Austin March 13, 2018
This Easy Hike Proves That Austin Is Home To Unrivaled Beauty
One of the best ways to fully appreciate Austin’s natural beauty is to get out and hike around in it! Lace up your hiking boots and head to this pretty park for a fun, easy hike.
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The 400-acre Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metro Park is a little gem in southeast Austin.
In addition to a playground, volleyball courts and baseball fields, this pretty park offers a nature preserve, hiking trail and even a "secret" beach. The park is located at 400 Grove Boulevard in Austin. You'll find the trailhead at the parking lot.
The trail is 3.5 miles round trip, and is a nice, easy stroll that's perfect for everyone.
The trail meanders through the nature preserve, and offers some pretty scenery along the way.
Watch for wildlife while you hike.
Deer are plentiful here, and a common sight from the trail.
You might even see an armadillo.
There's a little spur trail early on in the hike that takes you to Secret Beach.
The beach is really not so secret - you'll typically find families with children and dogs splashing here in the river. It's a nice, shallow spot (usually) with a sandy beach. This little beach is a good spot to cool off on a hot, summer day. You might choose to bypass the spur trail and finish hiking along the trail and back before dipping your toes in the water.
Roy G. Guerrero Park is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon hiking.
Bring your camera to capture the natural beauty along this trail, and enjoy this little oasis in the city.
Your dog is welcome to join you on this hike!
Have you visited the Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Park? We’d love to hear about your visit there!
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