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blueBlack Rimrock Trail

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1.7 mile 2.7 kilometer point to point
88% Runnable
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 229' 70 m
Descent: -282' -86 m
High: 1,306' 398 m
Low: 1,077' 328 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 6% (3°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)

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Trail shared by Jeremy Ruckel

Run up to the top of a hill with good central Texas views.

Jeremy Ruckel

Features Birding · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers

Description

The trail starts off from the parking lot and gradually goes downhill and crosses a creek. The track switches back going up the hill. There are nice views towards the west on the way up.

Once at the top, the trail levels out, and you can take the Shin Oak Trail around the backside of the hill or continue along the Rimrock Trail which follows the western/northern portion of the hill. The trail then goes back down the hill through switchbacks and becomes doubletrack and recrosses the creek.

There are a lot of pretty good views of the surrounding area, but you must find them between the trees that are abound at the top of the summit.

Flora & Fauna

The Balcones Canyonlands Preserve is a habitat for the protected Golden Cheek Warbler and Black Capped Vireo. Oak trees and cedars abound, and there are some wild flowers around in the fields. Be on the look out for rattlesnakes, which we encountered right off the trail.

There is not a lot of shade along the trail, except when ascending or descending the hill, meaning it is probably not a great choice for Texas summers.

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Jan 5, 2019
Dayna S
Sunny and dry. Very impressed by the creek! 3.5mi — 0h 45m

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