Kickapoo Cavern

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Kickapoo Cavern State Park Trails Map 0' 1930' TO RO C 190 0' 0' 190 1942' 1810' 1935' 190 0' 1874' 1794' 0' 180 1.7 1 1962' les ) 1900' 190 mi 1900' ' 00 1796' oo 1974' ' 00 0' 0.8 0' 180 Seargeant Memorial Trail 0.7 mi. 1726' 19 00 ' 00 ' 1950' 65 0. 0.06 18 2 1931' 1900 ' 1965' 1800' So u 5 0.6 th Ga 1717' Armadillo Lookout Trail 0.3 mi. mi les ) 1912' Pine Canyon Loop 1.9 mi. 00 ' 0. 32 0. 16 1802' 2.1 19 ' 00 18 d( 1930' 1.86 1774' ek 1887' ec tio 1822' 00 ' ) il es 18 E LL VI ET n (1.5 m K AC BR nn TO Co 1615' 1784' 1914' 1900 ' 1900' Cro wn ov er Ro ad 00 ' 23 0. s) ile m 6 .8 (0 Vireo Vista 0.4 mi. 19 te Ro a ' 1900 4 Cre 1615' 3 Indigo k re Cree amo Syc rk Fo st a E 1738' 1642' 1900 ' 2.11 1 ' 1900 1810' 1900' ' 1900 1912' 190 5 19 2.42 1952' Barbado Ridge Trail 2.1 mi. 674 Ki 1747' 19 18 1918' ck ap 00 ' ' 00 ' 00 1800' 18 1843' Ca ve r nR oa 1800' d( 1.1 19 00 ' 0' 180 19 ' 1900 1945' 18 ' 00 0' 1900' 0.91 0' PARK ENTRANCE 1800' 180 19 ' 00 00 ' 1851' 1800' ' 00 19 1810' 18 2002' ' 00 1725' 1815' 1874' Stuart Bat Cave Cut-off 0.6 mi. The Long Way Home Trail 6.5 mi. ' 00 ' 6 0.61 1892' 19 Headquarters 1821' Restrooms/Showers Parking Camping Area Day Use Area 18 00 ' Hiking-only Trail Scenic Overlook 1803' Dump Station 180 18 0 1800' LEGEND KSPRIN GS 20 0 0' 20 0 ' 00 19 0' 0' 1990' 190 190 20939 Ranch Road 674 Brackettville, TX1930' 78832 1900' (830) 563-2342 www.texasstateparks.org 1945' 1602' POINTS OF INTEREST 1958' 0' 17 00 ' 190 ' 00 18 1700' 1700' (GPS coordinates shown in degrees, minutes, seconds) ' 00 1 SEARGEANT MEMORIAL TRAILHEAD 18 29° 36’ 38.27” N 100° 27' 07.52" W00' ' 0 Read the plaque memorializing190the Seargeant family and their ranching history. View the old sheep pens, dipping area, and historic windmill. 2 BIRDING BLIND 29° 36’ 34.205” N 100° 27' 14.965" W A small path from the 1793' group camping area leads to this bird-watching destination. 3 ARMADILLO LOOKOUT 29° 36' 12.52" N 100º 27' 29.27" W Enjoy a scenic vista overlooking the southwestern 1900' area of the park. A great spot for panoramic photos. 19 1700 ' 00 ' 1701' 1832' 1952' 18 1700 ' ' 00 17 1570' 1912' 1900' 1700' 1800 ' Mexican Free-tailed Bat 17 00 ' 1690' VIREO VISTA/BARBADO RIDGE TRAILHEADS 29° 36' 08.07" N 100° 27' 43.87" W 190 0 Access the Vireo Vista Trail 'and Barbado Ridge Trail with a small parking pull-out. This is also a popular birding spot. 5 BEE CAVE 29° 37' 00.42" N 100° 27' 36.61" W Adjacent to the Barbado Ridge Trail is Bee Cave, a sinkhole that is home to cave swallows, raccoons, porcupines and, of course, bees. Entering the sinkhole is prohibited due to dangerous conditions, steep drops and protection of the bee population. 6 STUART BAT CAVE 29° 37' 57.83" N 100° 26' 19.46" W An ADA-accessible platform provides a view of Stuart Bat Cave where Mexican free-tailed bats roost during certain times of the year. Access into the cave is prohibited. 1867' 1596' 160 0' 1937' 4 1582' 170 Contour intervals are 10 feet. Trail lengths are in miles. Elevation levels are in feet. No claims are made to the accuracy of the data or its suitability to a particular use. Map compiled by Texas State Parks staff. SCALE In accordance with Texas State Depository Law, this publication is available at the Texas State Publications Clearinghouse and/or Texas Depository Libraries. © 2018 Texas Parks and Wildlife Department PWD MP P4501-0147E (7/18) 0 0.5 1 Mile Texas State Parks is a division of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. TPWD receives funds from the USFWS. TPWD prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, age, and gender, pursuant to state and federal law. To request an accommodation or obtain information in an alternative format, please contact TPWD on a Text Telephone (TDD) at (512) 389-8915 or by Relay Texas at 7-1-1 or (800) 735-2989. If you believe you have been discriminated against by TPWD, please contact TPWD or the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Office for Diversity and Workforce Management, 5275 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church, VA 22041. 