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The Secret of Chalk Ridge Falls Park

By Ryan Quinn on August, 24 2018
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Ryan Quinn
Ryan Quinn

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Ryan is a recent UMHB grad with a degree in Marketing and Multi-Media. He is an avid adventurer with a love for art, photography, and serving the local community.

There are so many amazing places to explore with family and friends in the Temple/Belton area and an all time favorite is Chalk Ridge Falls Park.

As long as you plan accordingly for the weather, this local hiking trail might become one of your favorite destinations to visit throughout the year!

 

chalk ridge trail

 

On the outskirts of Stillhouse Hollow Lake, off FM 1670 just outside of Temple in Belton, TX, this park offers the perfect amount of outdoors for a weekend hike. 

The park is open daily from 8 am to sunset and is free to explore!

 

lampasas river

 

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The park & trail is along the Lampasas River - where you can do some fishing & kayaking, brave a cable bridge, and of course checkout the waterfalls!

 

chalk ridge hikers

This park is a great place to bring family and friends - and your four legged friends - just remember a leash!

chalk ridge wooden pathway

Wooden Bridge at Chalk Ridge Trail

 

The trail is about 3 miles out and back and features a wooden bridge, water falls and cable bridge - with a few loops included, you can make your hike as long or as short as you'd like.

Check out the trail map here to see available hike & bike routes.

 

chalk ridge suspension bridge

Cable Bridge at Chalk Ridge Trail

 

There is a little known secret hidden within the park and can only be found after a heavy rainfall. The extra rain creates different levels of pools with large waterfalls creating a quiet oasis to enjoy before heading back down the trail.

 

chalk ridge water fall

Waterfalls in the Summer

Whether you already live in Texas or are relocating to Texas, proximity to parks & trails is an important factor to consider in your new home search!

 

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