A sense of rural Texas

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User: tres - 6/12/2007

Location: Talleyran Park

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 2stars  Solitude: 4stars
Miles Hiked: 1.20 Miles  Elapsed Time: N/A

Comments: Along with the bigger and busier St. Edwards Park, this trail conveys the spirit of rural Texas Hill Country. My favorite section is the east leg of the loop around the creek--you feel completely isolated while walking through the forest. Another noteworthy point of interest is the overlook with its shaded throne sitting above the (often dry) creek bed. The pond shown on the map is typically dry, even when there is water in the northern part of the creek. However, the view of the trees is quite satisfying unto itself. In contrast to the general description above, I did not see any surveying tape or other flags on the trail as of June 2007. The trail seems pretty "set" at this point, although there are one or two potentially confusing points as you descend from the trailhead into the valley. The net change in elevation on this trail is about 130 feet. If desired, you can extend the hike by linking up with the nearby Spicewood Valley trail. It's about a 10 minute walk along a sidewalk from the Talleyran Park trail "turnaround" on Old Lampasas Trail to the Spicewood Valley "turnaround" on Scotland Well Drive.

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