Next time your pooch needs an adventure, pack ‘em up and head on over to Madrone Trail. Nestled inside Canyon Park on the shores of Canyon Lake, this trail is a furrific place to spend some quality time with your beloved pup!
Madrone Trail gets its name from the Madrone Trees that are near the trailhead. See if you can spot a few before you start your journey. They have pinkish red bark that can be seen at different times during the year. When your pooch is ready to get hiking, follow the trail as it zigzags down a medium sized peninsula and through Canyon Park. For the most part, the trail cuts through groves of juniper and oak trees, giving your pooch some much needed shade. The terrain varies from rocky with some incline to a flat natural surface. Since there are so many switchbacks and roads to cross, the trail can be tricky to find at times. Watch for signs and stay on the main path.
If your doggo is a nature lover, they will pawsitively
love this hike. During the spring, wildflowers add a splash of color to the
shrubbery. You may not see them, but the area is teeming with lots of little
critters. Cottontail rabbits, gray squirrels, raccoons, snakes, and armadillos
all call this place home. If your pup does comes across any animals, make sure they
mind their manners and don’t chase or bark at them.
Canyon Park has primitive restrooms and drinking water available. Before setting off on your hike, make sure all of your water bottles are filled to the brim. The Texas heat will make your furry hiking companion extra thirsty. Don’t forget clean up bags. Trail snacks are also a furrific idea.
Hiking the Madrone Trail is sure to make your pooch doggone happy!