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Rimrock Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.1 (10)

Hike up to the top of a hill with good central Texas views.


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Map Key

1.7

Miles

2.7

KM

Point to Point

1,306' 398 m

High

1,077' 328 m

Low

229' 70 m

Up

282' 86 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

31%

Max Grade (17°)

Dogs No Dogs

Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers

Family Friendly A relatively easy trail aside from the climb. Once on top of the hill, it is quite flat and there are nice views and a lot of plants to enjoy.

Description

The trail starts off from the parking lot and gradually goes downhill and crosses a creek. The track switches back going up the hill. There are nice views towards the west on the way up.

Once at the top, the trail levels out, and you can take the Shin Oak Trail around the backside of the hill or continue along the Rimrock Trail which follows the western/northern portion of the hill. The trail then goes back down the hill through switchbacks and becomes doubletrack and recrosses the creek.

There are a lot of pretty good views of the surrounding area, but you must find them between the trees that are abound at the top of the summit.

Flora & Fauna

The Balcones Canyonlands Preserve is a habitat for the protected Golden Cheek Warbler and Black Capped Vireo. Oak trees and cedars abound, and there are some wild flowers around in the fields. Be on the look out for rattlesnakes, which we encountered right off the trail.

There is not a lot of shade along the trail, except when ascending or descending the hill, meaning it is probably not a great choice for Texas summers.

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Jeremy Ruckel

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Mar 7, 2021
Daniel Ramos
This trail is not difficult at all. I call it Easy to Moderate. I saw a few families with kids as young as 7 years old. My 10 and 12 did it.
Apr 23, 2020
Jeremy Ruckel
Nov 10, 2019
Carla Osuna
Apr 28, 2019
Jimmy Jackson
Jan 20, 2018
Jeremy Ruckel
Jul 27, 2017
Erika Fruehling
Hiked with Daisy and all our kids! 2.2mi
Apr 30, 2017
Roger Chesser
Mar 15, 2017
Jeremy Ruckel