Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Marble Falls

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  • Wonderful area with miles and miles of paths to explore on a hilly site. We went when it was very chilly so there were no birds or other wildlife out, but the stands were amazing clear and peaceful. B...  more »
  • Nice quiet hike. The gal at the head quarters was great! Decided to do a few hikes. not a lot to see due to how tall all the trees are, but a nice cool excursion and get away.  more »
  • Very peaceful. Saw 2 other people. Realized the night before we went that the birds I wanted to see had already migrated south. Nice hill country drive. Take 328 through the park instead of the main r...  more »
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  • A really nice drive around that area. I can't remember the road name, but there is a really slow drive that cuts through the middle and it has some really nice views. Stop at the visitors center and ask. The visitor center has a couple of nice trails to walk. Really easy hike even with a toddler.
  • Nice quiet hike. The gal at the head quarters was great! Decided to do a few hikes. not a lot to see due to how tall all the trees are, but a nice cool excursion and get away.
  • Fantastic trail and walk with great views. Family friendly for ages 5 and up (at least on our case). Great find and highly recommended.
  • Helped Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge in setup of tables for the event. I helped show kids how to fish. We had channel catfish from the Inks Lake Fish Hatchery. These fish were spawned in July 2016. After event shutdown, I helped place the fish back into the bullfrog pond with Wildlife Biologist Scott Rowin, Gene, Joe, and Cameron.
  • This is a beautiful park. Watch out though, this address/map point takes you to the refuge head quarters. While the refuge is quite large only a small part is available to the public since the rest is, of course, a wildlife habitat. The rangers at headquarters are very knowledge and there's maps and guides which you might find helpful (we did!) but aside from a .3 mile stroll, there are no trails at this location. Check out their website to locate the actual three access points where you can hit the trails. Also watch, as some public access areas may be closed at varying times of the year due to birds nesting. We ended up at the Doeskin trails portion of the park and loved it! A couple mile hike, most of which was moderate to easy with some beautiful views was exactly what we were looking for!

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