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Trails and Where to Find Them

Trail signs at Warbler Vista

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge offers excellent hiking opportunities, in a number of locations across the refuge lands. Addresses for each of the trail heads are provided here.


Trails and Facilities at Refuge Headquarters
24518 FM 1431, Marble Falls, TX 78654

Open during business hours Monday-Friday

Birding blind
Post Oak Trail (.4m)
Pollinator Path (.16m)


Trails and Facilities at Doeskin Ranch
10645 FM 1174, Bertram, TX 78605

Open Sunrise-Sunset
designated as a National Recreation Trail in June 2005.

Pond & Prairie Trail (.4m)
Creek Trail (.6m)
Rimrock Trail (2.2m)
Shinoak Trail (.5m)
Indiangrass Trail (1.5m)


Trails and Facilities at Warbler Vista & Sunset Deck
21646 ½ E FM 1431, Marble Falls TX 78654

Open Sunrise-Sunset

Sunset Deck
Cactus Rocks Trail (1.25m)
Vista Knoll Trail (.5m)
Ridgeline Trail (.7m)


Trails and Facilities at Shin Oak Observation Deck
FM 1869, Marble Falls TX 78654 

Open Sunrise-Sunset *excluding March 20 through April 7, 2017 for nesting birds

Deck only

Last Updated: Dec 16, 2016
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