Backpacking at Lost Maples

Trip Overview

This trip is designed to give beginners an introduction to backpacking and provide the more experienced backpacker with an opportunity to explore Lost Maples State Natural Area. Lost Maples SNA covers 2,174 scenic acres north of Vanderpool on the Sabinal River. The park is an outstanding example of Edwards Plateau flora and fauna. It is a combination of steep, rugged limestone canyons, springs, plateau grasslands, wooded slopes, and clear streams. It features a large, isolated strand of uncommon Uvalde Bigtooth Maple, whose fall foliage can be spectacular!

We will arrive to Lost Maples on Friday afternoon and make a quick 3-mile hike into camp. On Saturday and Sunday, we will hike and explore the landscape and trails before returning to Austin.

Trip Dates

November 22-24, 2019

Depart: November 22, 3pm
Return: November 24, 5pm (approximate)

Trip Rating

Beginners welcome / Moderate level of activity

  • UT students/RecSports members: $100 
  •  Non-members: $120
Registration Information
  1. Click here to register for this trip. Registration closes on Monday, November 18, 2019.
  2. Once you complete your online order, please complete and submit the Adventure Trip Participant Information Form
Pre-Trip Meeting

All participants must attend a mandatory pre-trip meeting on November 20, 2019 at 6:30pm. The meeting will take place at the Outdoor Center located inside Gregory Gym (GRE 2.104). 

Cancellation Information

Cancellations must be completed by November 15, 2019 at 5:00pm. No refunds will be given after this date. Refunds will be issued, minus a $20 administrative fee for those participants who cancel by the cancellation date.

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