Hike the Inks Lake State Park Trail

Details

Distance

4.7 miles

Elevation Gain

347 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by Erin Newman-Mitchell

The Inks Lake State Park Trail is moderate trail with many interesting geographical features unique to the Texas Hill Country.

The Inks Lake State Park Trail is a 4.7 mile loop trail located within Inks Lake State Park, just outside of Burnet, Texas. Only a small portion of the trail follows the lake, then it veers off through the rocky and hilly terrain of the Texas Hill Country. The trail is only partially shaded at times (during the summer time make sure to brings plenty of water, as it gets extremely hot!). 

The trail is often used by hikers, bicyclists, and fishermen. Dogs are more than welcome, but be sure to pick up after them! Another thing to note is during the hot months, snakes can be common. This park has more of a desert feel, so just be weary. 

The park is also located far enough away from the city that the stars are pretty visible in the night sky. It's an excellent park to camp and take night hikes at.

As for handicap accessibility- this trail is not very accessible. The elevation and tough terrain make it difficult for such circumstances. There are however other places located within the park that are handicap accessible.

Read More

Know for

Fitness
Chillin
Camping
Fishing
Photography
Mountain Biking
Running
Backpacking
Hiking
Bathrooms
Beach
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Lake
Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
Wildlife

Nearby

Reviews

Leave a Review

Beautiful View

This hike was really nice. A little confusing if you donโ€™t have a map but once we got our bearings it was nice. Once you reached the top of the pecan trail it was beautiful. You were able to see the dam and a castle that was nearby.

62 total saves

4.0/5

Leave No Trace

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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.

Nearby Adventures

Camp at Inks Lake's Pecan Flats

5.0
2 mi

Tour the Longhorn Caverns

1.1 mi

Camp at Shaffer Bend Recreation Area

6 mi / 80 ft gain

Catch a Sunset at Badu Park

More Nearby Adventures