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“Well worth the hike” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Gorman Falls

Gorman Falls
Colorado Bend State Park, P.O. Box 118, Bend, TX 76824
915-628-3240
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Ranked #1 of 2 Attractions in Bend
Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Cleburne, Texas
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“Well worth the hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

The videos on the Internet don't do it justice. After a long hike through some very rough country, you descend into a veritable oasis. The change in scenery is sudden and extreme. The falls are simply beautiful.
Make sure to wear comfortable shoes because the ground is very rocky. Also take plenty of water. The trip out is harder because it is mostly uphill, so save some energy.

Visited April 2013
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Houston, Texas
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“Not an easy hike... but totally worth it.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I'm surprised Gorman Falls is rated separately from Colorado Bend State Park... anyway...
My husband, friend and I caught this trail a bit late in the day, and had to hustle to get down to the main attraction. Give yourself ample time! The trail is rocky and as you descend to the falls, the stairs are REALLY, REALLY steep. This coupled with the moisture from the falls can send you down a slippery slope... literally. Wander over to the conference center which is around the same trail... the water lilies are delightful, and are such a welcomed surprise from the cactus-laden rocky trail. Really beautiful.

Visited March 2012
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Houston, Texas
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“time warp”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I wasnt feeling great, so the hike to the falls seemed to take forever ... but we enjoying seeing the many species of butterflies and late season wildflowers along the way. When we made it past the last steep and slippery bit, it was as if we had stepped back to some primeval place and time - it was totally unexpected given the ground we had just traversed. The spring-fed falls are worth the hike ... just take your time and sit and enjoy them once you get to them.

Visited October 2012
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Austin
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“It feels like you are in a Rainforest”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

The scenery going to the fall changed three times: from wildflower valley, to rocks to the fall. Bring plenty of water. No easy hiking.

Visited May 2012
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Lago Vista, Texas
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“Great hike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Probably the prettiest waterfall I have seen in Texas, but no swimming here - so go on up to Spicewood Springs Trail in the same park for some less spectacular falls with swimming.

Visited May 2012
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