0' 0' 180 NOTES: All trails and roads can be used for hiking and biking unless otherwise indicated. Kickapoo Cavern State Park Adventure awaits! Enjoy the park’s rugged beauty, above and below ground. Get back to nature and experience the most remote area of the Texas Hill Country. Explore the trails on foot or by mountain bike. Enjoy the sights and sounds of nature and immerse yourself in solitude. Scenic landscapes await at every turn. Remember, “Life’s Better Outside.” FOR EMERGENCIES, PLEASE CALL 9-1-1. TRAIL DISTANCE DIFFICULTY DESCRIPTION SEARGEANT MEMORIAL TRAIL 0.7 mi. Moderate From our historic sheep dipping pens and windmill in the Indigo Creek Campground, climb 135 feet up to the campground overlook. PINE CANYON LOOP 1.9 mi. Easy This easy hike/bike trail loops around from the Group Camping Area to the Vireo Vista Trail. ARMADILLO LOOKOUT TRAIL .6 mi. (round trip) Moderate Located off of the Vireo Vista trail, ascend 137 feet to a scenic overlook with a bench for relaxing and enjoying the scenery. VIREO VISTA .4 mi. Easy An easy walk with some elevation change that connects the Pine Canyon Loop Trail with the Barbado Ridge Trail in a good bird-watching area. BARBADO RIDGE TRAIL 2.1 mi. Moderate to Strenuous Beginning at the Vireo Vista/Barbado Ridge trailheads, you will ascend to the highest points in the park before a descent back down to the Long Way Home Trail. THE LONG WAY HOME 6.5 mi. TRAIL Moderate Pack plenty of water and snacks for this long trek north of the campground and past the original ranch house. .8 miles of this trail are along the main park road. STUART BAT CAVE CUT-OFF Easy The cut-off connects Stuart Bat Cave to The Long Way Home Trail. STAYING SAFE KNOW YOUR LIMITS. Prepare for sun and heat. Wear sunscreen, insect repellent and appropriate clothing/hiking shoes. DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. Your body quickly loses fluids when you’re on the trail. Bring a quart of water per hour of activity. TELL OTHERS WHERE YOU’LL BE. If possible, avoid exploring alone. Tell someone where you are going and when you plan to return. WEAR A HELMET. When biking, check with park HQ to match the trail to your skill level. Wear a helmet to protect yourself in case of a crash. 0.6 mi. TRAIL ETIQUETTE Trash your trash. Keep the park natural. Pack out all of your trash and Leave No Trace. YOU MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CONNECT. It’s a good idea to take along a cell phone and GPS unit, but don’t count on them. Leave feeding to nature. Feeding wild animals will make them sick and more likely to cause harm to people. POTENTIALLY HARMFUL PLANTS AND ANIMALS LIVE HERE. You’ll see them more easily if you stay on trails. Take only memories and pictures. Please don’t disturb or remove any of the park’s plants, animals or artifacts. Keep pets on leashes to keep them safe, while protecting wildlife. Armadillo For information on Texas State Parks, visit www.texasstateparks.org Sign up today for free email updates: texasstateparks.org/email /texasparksandwildlife @TPWDparks #TxStateParks Sponsor: Whole Earth Provision Co.

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