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Gorman Falls

Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, TX 76824
+1 915-628-3240
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Difficult hike, but SO worth the views

The Gorman Falls trail is rated as challenging on the trail info for Colorado Bend State Park, and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sarah B
Long hike

About a 1 1/2 mile hike on rocks and hills, can go on road for some of the hike, but that route is... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Michael M
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“rocky terrain” (4 reviews)
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Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, TX 76824
+1 915-628-3240
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Sarah B
Reviewed 2 days ago 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

Thank Michael M
Reviewed 8 September 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

1  Thank Erin F
Reviewed 20 August 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

2  Thank Jessica Y
Reviewed 10 July 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

1  Thank Scott2211
Reviewed 10 July 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

2  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Our son recommended this excursion to us when we told him we were hiking in the hill country. It was 1.5 hours out of our way. What a treat and so worth the drive (and hike)! We never knew such extraordinary beauty existed right here...More

Thank Cristal D
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Was awesome view!! Trail to the falls is rocky, make sure you have good boots! Take plenty of water too. Would definitely return as well as try the other trails.

Thank Brandon S
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It's not a bad hike until you get to the end. You can see the falls without going all the way down which is very steep and you have to hold the rails going down or you will slip. Be sure to wear shoes with...More

3  Thank LanceFScott
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great hike ending at the falls where you can sit and cool off for a while. Not in the water though as that is prohibited. Take the tie trail on the way back for a scenic overlook.

2  Thank Matt K
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Katherine M
11 October 2017|
Response from Scott2211 | Reviewed this property |
The hike could be done in January. It will still be rocky, but clearly not as hot.
Frances W
17 June 2017|
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Response from TEX2MD | Reviewed this property |
Not even if your on a atv
kristine j
26 December 2016|
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Response from TexasTravelorR | Reviewed this property |
My 3 grandchildren went, the youngest being 10 years of age. The trail is rocky and the cable hold was only a small area. I was the Grandma trailing behind my adult children and grandchildren!