One great thing about living in the hill country is all the amazing hikes we can get to in a few minutes. Teresa had hiked the Flume Trail with a friend, and was looking forward to sharing it with me. Since we are “training” for an upcoming trip that will involve lots of walking, we headed out to hike the Flume Trail to build up our stamina, get some fresh air and have some time to talk. What a great day, and a good work out.
Normally the Flume Trail is a two hour hike, about an hour out, and an hour back. We had a little mishap, and as you can see from the map, we took the wrong way from the trail head, and hiked over a mile up a fire service road before we discovered our “mistake”. No worries, we enjoyed some extra exercise and some beautiful vistas.
There are 14 Flumes with narrow walking paths to navigate once you get on the right trail. It is pretty flat without a lot of difficult terrain. At the end point, there is a small waterfall and rushing rapids. Very invigorating, and a good place to stop and rest.
All and all, a great day and a nice hike with my bride. Highly recommended.
And don’t take this road unless you need a bit more hiking 🙂