COVID-19: At REI, we encourage you to get outside responsibly. Stay local, avoid recreational travel, practice social distancing and check ahead for area and facility closures. Learn More
Trail Run Project Logo

Crystal Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.4 mile 2.2 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 122' 37 m
Descent: -23' -7 m
High: 2,685' 818 m
Low: 2,571' 784 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 5% (3°)

Dogs

Unknown
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Jeff Renfrow

Fun singletrack with several short rugged sections and the Crystal Hill.

Jeff Renfrow

Features -none-

This is a multi-use area, please respect other users. Bikes yield to hikers yield to horses.

Description

Leave the road and head down an old abandoned jeep trail until you cross the creek and go up a short tough climb that takes you to the singletrack. It's technical at first and takes you to a sandy section with a short and very steep climb.

From there you are up on a bench with smooth singletrack and several creek crossings. These lead you to the Crystal Hill, a spectacular side cut that suns along a hill completely covered with Calcite Crystal. Stop and look around but please don't walk on the crystals. There is a rocky descent with several short ledges from there back to the old road. At the road, turn right to head further out or left to make a short run back to the trailhead.

Run this trail?

We need help with the following missing trail information:

Photos, Need to Know, Dogs Allowed, Features, Flora & Fauna, Runner Notes

Rate This Trail

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Trail

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#14519

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Trail Rankings

#311

in Texas

#14,519

Overall
3 Views Last Month
70 Since Sep 29, 2017
Intermediate

0%
100%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running