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Early Hike at St Edwards Park--Co-Ed

  • Apr 6, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Getting there: The park resides on both sides of Bull Creek aloong Spicewood Springs Road west of Capital of Texas Highway. There are two parking areas for the park. From Hwy 360, take Spicewood Springs west for about two miles. Be on the lookout on the left for a small parking area to the left with a white mailbox. At this spot there is parking for at most 4-5 cars parked parallel to the road. Alternatively, proceed down Spicewood Springs for at most a quarter mile and look for a larger parking area on the left. This parking area can hold about 15 cars.We will meet at the large, second parking lot--

The trailhead for our hike is located at the "large" parking area, right next to the largest stand of cacti you're likely to see. The large mass measures at least 10 feet across and is the largest single stand we've ever seen. Just on the other side of the path smaller patches of cacti indicate that the conditions right here for the plant are excellent.

 

 

The beginning of the trail is dominated by pocket prairies covered in grasses and wildflowers. Follow the trail down to a T section, not far from the start. Take a right and proceed down the trail through the park's pocket prairies. These small, treeless grasslands between lines of trees host a number of wildflowers. At this time of year the Indian Blankets and Brown-eyed Susans were out in abundance. As the trail gets closer to the creek the grassland will give way to a heavy tree cover.

 

The bulk of the land that makes up St. Edwards Park lies in a bend along Bull Creek. However, the majority of the hike is north of the bend along the thin ribbon of the park that extends almost to the Oak Grove Cemetery. The trail heads toward the creek when coming up to Y's or T's in the trail take a left to get to the waypoint marked "4-way". Turn right at this point to start paralleling the creek. From now on the trail will be easier to follow as they are few, if any possible detours.

Hope to see you there

Wendy

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  • Wendy

    Thanks for Janet getting us through the woods!

    April 6, 2013

  • Shannon B.

    I so wanted to go but have to plan a birthday party instead! Enjoy and hope to catch the next early hike.....lovely idea!

    April 1, 2013

  • Sue

    I wish I could!

    1 · March 31, 2013

  • Diana F.

    Hey, I look forward to it! Thanks!!!

    March 31, 2013

  • Dinah F.

    Taking someone to airport at 8:50. Would never make it in time. Raincheck

    March 31, 2013

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