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Olympian Leonel Manzano to help open Granite Shoals hike-and-bike trail

Olympian Leonel Manzano to help open Granite Shoals hike-and-bike trail

JENNIFER FIERRO • PICAYUNE STAFF GRANITE SHOALS — Almost two years after walking what would become a trail system, Olympic silver medalist Leonel Manzano will return to his hometown May 9 for the official opening of the Leonel Manzano Trail. (more…)

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First Day Hike at Inks Lake State Park

Kick off healthier year with First Day Hikes (and yoga) at Texas state parks

INKS LAKE STATE PARK HOOVER’S VALLEY — Hike the Hill Country on a 2½-mile guided adventure with vista views atop outcroppings surrounding the lake at Inks Lake State Park. (more…)

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Santa Claus will lead a hike to the top of the batholith at Enchanted Rock State Natural Area on Dec. 13. The park is located at 16710 RR 965 between Llano and Fredericksburg. File photo

Go hiking with Santa Claus at Enchanted Rock

FROM STAFF REPORTS FREDERICKSBURG — Santa Claus is coming … Santa Claus is coming … Santa Claus is coming to … Enchanted Rock. Yeah, you read that right. Good Old St. Nick is making a stop by the pink granite dome, or batholith, on Dec. 13. He’ll even be leading a hike to the top […]

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Inks Lake State Park offering night and dog hikes in August

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — Hit the trails at night or take a morning excursion with your pooch at Inks Lake State Park in August. The park is located at 3630 Park Road 4 West. Entrance fees are $6 for ages 13 and older; $3 for Texas residents 65 and older; and free for children […]

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Hikes explore Enchanted Rock from all viewpoints

JARED FIELDS • PICAYUNE STAFF FREDERICKSBURG — Ascending to the top of Enchanted Rock is one of the most popular activities in the entire Texas park system. With lower-than-average temperatures so far this summer, Enchanted Rock State Natural Area has plenty of hiking options. (more…)

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101 FUN THINGS: Nature, beauty attract campers to Highland Lakes state parks

CONNIE SWINNEY • PICAYUNE STAFF JOHNSON CITY — Visitors from across the state will travel to Highland Lakes state parks for their next big camping adventures. “In today’s hectic lifestyle, camping allows a peaceful respite. It gets people back to nature, which a lot of people don’t get now with an urban lifestyle,” said John […]

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Start 2014 with First Day Hike, more at Inks Lake State Park

FROM STAFF REPORTS BURNET — If enjoying the outdoors is your New Year’s resolution, then take part in the activities at Inks Lake State Park in January starting with the First Day Hike on Jan. 1. The 2½-mile guided, family-friendly adventure is 1-3 p.m. at the park, 3630 Park Road 4 West. (more…)

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Hit the hiking trails in the Highland Lakes

Spring comes early in the Highland Lakes and  there’s no better way to experience it than hiking the Hill Country. The weather may be a little unpredictable (beautiful today or gorgeous today?!), but your biggest problem will be figuring out where to go first for the best hike. Two top-notch places for hitting the trail […]

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Explore the trail and waterways at Colorado Bend State Park

With, 5,300 acres of trails, campgrounds, water and wildlife, Colorado Bend State Park offers a variety of outdoor activities for any age and ability. Located near Bend, the park features 15.8 miles of hiking trails and 14 miles of mountain-biking trails. Backpackers can make a night of it at one of the two primitive backpacking […]

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A view of the falls at Pedernales Falls State Park near Johnson City, Texas. PHOTO: Staff

Relax and play at Pedernales Falls State Park in Johnson City

Checking out the falls at Pedernales Falls State Park is reason enough to head to this jewel of the Hill Country, but that’s not all this state park has to offer. Located at 2585 Park Road 6026 east of Johnson City, the 5,211-acre park first opened in 1971. With several trails, you can really stretch […]

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Hit the hiking trails in the Highland Lakes

Texas winters are mostly perfect for hiking. Two top-notch places for hitting the trail are Pedernales Falls State Park east of Johnson City and Inks Lake State Park southwest of Burnet. (more…)

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