West Peak Overlook Trail #5a
ElevationAscent: 360' 110 m
Descent: -77' -23 m
High: 1,879' 573 m
Low: 1,523' 464 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A loose, rocky, rutted ascent to an overlook of the main ranch and the Hill Country to the east.”— Lost Justpastnowhere
Family Friendly If the kids can handle the rocky footing, they will definitely enjoy the view from the overlook.
The ascent to (and descent from) the overlook is rocky and, in some places, difficult, but it's worth it for the view. You'll have to watch your footing on the loose limestone bedrock being careful to dodge the cacti guarding the side.
Because the trail is the most direct way from the visitor center to the best vista in the park, it sees more traffic than the farther reaches of the park so expect to see hikers, runners, and equestrians on this trail. On the other hand, I've never seen more than a few people in the whole park, so "busy" is relative.
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Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)