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Sweetwater’s scenic Hill Country trail system will ultimately extend for 10 miles, as part of more than 700 acres of parks, trails and natural open space in the community.

10 October . 2017

Sweetwater improves trail system with trailhead markers, amenities and more

It’s hard to improve upon Sweetwater’s beautiful natural Hill Country environment, but we have recently completed a few tweaks to make the community’s trail system even more enjoyable for residents.

New wayfinding signage and trailhead markers help residents explore Sweetwater’s interconnecting trails, which meander for miles amid natural landmarks such as waterfalls, creeks and grottoes. The markers also note the distance and level of difficulty, as some trails climb and descend to reach the canyons and ridges that make Sweetwater such a scenic place to call home.

Sweetwater has also added trailside amenities such as benches and refuse receptacles, inviting residents to relax, enjoy a picnic, and help to keep the trails clean.

Here are some highlights of the completed trails in Sweetwater. As the community grows, the trail system will extend for 10 miles, as part of more than 700 acres of recreational amenities and natural open space envisioned for Sweetwater’s master plan.

Sunset Trail – Rated as Difficult, this .4-mile trail treats residents to diverse scenery, including three waterfalls and a wildflower meadow. It also passes by the dog park.

Canyon Trail – Also rated Difficult, the 1-mile trail offers rugged scenery amid steep slopes and low water crossings.

Limestone Falls Trail – Rated Moderate, this 1-mile trail leads to one of Sweetwater’s most scenic secrets, a natural waterfall and pond with a limestone bottom and crystal-clear water. The Picnic Rock is a popular spot to rest and enjoy a snack.

Greenbelt Trail – Rated Low for difficulty, this popular .7-mile trail is easily accessible for all Sweetwater residents. A neighborhood park with a playground lies between the two trailheads.

Maiden Hair Trail – This .7-mile trail is rated Moderate and includes a scenic waterfall and grotto, a centuries-old Texas Madrone tree, a wildflower meadow, and an old windmill and water tank from the land’s ranch heritage. It also has one of the community’s highest lookout points.

Learn more about Sweetwater’s trail system and other other amenities. In many cases, it’s possible to choose a new home in Sweetwater that offers views of the trail system and other open space in the community.