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Haynes Ridge Overlook Trail

Intermediate/Difficult
 4.3 (3)

This highest trail in the park provides spectacular views of the canyons below and is a fun challenge to undertake.


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2.5

Miles

4.0

KM

89%

Runnable

3,155' 962 m

High

2,509' 765 m

Low

696' 212 m

Up

61' 19 m

Down

6%

Avg Grade (3°)

43%

Max Grade (23°)

Dogs Unknown

Features Fall Colors · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Warm-up with a short run from the Canyon Loop Trail trailhead before turning west to begin the climb up to the Haynes Ridge Overlook Trail. The climb is short but quite steep, ascending nearly 500 feet in about a quarter of a mile. This is not your average run in the park; you'll need just a bit of both cardiovascular and muscular stamina to enjoy the climb. Stop frequently to observe how the view of landscape to the east changes as you ascend.

Note how the landscape and vegetation changes as you head west and north along the ridge to meet the Upper Canyon Trail before descending to Fern Cave, where you'll usually find a spring of cold water trickling from the rock and forming a small pool. Cool off and take a rest before heading out again.

During warmer months, start your run early to avoid the scorching mid-day sun and heat.

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Shared By:

Joseph Ellis

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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Photos

View to the northeast shortly after climbing to John Haynes Ridge
Jul 29, 2017 near Silverton, TX
Canyon Loop Trail passing through the canyon
Apr 8, 2015 near Silverton, TX

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