The Cactus Rocks Trail offers a variety of activity options and scenic views.

The Cactus Rocks Trail is located in Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge near Leander, Texas. The trail is a 1 mile loop perfect for kids, hikers, trail runners, and birding expeditions (watch for the golden-cheeked warbler, an endangered species). You will see a variety of naturally occurring rock formations and plant life. This trail does not allow dogs so leave your furry friends at home. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sturdy hiking boots or trail runners
  • Sun protection 
  • Camera 
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RT Distance 1.01 Miles
Elevation Gain 177 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Intermediate
Season Year Round
Trail Type Out-and-Back
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly


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