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Great place for my "I need a short hike!" moods

Austin skyline as seen from the back upper trail
Austin skyline as seen from the back upper trail
The trail along the ridge at the back of the park has some pretty okay views of the city, including the downtown skyline.
User: heatharcadia - 1/24/2016

Location: Allen Park

Rating:
Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 1.91 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 9 minutes

Comments:

Sometimes I need a place near home to go and just wander in nature to clear my mind. This is that place. The trails are not challenging at all, so it is a relaxing hike. I hardly ever see others here, even though there are several picnic tables and grills, which would make it a good spot for picnicking. 

I am not sure how many miles of trail there actually are here (it's not much, I know that) because I always end up wandering in circles when I'm here. There are some pretty nice views of the Austin skyline from the upper back trail, and if you're into Geocaching be sure to grab GCBC90 "It's Balcones Fault... Too" while you are here.

One downside is that it is very close to MoPac, so there is no escaping the traffic sounds.



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Austin skyline as seen from the back upper trail
Austin skyline as seen from the back upper trail
Old large stone block
Old large stone block

Area around Allen Park

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