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Old 05-03-2015, 11:05 AM
 
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Are there any places in or near (less than an hour) to Austin to do this that have intact trails instead of places that are still closed due to flooding years ago?
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Old 05-03-2015, 12:48 PM
 
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Walnut Creek Park has a great trail network. I believe one of them is closed at the moment because they're expanding it to connect with the rest of the greenbelt, but the others are intact and provide opportunities for a long, healthy hike. (And for geocaching!)
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Old 05-03-2015, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Barton Creek Greenbelt, McKinney Falls State Park, Pedernales Falls State Park...

https://austintexas.gov/page/trail-directory
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:20 PM
 
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Map quest has Pedernales as more than an hour from my destination. Still thinking about it, but I need to print directions first.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:41 PM
 
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Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, out in the hills just west of Austin proper.
https://parks.traviscountytx.gov/find-a-park/wild-basin
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Good Water Trail in Georgetown. 26 miles around Lake Georgetown.

This only talks about 16 miles of it, looks like.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:49 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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The Shoal Creek trail is a great, relatively short hike (about 5 miles or 90 minutes at an easy pace). It's right in town and dumps you out either at 6th street or right at Town lake.

Park at the Randall's on 35th street and walk around to the side of the hospital for the trail head.
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Old 05-03-2015, 06:51 PM
 
Location: The People's Republic of Austin
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Slaughter Creek Trail off 1826 is one of the best kept secrets in Austin
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Old 05-03-2015, 08:46 PM
 
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Are there any places in or near (less than an hour) to Austin to do this that have intact trails instead of places that are still closed due to flooding years ago?
in not sure any trails are closed due to flooding years ago.

barton creek greenbelt has a ton of trails.
brushy creek has trails
st eds has trails and entry into the balcones canyonland preserve

etc etc.
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Old 05-03-2015, 09:38 PM
 
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in not sure any trails are closed due to flooding years ago.

barton creek greenbelt has a ton of trails.
brushy creek has trails
st eds has trails and entry into the balcones canyonland preserve

etc etc.
I went to McKinney Falls a month or so ago, and they had what seemed to be a large portion of the trail closed with signs saying it was due to a flood in 2012 or 2011. The trail starting at Barton Sprimgs pool was closed after a mile or so due to unstable ground/rocks.
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