arokitz's Logbook

Total Log Entries: 1 (Rank: 454th)  [List Them]  [Map Them]
Total Distance: 2.00 Miles (Rank: 782nd)
Average Distance: 2.00 Miles

Average Rating: 2point5stars (2.98)
Average Difficulty: 1star (1.40)
Average Solitude: 1point5stars (1.50)

Earliest Log Entry: 1/27/2013
Latest Log Entry: 1/27/2013

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Shoal Creek 32nd-45th
Shoal Creek - 1/27/2013  [View Log Page]
Rating: 4stars Difficulty: 2point5stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 2 hours
I parked off 31st and Lamar (plenty of parking on the side of the road in a nice neighborhood). The trail entrance is marked very clearly and you can either head south toward town lake or north toward 38th street. I went north. It is a nice hike with a mix of solitude, urban surroundings, and residential neighborhoods. You can forget you are in the heart of Austin at times and then come around a bend and boom it's 38th street. But that is what makes this hike great! Overall it is a very nice hike and trail. Unfortunately, there is some noticeable trash buildup along the creek throughout the hike. Feel free to bring a trash bag to help keep Austin beautiful while on your hike. 2 birds,1 stone. Also, there is a ton of history in this brief section of shoal creek. There are informational stands on dinosaurs, floods, and the original settlers of the land. I found it very interesting to read about such a robust history of a small piece of earth, while standing on it. I highly recommend this hike for anyone looking to switch things up from town lake/zilker/ or just get out there.