Canyon Lake Gorge

A Geological Wonder

Carved by the flood of 2002, the Canyon Lake Gorge is a real-life classroom where visitors can experience the geology of the Texas Hill Country first-hand through visible faults, fractures and seeps in the limestone as well as fossils and 110 million year old dinosaur footprints.

Gorge Hiking Trails

Purchase a trail pass in the Visitor Center for a scenic hike along the north rim of the Gorge or take a stroll through on the Nature Trail.

No reservation required

$5 per person / Under age 12 free

Last trail admittance 1.5 hours prior to closing

Adult to Youth Requirements:
Ages 3-5, one adult for every ten children
Ages 6-16, one adult for every twelve children

Service animals only - no pets allowed

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Guided Tours

Join a certified guide on a trip down to the bottom of the 64-acre Gorge to explore limestone layers from an ancient sea, perfectly preserved fossils, waterfalls and springs where the Trinity Aquifer is exposed, and much more.

Public (3 Hour)


  • 3 Hour Duration
  • Up to 10 Participants
  • Ages 7 & up

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Public (90 Minutes)


  • 90 Minute Duration
  • Up to 10 Participants
  • Ages 7 & up

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Private (90 Minutes or 3 hour)


  • $200 minimum
  • Up to 20 Participants
  • Ages 7 & up

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Educational Tours and Outdoor Classroom

Guided tours are available for educational groups - from elementary school to college - including home school groups, as well as youth organizations, including scout groups.

The Gorge Outdoor Classroom is a hands-on educational experience reinforcing Earth and Life Science Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) at the fifth-grade level. The Outdoor Classroom offers stations related to Weathering, Erosion and Fossils; Biology, Water Lab and Food Chain/Web; Water Quality Testing; Landforms in Watershed; Land Ecosystems - Geocaching; and the Water Cycle. Teachers are able to customize the program and stations to fit their specific curriculum.



  • 90 Minutes or 3 Hour Duration
  • Up to 75 Participants
  • Home School; Middle & High School; University

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Youth Organizations


  • 90 Minutes or 3 Hour Duration
  • Up to 75 Participants
  • Ages 7 & up

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Outdoor Classroom


  • Reinforces fifth grade Earth and Life Science TEKS
  • Up to 100 Participants
  • *Scholarships available

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Gorge Entrance

The entrance to the GBRA Canyon Lake Gorge Park is located off the driveway to Tye Preston Memorial Library on the South Access Road below the Canyon Lake Dam and across from Hidden Valley Sports Park. Once on the library’s drive, visitors will take the first left and follow the gravel drive to the parking areas below the Visitor Center.

Park Hours

Beginning April 1, 2023 Gorge Park will be CLOSED on Mondays and Tuesdays

Park Hours: Wednesday - Sunday; 8:00AM - 6:00PM; last trail entry at 4:30PM

Extended Summer Hours (June, July and August): Wednesday - Sunday; 8:00AM - 8:00PM
last trail entry at 6:30pm

GBRA Canyon Lake Gorge

Phone: (830) 964-5424


16029 S Access Rd
Canyon Lake, TX 78133

GPS coordinates: N 29.86304 W 098.18750

Park Map

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