|Lost Maples State Park, Texas|
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Lost Maples State Natural Area is located 4 miles north of Vanderpool on RR 187 in Bandera County. If traveling from Kerrville, take SH 39 west, then south on RR 187. If traveling from Bandera, take SH 16 west, then RR 470 southwest and RR 187 north.
Approximately 10miles of hiking trails are located in the park: the East Trail is a 4.2-mile loop; the West Trail is a 3.4-mile loop; and the West Trail Loop in the northwest corner of the park is 1.8 miles. Several overlooks with spur trails are located at high vantage points along the primitive trails. There are portions of the trail that are quite strenuous; grade changes of several hundred feet are encountered on several trails. Proper shoes, wearing apparel, and physical condition should be considered when planning the route; water should be carried.
The Maple Trail, popular with day-hikers, is a developed nature trail approximately 1,400 feet long. Eight designated primitive camping areas with 3 composting toilets are accessible to hikers. Ground fires are not allowed; only containerized fuel stoves are acceptable.
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