I have hiked many different types of places this summer. I hiked canyons, mountains, rivers and lakes. I did not actually hike in rivers and lakes but you know what I mean. I finally got around to caverns. I have driven past this park many times but never thought of going to check it out. Now was the perfect time with 100 degree temperatures outside and the caves keep a constant 68 degrees. The park is located in Burnet, Tx and is five minutes away from Inks Lake State Park.
I started my hike by doing the trail that is outside. The park has a flat short trail that overlooks the hill country. The goes past a CCC observation tower and cabin. The trail has one really nice view of the hill country and the dam. The hike was quick and only about a mile or so long.Looking over the hill countryThe observation towerThe cabin
The second part of the hike was in the caverns. These were a different looking of caverns than I thought they would look like. Most caverns are filled stalagmites and stalactites but there only on section like this. They tour was nice and I saw plenty of half dollar sized bats. The history of the caverns was nice to hear. I have never tried taking pictures in caverns and most of them did not come out. It was more difficult than I thought. I could not get the camera to focus. The hike lasted an hour and a but was only two miles long. The pace was a bit slow for my taste but I had a wonderful time.No really but a nice signStairs leading to the cavernsOne of the better picturesTrying to get the length of the cavernsThe ceilingSurreal pictureThe little bat