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Vista Ridge Trail #4b

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 3.7 (3)

Another difficult side loop offering beautiful vistas in the presence of various cacti.


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2.3

Miles

3.7

KM

Point to Point

1,940' 591 m

High

1,621' 494 m

Low

186' 57 m

Up

319' 97 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

23%

Max Grade (13°)

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This is perhaps the easier of the two loop trails off of the Madrone Trail #4. Both loops have an abrupt 150-200-foot climb from Madrone Trail #4, followed by some relatively flat trail before another quick 150-200-foot descent. But this is a doubletrack, whereas the other Cougar Canyon Overlook Trail #4a is a singletrack.

It's probably better to hike this in the counterclockwise direction as the difficult climb is relatively straight and then you'll have a twisting trail for the descent, but there is no reason it can't be taken clockwise.

Towards the middle of the trail, you'll find an overlook with a great view of the Ice Cream Hill Trail #1b and the fun parts of Spring Branch Trail, which should both be on your to-do list if you've made it this far.

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Somewhere out there is nowhere – just what you can expect to find at Hill Country State Natural Area.
Feb 15, 2017 near Medina, TX

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