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 on the Nature Trail.

No reservation required - $5 per person / under age 12 free

Last trail entry 1 hour prior to closing.

Hikers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult

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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.

3-Hour Public Tour


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

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90-Minute Public Tour


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

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Private Tours


  • $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). 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; and the Water Cycle. Teachers are able to customize the program and stations to fit their specific curriculum.

School Group Tours


  • 90 Minute or 3 Hour Duration
  • Up to 75 Participants
  • Middle & High School; University
  • Homeschool groups of 10 or more

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Youth Organization Group Tour


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

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Outdoor Classroom


  • Reinforces Earth and Life Science TEKS
  • Up to 150 Participants

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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

Hiking Trails Open: Tuesday - Saturday; 8:00AM - 4:00PM; Last Trail Entry: 3:00pm

Guided Tours Offered: Wednesday - Saturday 


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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