Great trail

These seemed to be placed at trailheads where only hikers were allowed. Evidently, horseriders would have to duck to get past.
User: schrochem - 3/6/2004

Location: McKinney Roughs

Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 3point5stars
Miles Hiked: 5.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: I didn't really know about this trail system until finding it here. LCRA has done a wonderful jobe with setting this up. It looks like there is a lot of educational information in some of their REALLY nice buildings. I didn't get a chance to check them out but will on my next visit. This outing was a nice partly cloudy day in the mid 70s. I passed two horse riders and only two other sets of hikers for the entire hike. They were headed in the opposite direction. I went bobcat ridge to coyote road in a clockwise fashion. That section of the hike is a little less "intimate" b/c coyote "road" is just that. Riverside is nice and has a "boggy" section that was very interesting. I really like the next section along Cypress then Pine Ridge. They are hiking only (trailheads have a terrace blocking horseriders), so the trail is a small single track and winds closely around the landscape. Views of the colorado are refreshing and really entice you to jump in. The pine trees are great to walk among. Some that are in draws are of considerable size. Spring is upon us, os many of the trees were starting to bud and the smell of dogwoods every once in awhile was an added bonus. Pine ridge is the section where there is a bit of up and down terrain when you aren't on the ridge. There is a beautiful view of the valley below and colorado river as it head toward Bastrop. I will definitely be returning to for the northern trail and some of the intermediate trails.

Log Photos
Boggy path
Twisty path
Area around McKinney Roughs
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