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Purgatory Creek Natural Area

Purgatory Creek Natural Area in San Marcos, TX, is dog friendly. The area is within the Edward Aquifer recharge zone and is home to Purgatory Creek. Enjoy hiking through upland meadows, canyon buffs of 40 feet or more, dense juniper thickets, champion oaks and a flood control dam. Leashed dogs are welcome and there is a pet waste station. Visit Website

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BringFido Guest Rating

Purgatory Creek Natural Area has received a rating of 4.7 out of 5 bones by 3 canine critics on BringFido.

  • Ileana
    Mar 4, 2020
    Good trails

    Went on a Tuesday afternoon and had the Trails to ourselves. The trails are feel quite secluded from the busy San Marco's area which was nice. Not too much elevation change but good dog walking trails.

  • Kate
    More than a year ago
    Lovely Leashed Trails

    I visited Purgatory Creek Natural Area this morning and was very impressed with the trail system and how well kept the trails themselves are- especially after recent rainfall. Overall, if you have a good head for navigating sparsely marked trails and/ or enjoy mountain biking and trail running I highly recommend these trails. The only downside for me was having to keep my pups on leash and the lack of water, drinking and otherwise. I'm not sure if there is water you can hike to, but if there is it will take longer than 30 minutes to get to, which can be brutal in Texas heat with a fur coat! Be sure to pack lots of water for your pups and take breaks in the shade when necessary! Also watch out for cacti!

  • Corrie
    More than a year ago
    I love remote trails

    This is one of my happy places

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