Hiked to observation deck

Cactus Rocks Trail
Cactus Rocks Trail
User: Riff Raff - 7/12/2008

Location: Balcones Canyonlands NWR - Warbler Vista

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 3stars
Miles Hiked: 3.30 Miles  Elapsed Time: 3 hours


Today was my first time on the relatively new Ridgeline Trail.  It adds another 1.5 miles (round trip) to the existing Cactus Rocks and Vista Knoll loop, and follows above FM 1431 for the most part.  It ends at an observation deck, which can also be driven to.  A majority of the Ridgeline Trail is still under the tree canopy, so like the rest of the trail system here it's a good place for hiking when the sun is unrelenting.

Log Photos
Just past the trailhead
Several birds of prey out
Fancy interpretive markers
Cactus Rocks Trail
Ridgeline Trail Start
Observation Deck Bridge
Observation Deck View
Observation Deck Interior
Ever-present FM 1431
Vista Knoll Trail
Area around Balcones Canyonlands NWR - Warbler Vista
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