I got back to Colorado Bend State Park and it was much overdue. I hiked the Spicewood Springs area of the park. I hiked down Spicewood Springs and up Spicewood Canyon trails and it was five miles of leg busting beauty. My first trip I did Gorman Falls and that area but I wanted to do the other side of the park this time.
It was the usual hot and humid Texas summer weather. I got to hike it with little to people because I was out there midweek and midday. I can say I did not get lost but just misdirected two or three times. Hiking these trails counter clockwise was not a good idea. I hit all the steep hills on the back half of the hike and the gradual downhills at the beginning.
I wanted to do this section for the waterfalls and the crystal clear pools of water and it did not disappoint. The views were breathtaking and it is hard to put in words all the combinations of sights and sounds. A view from the top of the first big waterfallClear water pool from the waterfallOver the ledge view of another waterfall and clear waterTwin waterfallAnother set of twin waterfalls and more clear waterClear swimming hole Final view from the top
The Texas Hill country is the place to be this summer.