McKinney Roughs (Day 1 of 2)

This pecan tree is massive! Note the size of the picnic table next to the base of the trunk for scale.
User: Lone_Star - 4/27/2013

Location: McKinney Roughs

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Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 9.60 Miles  Elapsed Time: 4 hours, 9 minutes

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I hiked McKinney Roughs Nature Park with a group over a 2 day weekend.  This log covers the first day.  The 2nd day log of the other trails in McKinney Roughs can be found here.

We started near the Visitor's Center and hiked various trails around the Nature Park and along the Colorado River.  The trails are very well-marked and maintained.  Some are for hiking only and others double as equestrian trails, so expect a lot of horse poop.  Mountain bikes are not allowed, however, which is kind of nice as it reduces the overall traffic and collision potential.

The trails were flanked by very lush, green vegetation, including some nice specimens of cactus.  I spotted two cottonmouth snakes sunning on a rock and was impressed by a couple of HUGE pecan trees.  The trail surface is rocky in several spots, so its a good idea to wear good boots to avoid blisters and twisted ankles.



Log Photos
Entrance Sign
Colorado River
Massive Pecan Tree
Cactus Flowers
Snakes
Wildflowers
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