Best Hiking Trails in South Llano River State Park
With 22.7mi. of hiking trails covering a range of difficulty, you and your group can easily find an outing suited to your abilities and walking stamina. With South Llano River State Park cabins as a base, after a full day of exploring woods, rugged back country, and steep ridges, you'll be glad to have somewhere convenient to retire to!
1. South Llano River State Park Loop Trail
Enjoy walking or biking along this 3.4mi. trail that passes the river. Pack your bait and tackle and take a breather to do some fishing, or bring your dog along, so long as they are leashed.
2. West Canyon Loop Trail
This 2.7mi., moderately difficult trail offers pleasant views and the chance to spot some wildlife along the way. Deer are particularly prevalent in the park.
3. Buck Lake Trai
l This easy, 1.25mi. trail is great for visitors of all ages. There is plenty of shade, only one steep hill, and you'll pass by pretty Buck Lake.
Best Family Activities in South Llano River State Park
Naturally, the park's best activities center around the river. However, whether or not you and your little ones are looking to get wet, you'll have plenty to do when you vacation in South Llano River State Park hotels. The park also loans GPS units, so you can easily find your way around.
The park is an International Dark Sky Park, so get ready to stay up a little later than usual for constellation-spotting. Check the event schedule before your visit, and you might even have the opportunity to join a guided session.
2. Tubing and paddling
Float peacefully along the river as you watch the natural world around you. Bring your own tube, or rent one at the park. Rental tubes are available on a first come, first served basis. You can also bring your own kayak or canoe, or rent from outside the park, and take advantage of South Llano's designated put-in spot.
Families looking to catch their own dinner have a great opportunity to do so in South Llano River. The park can provide fishing gear, and no fishing licence is required.