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Total Log Entries: 51  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Average Rating: 3stars (3.10)

Earliest Log Entry: 2/21/2003
Latest Log Entry: 4/1/2010

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5 mile singletrack loop for hikers, runners, horses and bikes
Slaughter Creek Preserve Trail [Hiking] - 4/1/2010  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Slaughter Creek WQPL trail probably has the most access restrictions outside of Forest Ridge - there are more signs here than at any trail I've ever been to.


The trail itself is a nice 5 mile single track loop with a cutoff at the 2 or 3 mile point. Bikers go one way, hikers and horses go the other way. Not a lot of views or hills - kind of reminded me of the trails at the Wildflower Center in the same general area.

Be sure to check the Facebook, Myspace, or Twitter pages to see if it is open before making the drive down. There is no water, but there are a few portable toilets. Parking is very limited, and when it is full, that's it - no overflow parking.

Come to play in the Springs
Krause Springs [Hiking] - 7/2/2006  [View Log Page]
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 0.25 Mile Duration: N/A
This is very similar to Hamilton Pool, in that it is a grotto with a waterfall with people swimming and sunbathing. Very pleasant.
Lots of scrambling, great place
Pedernales Falls - Falls Trail [Hiking] - 4/23/2006  [View Log Page]
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 5stars Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: N/A
I've been here plenty of times before, and I went back today to find a decent amount of water in the river from the recent rains. Couldn't bring the dog over some of the ledges, so we hiked out on the red dirt trail that leads upstream just before you get to the stone overlook patio. Using that trail, you can get to the largest set of falls (the ones at the top) without a lot of scrambling.
Quiet, short, easy
Longhorn Cavern State Park [Hiking] - 3/6/2006  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: N/A
This is an easy trail, and probably not worth the trouble unless you are already at the caverns or you are at Inks Lake. Very quiet, and the trail is well marked. The CCC exhibits and the cave are the main stars of this park, though.
One of the best hikes within 60 miles of Austin
Inks Lake State Park [Hiking] - 3/6/2006  [View Log Page]
Rating: 5stars Difficulty: 3point5stars Solitude: 4stars
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Inks Lake State Park has some great Central Texas hiking. The hike is mostly along pink granite, similar to Enchanted Rock's Loop trail, and unlike almost any other trail in Central Texas (most are rocky with limestone). In addition, the trail follows the contours of the lake for stretches, ensuring a beautiful view. I took the outside edge of all of the trails in the park, including a diversion through the hike-in camping area. Didn't see any tents back in the primitive camping area, but it would be a nice place to camp.