Purgatory Creek Natural Area (San Marcos)


The Rundown
Address: 2101 Hunter Rd San Marcos, TX
Difficulty: Beginner
Distance: 4-6 mi each direction
Terrain: Single track dirt and lots of roots. Mostly flat
Ammenities: Restroom at trailhead  
Parking: Free

The routes are marked with color coded posts and reflectors. While it is marked well, I recommend taking a map for your first few runs. Our Austin trail running group ran here in early July and really enjoyed it. In terms of trail difficulty It is relatively flat compared to trails in Austin, but most of Dante's Trail is rocky and choppy. Make sure to bring plenty of water as there is no drinking water at any of the trail heads.