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Cattail Falls

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 4.2 (10)

A short trail leading from the branch between the Oak Spring Trail to Cattail Springs Falls.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

Point to Point

4,150' 1,265 m

High

3,934' 1,199 m

Low

235' 72 m

Up

19' 6 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

28%

Max Grade (16°)

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Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Views · Waterfall · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

This is a well-marked trail that starts from the fork with the Oak Spring Trail. This waterfall/spring is the most active between the Oak Spring Trail and Pine Canyon. Golden Columbine flowers and an orchid can be found here. Pine Canyon also has the columbine but not as prevalent as they can be found on this trail. This hike is easier than both Oak Spring Trail and Pine Canyon for the casual visitor who is seeking wildflowers.

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Nathan Carroll

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  4.2 from 10 votes

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An orchid grows at the falls.
Mar 21, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
The base of the falls houses columbines and orchids.
Mar 21, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
These falls await at the end of the trail. While not always flowing, they're still great to look at and serve as a great lunch spot.
Mar 21, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Anticipation builds as you slowly approach the falls.
Mar 21, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX
Oak Spring Trail
Oct 15, 2019 near Big Ben…, TX
Golden columbine grace the trail.
Mar 21, 2017 near Big Ben…, TX

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Sep 23, 2018
Patti B
Fall were beautiful with all the rain recently. Road leading to hike is closed so added another 4+miles to hike. Told afterward mountain lion area
Mar 8, 2018
Mark Aronson