Lockhart State Park 5/7/16

 

Saturday, May 7, 2016

 

Hike: Lockhart State Park – various trails

Weather: warm, upper 70s, partly cloudy

Hikers: Ian, Court, Biff

Length: 2.36 miles

 

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Courtney and I went out to Lockhart State Park on a whim on Saturday morning along with Biff.  She was moving offices so we had to go down south anyway and we wanted to do something different.  Lockhart State Park isn’t very big, but it’s a nice place.  It’s about 45 minutes south of Austin just outside the town of Lockhart.

When we got to the headquarters, I decided to bite the bullet and buy a Texas State Parks Pass.  It costs $70, but covers entrance fees to any State Park for me and anyone in my car for the year.  Well worth it.

There are only a few miles of trails in the park, so we made a loop out of several and got a quick hike in.  The trails were well marked and easy to follow.  Some elevation change, but not much.

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The creek that flows through the park, Clear Fork Plum Creek, was pretty silty due to recent rains and not very pretty, unfortunately.  The trail was supposed to cross the creek towards the end, but the creek was pretty high and basically un-fordable, so we had to road walk a bit to get back to the car.  Overall a nice hike, albeit short.

not the clearest creek after all

not the clearest creek after all

supposed to cross that?

supposed to cross that?

not happening

not happening

road walk

road walk

 

Court also insisted on getting pics of the restroom near the trail head, as she said it is the nicest State Park restroom she has ever seen.  Ha.

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2 responses to “Lockhart State Park 5/7/16

  1. Awesome photo! I live in Washington state and our hikes look much different! Check out my post from today to see what the wet Pacific Northwest looks like! lovewhatswild.wordpress.com or my instagram @lovewhatswild

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