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Best Easy Day Hikes Austin [NOOK Book]

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Best Easy Day Hikes Austin includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty of the author’s favorite, easy-to-follow hikes in and around Austin, Texas. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural beauty—with a host of splendid trails in such areas as the Wild Basin Wilderness, McKinney Roughs, Bastrop State Park, and Southeast Metro. Look inside for:
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Overview

Best Easy Day Hikes Austin includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty of the author’s favorite, easy-to-follow hikes in and around Austin, Texas. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural beauty—with a host of splendid trails in such areas as the Wild Basin Wilderness, McKinney Roughs, Bastrop State Park, and Southeast Metro. Look inside for:
• Thirty-minute strolls to three-hour adventures
• Hikes for everyone, including families
• Mile-by-mile directions and clear trail maps
• GPS coordinates
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762756292
  • Publisher: Falcon Guides
  • Publication date: 9/1/2009
  • Series: Best Easy Day Hikes Series
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 104
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Keith Stelter has been hiking, writing, and taking photographs for forty years. A columnist for the HCN newspaper group, he served as executive director of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association during 2006 and 2007. 
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction 1

How to Use This Guide 8

Map Legend 10

The Hikes

1 Dove Springs 11

2 Southeast Metropolitan Park: Primitive Trail 15

3 McKinney Roughs Nature Park: Riverside Trails 19

4 McKinney Roughs Nature Park: Buckeye Trail 24

5 McKinney Falls State Park: Homestead Trail 29

6 Circle C Ranch: Slaughter Creek 33

7 Dick Nichols 38

8 Goat Cave: Karst Preserve Trail 42

9 Mary Moore Searight: Metro Loop Trail 46

10 Blunn Creek Preserve 50

11 St. Edwards Park: Hill and Creek Trails 55

12 Barton Creek Greenbelt: Gus Fruh Access 59

13 Barton Creek Greenbelt: Gaines Creek Access 64

14 Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve 68

15 Emma Long Metropolitan Park: Turkey Creek Trail 73

16 Commons Ford: Lake Austin Loop 77

17 Walnut Creek Metro 81

18 Berry Springs Park: Muy Grande 85

19 Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge: Cactus Rocks Trail 89

20 Bastrop State Park: Lost Pines and Scenic Overlook Trails 93

About the Author 98

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