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Hike Purgatory Creek Overlook Via Dante's Trail

San Marcos, Texas



2.8 miles

Elevation Gain

209 ft

Route Type



Added by Erin Newman-Mitchell

A beautiful nature-filled hike with scenic views and an abundance of wildlife.

The Purgatory Creek Overlook via Dante's Trail is a 2.8 mile out-and-back 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 leads to a beautiful overlook of the surrounding Hill Country.

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 found at the trailhead.

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Mountain Biking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
ADA Accessible

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