Hike Lost Maples Flats

Lost Maples Flats Outs & Back - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

A beautiful year-round hike, great for all skill levels. Also a great location for birding! Lost Maples Flats is a 5.9 mile out and back trail located near Vanderpool, Texas. The trail is open to dogs.

Start the route by walking back to picnic ground entrance, crossing Can Creek where it flows into the Sabinal River, then going up Can Creek to the dam and "The Pond", reverse direction at The Pond and backtrack to the picnic ground startpoint. Then continue on to the East Trail trailhead and follow West Trail, including Maples Trail, to "The Grotto". At The Grotto, reverse direction and backtrack to the picnic ground startpoint.

Birding opportunities include the black-capped vireo and the golden-cheeked warbler. The trail is busiest in the fall. 

Photos: Knowsphotos and Diann Bayes

Distance

5.85 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

528 ft Gain

Type

Out-and-Back

Activities

Hiking

Dog Friendly

Nearby Lodging

Kerrville KOA

Kerrville, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas KOA

Fredericksburg, Texas

San Antonio / Alamo KOA

San Antonio, Texas

Community Photos

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

Reviews

Leave a Review

Overall rating:  Rate this Adventure

Have you done this adventure? Leave a review!

Nearby Adventures

Adventure

Hike the East Trail at Lost Maples

Adventure

Hike the Lost Maples West Trail Loop

Adventure

Primitive Camp at Lost Maples State Natural Area

Adventure

Camp out at Four Sisters Ranch Cabin

More Nearby Adventures