Hike Dante's Trail And Backend Loop

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Distance

2.5 miles

Elevation Gain

213 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by Erin Newman-Mitchell

A beautiful and simple trail of the Upper Purgatory Creek Greenspace area in San Marcos, Texas.

The Dante's Trail and Backend Loop is a 2.5 mile loop hike located within the Purgatory Creek Greenspace area just south of San Marcos, Texas. This particular section of the Greenspace is made of flattened crushed gravel and is mostly shaded. The trail is very well maintained and several benches can be found around the trail. There are slight inclines and declines. It's a great area to spot wildlife, wildflowers, and other nature. 

The trail is family- and dog friendly, just be sure to clean up after your pup! The trail is handicap accessible, just be weary that there are some slight inclines/declines.

Parking can be found on a side street (Valencia Way) right off of RM 12. There is a small lot with a single porta-potty and map of the trail. 

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Cycling
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Mountain Biking
Running
Backpacking
Hiking
Bathrooms
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
Groups
Handicap Accessible
Picnic Area
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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