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Gorman Falls

Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, TX 76824
+1 915-628-3240
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Worth the drive and hike

Great hike but as noted it is challenging in places. We visited in June and started early (9am) to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Texgal2017
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San Angelo, Texas
Gorgeous Falls

The hike was really pretty with wildflowers everywhere. It was quite rocky the entire way which... read more

Reviewed April 22, 2018
Denise S
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Port Neches, Tx
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Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, TX 76824
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hike but as noted it is challenging in places. We visited in June and started early (9am) to beat the heat. An added advantage is we also beat the crowds! The park recommends carrying one liter of water for each hour of hiking. We...More

1  Thank Texgal2017
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Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

The hike was really pretty with wildflowers everywhere. It was quite rocky the entire way which made it a little difficult. The trail near the falls is strenuous so if you're not up for a challenge, or if you have bad knees you may want...More

1  Thank Denise S
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Reviewed March 23, 2018

This is a bit of a hike but the end is worth the sweat. I highly recommend the visit, but please respect the rules. This is a beautiful piece of paradise.

2  Thank Tish L
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Reviewed December 27, 2017

This was an amazing short hike. I was shocked how many people did not bring water. We spoke to the ranger and he mentioned how they have to save people daily. However, we had a blast, it was absolutely beautiful, and totally worth going.

2  Thank Monique C
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Reviewed October 16, 2017

The Gorman Falls trail is rated as challenging on the trail info for Colorado Bend State Park, and it definitely was at parts. It's a 1.5 mile trail both ways, and it takes about 45-50 minutes each way to complete. The first half of the...More

3  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed October 16, 2017 via mobile

About a 1 1/2 mile hike on rocks and hills, can go on road for some of the hike, but that route is over 2 mikes. The last 50 feet us very steep, they have cable handrails for that area. Don't think handicap could make...More

3  Thank Michael M
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Reviewed September 7, 2017 via mobile

Gorman Falls is a legitimate water fall located in Texas. It is located at a state park and you need to drive past the exit for the falls to pay for admittance. There is a long hike (1 hr) over very rocky terrain and you...More

3  Thank Erin F
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Reviewed August 20, 2017 via mobile

We did this hike around 10am with 3 kids ages 12, 11, and 4. We each had our own water jug. My husband carried a pack with trail mix, extra water, and cooling towels. The temp was around 80-90 degrees. Most of this hike isn't...More

8  Thank Jessica Y
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Reviewed July 10, 2017

Gorman Falls trail is very rocky. Wear hiking boots if possible to avoid twisted ankles. Much of the trail is open to the sun, so forewarned, water is a good idea (the Park sets out water coolers at the trail head). The final 150 meters...More

2  Thank Scott2211
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Reviewed July 9, 2017

The hike to the falls is nice until you get to the part of the trail just above the falls, then it's steep and the rocks are very slippery. I'm sure a seasoned hiker would have o problem. It's a little scary for us novices....More

3  Thank Patricia W
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Cranmer01
June 15, 2018|
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Response from Texgal2017 | Reviewed this property |
Maps are available and the trailhead and trail are well marked. Also, there is quite a lot of foot traffic along the trail so you can always ask someone if you are on the right path.
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Cynthia O
June 13, 2018|
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Response from Texgal2017 | Reviewed this property |
I wore tennis shoes and was ok. It was rocky and I did feel my shoe moving some so boots might be best if you have them just as a preventative measure.
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1PrimeAventure
February 14, 2018|
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Response from Sarah B | Reviewed this property |
I saw a dog that made the hike during my trip. The end of the hike is very steep and the "steps" between rocks is pretty tall. There are ropes for you to hold on to during the steepest parts, which could make it difficult to... More
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