We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Gorman Falls

Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, TX 76824
+1 915-628-3240
Review Highlights
Long hike, but worth the view

Gorman Falls is a legitimate water fall located in Texas. It is located at a state park and you... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Erin F
Houston, Texas
via mobile
Beautiful challenge

We did this hike around 10am with 3 kids ages 12, 11, and 4. We each had our own water jug. My... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jessica Y
via mobile
Read all 68 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent69%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
Colorado Bend State Park, Bend, TX 76824
+1 915-628-3240
Write a Review
Reviews (68)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 68 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorman Falls is a legitimate water fall located in Texas. It is located at a state park and you need to drive past the exit for the falls to pay for admittance. There is a long hike (1 hr) over very rocky terrain and you...More

1  Thank Erin F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We did this hike around 10am with 3 kids ages 12, 11, and 4. We each had our own water jug. My husband carried a pack with trail mix, extra water, and cooling towels. The temp was around 80-90 degrees. Most of this hike isn't...More

2  Thank Jessica Y
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Gorman Falls trail is very rocky. Wear hiking boots if possible to avoid twisted ankles. Much of the trail is open to the sun, so forewarned, water is a good idea (the Park sets out water coolers at the trail head). The final 150 meters...More

Thank Scott2211
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The hike to the falls is nice until you get to the part of the trail just above the falls, then it's steep and the rocks are very slippery. I'm sure a seasoned hiker would have o problem. It's a little scary for us novices....More

1  Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 1 June 2017 via mobile

Our son recommended this excursion to us when we told him we were hiking in the hill country. It was 1.5 hours out of our way. What a treat and so worth the drive (and hike)! We never knew such extraordinary beauty existed right here...More

Thank Cristal D
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Was awesome view!! Trail to the falls is rocky, make sure you have good boots! Take plenty of water too. Would definitely return as well as try the other trails.

Thank Brandon S
Reviewed 28 April 2017

It's not a bad hike until you get to the end. You can see the falls without going all the way down which is very steep and you have to hold the rails going down or you will slip. Be sure to wear shoes with...More

2  Thank LanceFScott
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Great hike ending at the falls where you can sit and cool off for a while. Not in the water though as that is prohibited. Take the tie trail on the way back for a scenic overlook.

1  Thank Matt K
Reviewed 14 April 2017

We went when there had been a lot of recent rain so it was flowing very well. It would appear the falls does not get a lot of sun because it was very lush, compared to the surrounding scenery. The trail does not have that...More

2  Thank TEX2MD
Reviewed 21 January 2017

This place is very peaceful, I went to take some pictures and I was surprised for the environment. The trail is easy to follow, but please watch your steps when you get closer to the falls. For sure I will visit it again.

2  Thank Armando G
Nearby Restaurants
Main Street Soda Fountain
24 reviews
.65 km away
Alejandras Mexican and American
52 reviews
.92 km away
Sylvia's Grand Amis
10 reviews
.54 km away
Gonzalez Restaurant
15 reviews
.66 km away
Nearby Attractions
Fort Chadbourne
30 reviews
43.59 km away
Fort Concho
191 reviews
54.97 km away
73 reviews
54.98 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Frances W
17 June 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from TEX2MD | Reviewed this property |
Not even if your on a atv
kristine j
26 December 2016|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from TexasTravelorR | Reviewed this property |
My 3 grandchildren went, the youngest being 10 years of age. The trail is rocky and the cable hold was only a small area. I was the Grandma trailing behind my adult children and grandchildren!