Good off trail hiking, wading, and birds
Country Club Creek Trail
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Distance: 2.00 Miles
The sandy wash is interesting to explore, and it ends at a nice beach on the river. Wading and crossing the river is also good. But, this is an "inner city" park with traffic noise and other urban problems.
Update - River Park makes the Chronicle Best of Austin:
Best Eastside Outdoor Fix: Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park.
This hidden treasure, full of potential, has been overlooked for too long. There is a back entrance with trails that practically connect to the tail end of the Ladybird Lake trail. The city has just completed a renovation of the woods into an expansive and shady disc golf course. And we are now publicly outing the real treasure of the park, Secret Beach, which has been overrun in recent summers, anyway. This sandy banked bend of the river below the dam is perfect for doing what Austinites do best, hanging out and swimming.
400 Grove, 974-6700 www.austinparks.org/apfweb/park.php?parkId=325