Summary: This is a slightly longer trail in the Warbler Vista area of the Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Unlike the Cactus Rocks trail, there are no interpretive markers along the route. However, it is still a nice trail to hike, with changes from open to wooded areas, and great views of Lake Travis in the distance.
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.
From here, walk up the gravel road approx. 0.5 miles and the trailhead will be on your left marked by a sign. Or, you can enter at the Cactus Rocks trail and take it until it intersects with the Vista Knoll Loop trail. (Lat:30.50588 Lon:-97.98695)
Trail Guides for Vista Knoll Loop:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: Deborah Holle, Refuge Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Bryan Swain, who has posted 9 other hikes on this site
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