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Lots of little bluestem in the post oak savannah section
Winter color on one of the many clumps of little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium) on the post oak savannah section of the Pine Ridge trail. (Photo by plectrudis)
Pine Ridge Trail, Scenic Overlook
A really pretty view (nicer than the pic captures) of a bend in the river and peaceful pastures divided by woods. The turnoff to get to trail marker 10 is just to the left of this fence. (Photo by plectrudis)
Colorado River Overlook
Taking a break at the overlook. (Photo by Eveline)
Wildflowers were in full display along the trails. (Photo by Lone_Star)
These cottonmouths were sunning on a rock along the trail. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Cactus Flowers
The cacti were in full bloom. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Massive Pecan Tree
This pecan tree is massive! Note the size of the picnic table next to the base of the trunk for scale. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Colorado River
This scenic overlook provided a nice view of the Colorado River. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Entrance Sign
This is the sign at the entrance of the park off Hwy 71. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Taking a Dip
A horseback rider leads his horse and another riderless horse into the Colorado River for a shallow dip. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Trail View
The long a straight trail here beckoned me to complete it and mark it off my list of trails to do here. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Colorado River
Looking down on the Colorado River from the Bluff Trail Overlook. If you close closely enough you can see someone's horse (I think!) wading in the water below. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
On the trail
Here I am on the trail heading downhill. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Fire Damage
A view from the trail showing some trees that had burned in the 2008 that hit part of the park. Note the lush vegetation growing up and rejuvenating the area. It's coming back. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Zoey's a great hiking dog and she strongly recommends McKinney Roughs (Photo by estudio64)
Learning Center
McKinney Roughs includes an extensive learning center and hosts many school groups to teach children about the environment. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
An observation deck at the park headquarters provides great views over the terrain below. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Boggy path
This path is along the Riverside section of the trail. The trees are quite dense in this area as you can see. (Photo by schrochem)
Twisty path
On the Cypress trail the path gets pretty twisty b/c it is hiking only. (Photo by schrochem)
These seemed to be placed at trailheads where only hikers were allowed. Evidently, horseriders would have to duck to get past. (Photo by schrochem)
Heading down the river trail
(Photo by seejanplay7)
Colorado River seen from the trail. There is a picnic table here along the banks. (Photo by seejanplay7)
Colorado River access. It is possible to walk out on the rocks here. (Photo by seejanplay7)
McKinney Roughs
Very nice view of the Colorado River from the Overlook. (Photo by Eveline)