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green Pecan Flats Trail

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1.8 mile 3.0 kilometer point to point
98% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 150' 46 m
Descent: -116' -35 m
High: 1,014' 309 m
Low: 893' 272 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (2°)
Max Grade: 13% (7°)

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Trail shared by Jeremy Ruckel

An interpretive trail with a Central Texas plant guide, rolling through the granite hills of the area.

Jeremy Ruckel

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An entrance permit is required for all visitors to the park.

Description

Follow the self-guided interpretive trail with the free guide provided by the park and learn about some of Central Texas' flora. The trail makes a loop but there are other trails you can connect to for a longer run. There are some decent views along the trail of the area, overlooking the lake, seeing the dam and the surrounding hill country area.

The trail officially starts at the junction with the Lake Trail, however, the easier starting point would be the parking area on the side for Hwy-4. The trail is fairly easy going through the woods as it rolls atop some of the pink granite that is unique to the area. There is not much in the way of elevation change and few obstacles to look out for. From the start of trail, it heads west through the woods, crossing the road a tenth of a mile from the start. After 0.4 miles the trail splits; stay left to follow the interpretive signs. The trail passes a primitive toilet and turns south. Shortly after this, you'll reach a cut-off trail which will take you to the west side of the loop near where the trail split.

Continue on as the trail opens up and the woods open up. As you head south, you'll ascend a small rise via a gentle grade. At the top is the intersection with another connector trail that takes you to the Woodland Trail. Continue past this, begin descending as the trail heads north, and about 1.5 miles along the trail is a overlook of Inks Lake. Heading north, you'll pass the junction for the first cut-off trail before ending back where the trail split. Turn left to head back to the parking lot.

Flora & Fauna

Various cacti, ash juniper, oaks, wildflowers in spring, pecan, various other trees.

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Nov 23, 2018
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