also has a few little places where you can veer off to get a closer look at the Sabinal River. We all thoroughly enjoyed our hike on this trail. We had an 8 year old with us and he did fine. Seeing all of the trees and mammoth boulders was fun. We will be back again during the fall when we have longer to stay. Do not miss this place.
  • Beautiful Nature Natural Scenery Plenty of Parking Plenty of Trail I’ve personally hiked every trail they have. It’s roughly 13 miles so pack plenty of water and equip nice footware. Don’t hike East End Trail alone, it is very confusing and may lead you to walk the trail multiple times before you find the location of where you first entered it.

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