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Inks Lake State Park Trails

Burnet, TX

Inks Lake State Park Trails is a 7.5 mile trail located near Burnet, Texas. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Inks Lake State Park Trails
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful park, TONS to do. The hiking trails were so spectacular I couldn't stop ooing and ahhing over the diverse terrain. One moment you're deep in the woods, and the next, you are standing atop a beautiful elevation, looking down at lakes and breathtaking rock formations. The limited use cabins are very nice and super clean, there were families EVERYWHERE, the staff in all of the shops and park headquarters were so friendly and helpful, and we had a blast taking out one of the rented canoes. We went when it was cold outside, so we couldn't swim, but we still managed to stay extremely busy the 3 days we were there. Longhorn caverns are right up the road, and that is something you really don't want to miss. Canyon of the Eagles is also nearby, and though we didn't have time to visit, we heard great things about it. Enchanted Rock is also somewhat close (45 min-1 hr away) and it is also worth visiting. I have lived in Texas all my life, and Inks Lake is a beautiful and unique treasure unlike any other I have visited in this great state so far.

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Inks Lake State Park Trails
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6 Completed 3 Reviews

Great park! Been coming here since I was a kid and got a chance to rediscover it on an off week just after the normal TX spring break week. We felt like we had the place to ourselves.

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Inks Lake State Park Trails
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Beautiful winter day hike. No rattlesnakes to worry about in winter as these trails go through very rocky outcroppings. Trails could use some trimming and better trail signs, but still a very trail with some great views! Hiking boots may help some navigate the rocks and boulders better.

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Inks Lake State Park Trails
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Really enjoyed this beautiful hike. Takes you by the lake and at the top of a couple cliffs. Huge rocks all around! Wildlife is very abundant. Would go again in a heartbeat.

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17 Completed 16 Reviews

Nice hike around the park trails. Seen some wildlife and the views from the higher places on the trails are outstanding. Most of the trails are pretty well marked but there are a couple of places where you could take a wrong turn without knowing it. It was a little grown up in places but well kept for most of the hike.

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Canyon of the Eagles Trail
by Lenore Abboud

5 Completed 1 Reviews

Not impressed. Bird watchers might enjoy it as there were several signs for bird nesting areas. We didn't even see a lizard! Maybe if you want to drive all that way to walk but there are nicer places much closer. If the lake ever fills up again, I will consider giving it a second try.

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Inks Lake State Park Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This isn't a 7.5 mile trail like the description says... There are several (interconnected) loops which probably make up about 7.5 miles of total trail, but you can do anywhere from a couple miles to the 7.5 mile. We ended up just going on the outermost trail all the way around which amounted to 5 miles. The trail was easy to easy-moderate in some places with shade scattered throughout the trail. As a previous commenter said, there is a $5 daily park fee per person which can be paid at the ranger station at the park entrance. I'd recommend going out to the back side of the trails by the remote camping areas for better views looking down on the water.

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Inks Lake State Park Trails
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5 Completed 2 Reviews

I spent a week here three years ago. Had an amazing time, The trails were full of great views and the terrain was never boring. I like going back as often as possible.

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Inks Lake State Park Trails
by T. Cloud

2 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice park, one of the jewels of the Texas Park system. The trail to the primitive camping area is only about 1.5 miles, but with views of the lake in spots and granite to climb (hike) over it was enjoyable. The camping spots are nicely tucked back into the trees, but we unfortunately went during Spring Break and had some college kids loudly talking and laughing half the night in the next spot over, a little down the trail from us. Other than that it was nice and peaceful, away from the crowds in the frontcountry of the park. We took a long day hike on some of the rocky trails with really nice views of the surrounding countryside, with spring flowers blooming all around us. Also rented a kayak to go and watch some kids jump off the rocks at Devil's Waterhole. Saw lots of ducks and turtles in the lake, and once settled back at camp in our tents we heard the distant cries of coyotes after nightfall. Ahh, the sounds of nature. There is a compost toilet set up in the primitive area, but it was kind of nasty, I would almost have rather dug a hole. Overall a nice couple of nights in a nice park.

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Inks Lake State Park Trails
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10 Completed 7 Reviews

Great Hike! FYI it's $5 per person to enter the park; glad I had a little cash on hand.

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