Post-urban trail?

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User: figment - 5/23/2005

Location: Balcones Park

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 4.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: We started from the Balcones District Park - take Mopac, go West on Duval, take a right on Amherst, and there is a big parking lot by the swimming pool. Go around the swimming pool fence to find a small unmarked trail head that leads into some woods and meets up with the main trail. Took the main trail up the dry creek to a nice spring and then turned around. The woods here are surprisingly lush and dense.

Followed the main trails all the way to the end from the park. This trail is very strange - although nothing was probably here 20 years ago, already this trail feels like you are hiking through some sort of lost civilization - the path is some sort of decayed concrete road, the fence along the way looks torn down, the bridges have seen better days, and the broken-down roadster at the end looks like a prop from a bad B-movie. Very lush scenery along the way, and watch out for misleading side trails that take you into apartment complexes

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