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hiking
5 months ago

This is not an out an back. the map clearly shows you can do the loop. But it is very short. We did all three trails and still only logged a few miles. Not sure if I'd really recommend Vista Knoll Trail.. but you should definitely take Ridgeline Trail (out and back) to the end to see the view from the kiosk there! (forgot the actual name of the kiosk) Ridgeline can be a little challenging but definitely worth it!

trail running
5 months ago

Maybe not the best trails for running but you gotta do what you got to do. Lots of solitude.

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike, took plenty of water.

hiking
7 months ago

These trails were a pleasant surprise! It was about 85% shaded trails with some slight elevation and interesting rock formations. The only wildlife I saw/heard were hundreds of cicadas. I did see several areas of fresh hog rooting(s), but heard nary any oink. This was well worth the drive from Georgetown.

this is a great Trail for hiking for an hour. there's a total of 3 trails end of the trails this one is the most difficult, but it is fun to hike in the morning. There are a couple good photo opportunities along the way.

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This is on my way home so it's easy to stop off and spend an hour doing a light workout and decompress. It's not too hard and has awesome views. If you happen to be there when the sun is setting it's very pretty.

birding
8 months ago

Great.

I love all of the trails at the Balcones Canyonlands Wildlife Refuge. the Vista Knoll Trail is moderate with Rocky Terrain and a gorgeous view of parts of Lake Travis. Completely worth the 26 mile drive from my house.

hiking
9 months ago

Very nice.

hiking
9 months ago

It's an ok trail... Only a few views on the way to Ridge trail.

hiking
10 months ago

Wonderful trail. Had both 8 y.o. twin girls and our 3 y.o. son. They had a blast. Only saw three other people so kids were able to run ahead a bit. Did all the trails, about 3 miles, and kids still wanted to keep going. Will return.

hiking
10 months ago