Barton Creek Greenbelt

A couple walks among the boulders near Campbell’s Hole on the Barton Creek Greenbelt. Photo © Alberto Martinez

BARTON CREEK GREENBELT Visitors Information Hours: 5am-10pm daily Fees: Free Parking: Varies – Parking lots at Zilker and Loop 360, street parking (please obey all posted parking restrictions) Rules: Keep all dogs on leash; Scoop the Poop; Leave No Trace; Pack it in, Pack it out; avoid littering; No glass containers; No smoking; No fires;…

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Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

06-17-2019 -- The view from one the trails at Wild Basin. Photo © Alberto Martinez

WILD BASIN WILDERNESS PRESERVE 805 North Capital of Texas Hwy., Austin, TX 78746 Visitors Information Hours: Trails open sunrise to sunset daily; visitor center open Mon-Fri 9 AM – 4 PM Fees: Free Parking: Parking lot on-site. Rules: No pets, bikes, or picnics. Everything is protected on the preserve — leave all plants, animals, rocks…

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Violet Crown Trail

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VIOLET CROWN TRAIL Zilker Park Trailhead — William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746 Spyglass Trailhead — Spyglass & Barton Skyway, Austin, Tx 78746 290 Trailhead — US 290 & Brodie Lane, Austin, Tx 78735 Visitor’s Information Hours: Assume dawn to dusk daily. Fees: Free Parking: Parking lots available at Zilker Park Trailhead and 360 Trailhead…

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Slaughter Creek Trail

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SLAUGHTER CREEK TRAIL ON THE MARY GAY MAXWELL TRACT 9901 FM 1826, Austin, TX 78737 Visitor’s Information Hours: Dawn to dusk; temporary trail closures announced on Slaughter Creek Trail Facebook page. Fees: Free Parking: Small parking lot on-site Rules: No dogs allowed. No littering. Pack it in, Pack it out. Explorer’s Checklist Latest Explorer Observation…

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Mount Bonnell

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MOUNT BONNELL 3800 Mount Bonnell Rd., Austin, TX 78731 Visitor’s Checklist Hours: 5 AM – 10 PM daily Fees: Free Parking: Along Mount Bonnell Rd. Parking is prohibited after curfew. Rules: Dogs are allowed on leash. Explorer’s Checklist Latest Explorer Observation View or Add Explorer Observations Here If the climb up shaded stone steps among…

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Meadows Center for Water and the Environment

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MEADOWS CENTER FOR WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT 201 San Marcos Springs Dr., San Marcos, TX 78666 Visitor’s Information Hours: 9:30 AM – 5 PM daily Fees: Glass-bottom Boat Tours (30 min) Children 2 and under Free; Children (3-12) $6; Adults: $9.75; Seniors (65+) $8.00; Children (3-12): $6.00, 2 and Under FREE, Texas State University Faculty,…

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