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Zilker Park, TX

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Difficulty 0.5 of 5
Distance Round Trip 9 miles
Trailhead Elevation 467 feet
Elevation Gain 100 feet
Accumulated Gain 100 feet
Kokopelli Seeds 9.5
Interest Perennial Creek
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author avatar Guides 16,873
Routes 15,991
Photos 24
Trips 1 map ( 6 miles )
Age 22 Male Gender
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Preferred   Feb, Dec, Nov, Mar
Sun  5:35am - 7:20pm
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Overview
Zilker Park (aka Zilker Metropolitan Park) is a city park that offers biking, trail running, birding (though I was the only birder in that park), Frisbee golf, walking, canoeing, kayaking, and exercise training along the Colorado River in downtown Austin. Canoe and kayak rentals are available. The park also has a Botanical Gardens area and hosts live music events.


Hike
The Ann & Roy Butler Hiking & Biking Trail goes along the bank of the Colorado River in a wooded area of the park. It is generally flat and well-maintained and paved in some areas. The trail crosses the river on several bridges and extend beyond park boundaries. Animals to see along the trail are Carolina Chickadees, Buffleheads, Lesser Scaups, Blue Jays, Redwing Blackbirds, Doves, Pigeons, Texas River Cooters, Mockingbirds, Coots, and an occasional Wood Duck.



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2018-07-14 HAZ_Hikebot
    WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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    To hike
    See local maps for direction. Park is open from 5am to 10pm daily.
    page created by gummo on Feb 06 2016 4:49 pm
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