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CANCELLED: Hike at Hill Country State Natural Area in Bandera

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  • Please join and experience the beautiful remote natural area.  You will not be disappointed.  

    This hike is on rugged and rocky trails with some challenging steep hills. We will reach above 1,800 feet. The view from the top of the mountains is gorgeous. Also we will hike up to at least two more mountain peaks (and probably more if participants want to try) 1,600+ feet elevation with awesome 360 degree views.  We will also visit a pond for a change of scenery, and relax on natural flat rock benches. Our hike will be 700 - 1,000+ feet combined elevation gains on 6 - 8+ miles. We hike at brisk pace as always, and fast pace and slow pace are not expected. Hiking boots are suitable. Wear layered clothing. Long pants are preferred to avoid scratches on legs because yucca plants next to trails have sharp edges. Bring lunch and snacks, and plenty of water (A MUST).

    We will meet at 9:30 am at the park headquarters, or for carpooling at 8:30 am in park and ride at the corner of highway 46 and I-10 East access road and I-10. Please post messages if you would like to carpool.

    Admission fees: $6.00 without Texas state parks pass; $3.00 with Texas parklands passport for senior. If you don’t have a pass, you can obtain it there with a proof of birth date (65+) for senior, or annual pass. There is no gate to collect fees. Please pay your fee in the headquarters after you parked your car.

    Note: I would like to mention that you are in the wilderness once you left the trail head.

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  • Ikuko G.

    I have to cancel this hike because I just found it out that the park is closed for public hunting from Dec.11-14. We will not want to be targets of hunters. But the hike will be rescheduled on Jan. 1st as a joint hike with HCSNA. It is called the First Day Hike, and I was asked to lead the hike as a volunteer leader of the park.

    4 days ago


  • Ikuko G.
    Event Host

    I love nature and hiking. I hike in a local wilderness park often. ... more

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  • Carol M.

    I'm a senior beginner hiker. Any time outdoors with friends is good for me since I... more

  • Pat R.

    I'm looking forward to this meetup group! It will meet one of my wishes to be... more

  • Lorraine

    Retired RN. Two kids, five grandkids. Hobbies: oil painting, reading, travel.

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