Southeast Metropolitan Park Photos

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downtown austin from the trail (Photo by jimmy peace)
another of the ponds (Photo by jimmy peace)
one of the ponds (Photo by jimmy peace)
one of the ponds
A button bush by one of the ponds (Photo by plectrudis)
Mesquite scrub
Characteristic of part of the park (Photo by plectrudis)
"Silverpuff" fluffballs along the trail
A pleasant little swath of silverpuffs, a member of the daisy family (similar to, but not the same as dandelions). (Photo by plectrudis)
One of the ponds in the park. (Photo by Lone_Star)
View Of The Trail
Parts of the trail involve some mild elevation change. (Photo by Lone_Star)
This is where the trail starts/ends. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Hiking Trail Map
There is a display trail map at the trailhead. (Photo by Lone_Star)
Entrance Sign
This is the sign to the park. (Photo by Lone_Star)
peter cottontail
a rabbit (Photo by jimmy peace)
city view
view of downtown (Photo by jimmy peace)
bee life
bee and its food (Photo by jimmy peace)
birdlife out there (Photo by jimmy peace)
second pond
a view of second pond (Photo by jimmy peace)
catch and release
pond must be up (Photo by jimmy peace)
first pond
a view of first pond (Photo by jimmy peace)
on way to viewing area
on the way down (Photo by jimmy peace)
Southeast Metropolitan Park
Good view of Austin from here. (Photo by Sleepindog)
The trailhead has ample parking and a fantastic map of the trails. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Numerous dry stream bed crossings dot the trail, but they are easily forded because of the bridges like this one. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
Trail congestion
Rabbits, such as this one, were just about the only mammals encountered on the trail. And there were lots of them. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
A daytime sighting of a raccoon along the trail was an unexpected treat. (Photo by Austin Explorer)