Summary: I have hiked part of this park and remember that it was a shady hike with not much to see. But on a hot summer day, I thought that it would be a cooler place to hike. It started out as just a wooded trail hike until the trail dropped down to a dry creek bed. The trail along the creek is at the base of a 25 foot rock cliff wall. The solid rock cliff goes straight up from the path. At one place there is a small spring bubbling up from under the cliff and flowing across the pathway. There is what would be a scenic water fall if the creek was not dry and also some flat rocks, a nice place to have a panic.
Trailhead: From MoPac take Duval Road to Amherst Drive.
From the parking lot the trailhead is to the north. (Lat:30.41331 Lon:-97.71994)
Trail Guides for Balcones District Park:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes,
Ranger Contact: Austin Parks and Recreation Department
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Robin Davis, who has posted 3 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by sw on 9/18/2007
Needed some water shoes to get across the water from the creek that was on the trail headed north. Saw a few flowers and it was very tree shaded for hot September. Nice for being in the middle of city of Austin.
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