Texas Hill Country Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Vanderpool: Lost Maples State Natural Area

Photo by TxDOT

Visitors enjoy picnicking, camping, backpacking, sightseeing, hiking, photography, bird watching, fishing, swimming and nature study. People should stay on designated trails, because maples have a shallow root system, and soil compaction from walking can damage the trees. Also, many natural hazards exist due to the steep and rugged terrain.


  • 37221 FM 187
  • Vanderpool, Texas
  • 78885


Hours & Fees

  • Open 7 days a week year-round.
    There is no gate.

  • Adults: $6, Children (Ages 12 and younger): Free

Map & Directions

Five miles north of Vanderpool on Ranch Road 187.