Lost Maples State Natural Area, Vanderpool

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  • My husband and I spent a day in Lost Maples State Natural Area. We hiked the Lost Maples trail and East trail. The Lost Maples trail is fairly flat, narrow, shady, very pretty, near the river, had...  more »
  • A "state natural area" differs from a state park in that the natural areas focus on preserving nature and, therefore, are less developed. Lost Maples features a population of Big Toothed Maples, very....  more »
  • Low key, solid park deep within the Hill Country's landscape. Friendly staff, interesting features and well maintained trails are found here. Large picnic area with trash cans, parking, grills, a pavilion and restroom was very peaceful. The maples are along the river bed, which was mostly dry during July. The rocky bed was enjoyable to hike and suitable for children. The twisting trail, warm sun, low water and maples growing from rocky river bed made for a delightful, relaxing and peaceful visit worth the effort to trek out to the park.
  • Truly one of Texas's Hidden Gems. The drive there alone will have you confused whether you're still in Texas, such beautiful change in landscape. For anyone who truly enjoys the challenge of hiking with changes in elevation this is the place, it's dog friendly with poop bag stations entering just about every trail and plenty of creeks for your dog to cool off if they have a heavy coat like mine does. Once there take the East Trail and just enjoy the scenery at the top.

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