Summary: This trail is located in the Warbler Vista area of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. It is a short but enjoyable trail through habitat for the golden-cheeked warbler, an endangered species. Depending on the season, you may see some of these birds along the trail as they are nesting. The trail is narrow but well-defined, and can have some loose footing in spots.
You can pick up an interpretive guide at the display in the parking area. The guide will tell you what the markers along the trail are identifying.
Because this is a NWR, no pets, bikes, or off-trail exploring are allowed. Park hours are sunrise-sunset.
Trailhead: From Austin, take I-35 North. Continue on to Hwy 183 North for about 15 miles. Turn left onto FM 1431, and take 1431 for about another 15 miles. The entrance for Warbler Vista is on your right, marked by a large sign. Take the gravel road to the parking area on the right. The trailhead for Cactus Rocks trail is directly across the gravel road from the parking area, and is marked by a small sign. (Lat:30.50555 Lon:-97.97985)
Trail Guides for Cactus Rocks Trail:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Deborah Holle, Refuge Manager, email@example.com
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Bryan Swain, who has posted 9 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Jon on 5/21/2009
This is a nice hike, and quite easy. The smell of the trees and the abundance of wildlife make it a nice hike.
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