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This group is operated by the City of Austin's Wildland Conservation Division and Travis County Natural Resources (1/14/2020). It was created to encourage awareness of and access to the Balcones Canyonland Preserve (BCP). Through the promotion of public educational opportunities, our members will be in the loop of special access hikes, lectures and volunteer opportunities. The BCP is not one single tract of land but a system of preserves located in Travis County that exists as a multi-agency conservation effort operating under a regional 10(a) permit issued under the Endangered Species Act by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFW). In addition to existing as habitat for endangered species, these lands provide habitat for numerous native plants and animals and contribute to improved air and water quality and quality of life for the people of Austin.

Check out the BCP events calendar to see all upcoming events on the BCP:

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Upcoming events (1)

Canyon Trail at Grandview Hills

Preserve gate at the end of Wilson Parke Ave

Come join County BCP staff Johanna Arendt and Jeremy Hull for our first public hike since March of 2020! This time we will be on the canyon loop trail at Grandview Hills. It's a good time of year to check out this trail because there are no chiggers and no baking sun!

The trail winds approx. 2.5 miles along the side of a hill with beautiful long views all the way to the lake (in one or two places). We'll also be walking through closed canopy along the edge of one of the small canyons that the Balcones Canyonlands are named for. It's moderately difficult, with some steep hills, uneven ground and a few fallen trees we will have to duck under. We recommend you wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes with good tread and bring plenty of water.

We will meet at the preserve gate at the end of Wilson Parke Ave. We will email more details to everyone registered a few days before the hike.

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CANCELLED - Life Along Bear Creek Hike

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