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Commons Ford Metropolitan Park Hike

Commons Ford Metropolitan Park Commons Ford Metropolitan Park is one of the lesser known parks in the Austin area and one of the best.  Join us for a 4 - 5 mile hike through the Commons Ford Prairie Restoration project, wonderful views of Lake Austin, groves of pecan trees, some historic structures and lots of foliage and hillsides.  There are about 215 acres in the Commons Ford Metropolitan Park.
Normally, the park doesn't open until 1:00 pm but we have made special arrangements to open the park for our group at 7:45 am.  Join us for food and drink afterwards.

Getting there: From Capitol of Texas Hwy. drive west on FM 2244 (Bee Caves Rd).  Approximately 3.5 miles after that intersection turn right on Cuernavaca Drive and then turn left on Commons Ford Road (first street to left) and look for the entrance to the park on the left. The sign will say Commons Ford Ranch. Enter park and park at the bottom of the hill at the visitors parking lot.  Dogs on a leash are welcome.  We will go out to eat afterwards.  A donation of $2 for members and $3 for non-members is suggested to offset club expenses.  Contact Janis  for more information.


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  • Deborah

    Beautiful Park and Great Hike this morning!

    June 22, 2013

  • Andy B.

    Got to see a Painted Bunting thanks to Mike!

    June 22, 2013

  • gary p

    what a great hike. Thanx Janis for organizing this one for us.

    June 22, 2013

  • Patty O.

    Thanks, it was fun. The park was e revelation for me. Didn't know it existed.

    June 22, 2013

  • Suzy

    What a beautiful morning to hike, great scenery and company!

    June 22, 2013

  • Joshua H.

    Thanks for the great hike - I enjoyed the trail and meeting some friendly people.

    June 22, 2013

  • Janis

    Be sure to bring plenty of water and wear sturdy hiking shoes.

    June 21, 2013

  • Kevin J.

    Would love to go but I'm out of town. Have fun

    June 21, 2013

  • S. Gail W.

    No, but I will be there doing a vegetation survey of the park at that same time!

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    conflict, sorry to miss it

    June 20, 2013

  • Brea

    Can't wait!

    June 19, 2013

  • Judy

    Would love to join you as early morning is beautiful. Sadly, work is getting in the way again. Enjoy!!!

    June 19, 2013

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