Rock Shelter Interpretive Trail
ElevationAscent: 20' 6 m
Descent: -33' -10 m
High: 530' 161 m
Low: 504' 154 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 7% (4°)
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“A short trail past a 500-year-old cypress and a famous rock ledge.”— Hunter R
Once you're done admiring the Rock Shelter, continue south to the second-oldest natural phenomenon on this trail: "Old Baldy." Growing on the banks of Onion Creek for over 500 years, "Old Baldy's" towering trunk and broad crown have provided shelter and shade for generations of Austinites.
Take your time enjoying "Old Baldy," because afterward there is only a short length of trail left before reaching the Smith Visitor Center and the parking area.
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Land Manager: Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)