Cameron Park offers lots of opportunities to get in a good workout for people of all fitness levels.
If you're feeling adventurous, try one of these workout routes!
Downtown Riverwalk Loop: Start at Redwood Shelter. From the parking lot, cross the street and hop on the riverwalk. The concrete path goes to the right and parallels the river all the way to downtown.
Once downtown, cross the Suspension Bridge and head back to Cameron Park along the east side of the river. You will cross over Herring Street Bridge, which will put you back in the Redwood Shelter area.
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Start at Redwood Shelter. From the parking lot, cross the street over to the dirt trail. The trail goes to the left and parallels the river into the trail system. Stay on the trail marked River Trail until you get to the McLennan Community College Marina, and turn around for an out-and-back route. This scenic trail is perfect for a family hike.
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Start at the bottom of Jacob's Ladder. Run up the 88 steps to the Cameron Park Clubhouse. Turn right until you see the parking lot behind the Clubhouse. From this parking lot, take a right onto Sturgis Road.
You will see the entrance to the trail marked "Root Canal" approximately two-tenths of a mile on your right. Head down Root Canal until you intersect Cameron Park Drive. Take a right and head back to the bottom of Jacob's Ladder. Complete this eight times for the hardest 5k you've ever done!
Start at the Northern Gateway pavilion. From the parking lot cross Lover's Leap Road and head to the gravel lot surrounded by pipe fencing. Look for the wooden map kiosk, which is on the left. You will see the trail signs for "Hale Bopp" and "Highlander" just behind the kiosk.
The trail marked "Highlander" and follow it approximately 1 mile until you intersect with the trail marked "MCC." Take a right on "MCC," and follow it until you intersect with "Hale Bopp." Take a right on "Hale Bopp," and you will make a complete loop back to your starting point.
The most challanging climbing route in the park, it will get your heart pumping and your legs burning. Numerous bridge crossings and quick elevation changes keep you guessing at every turn.