Canyon of the Eagles, Lakeside Trail

Austin, Texas

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This 940-acre park has campgrounds, RV sites, and sixty-four dog-friendly rooms at the lodge, which also has a swimming pool and restaurant. An observatory on the property is open for public stargazing most Wednesday and Saturday nights. A joint venture of the LCRA, with assistance from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and a private company, Canyon of the Eagles is home to a variety of wildlife, and some 800 acres are a nature preserve, set aside for three species of threatened or endangered birds: the American bald eagle, the black-capped vireo, and the golden-cheeked warbler. A crushed granite surface heads through the brush, where it turns into mostly dirt, rock, and grass winding through open meadow. Views of the hills and Lake Buchanan appear, along with encounters with grasshoppers galore and dozens of dragonflies.

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"This 940-acre park has campgrounds, RV sites, and sixty-four dog-friendly rooms at the lodge, which also has a swimming pool and restaurant. An observatory on the property is open for public stargazing most Wednesday and Saturday nights.

A joint venture of the LCRA, with assistance from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and a private company, Canyon of the Eagles is home to a variety of wildlife, and some 800 acres are a nature preserve, set aside for three species of threatened or endangered birds: the American bald eagle, the black-capped vireo, and the golden-cheeked warbler. A crushed granite surface heads through the brush, where it turns into mostly dirt, rock, and grass winding through open meadow. Views of the hills and Lake Buchanan appear, along with encounters with grasshoppers galore and dozens of dragonflies."

Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Austin
Distance: 2.5
Elevation Gain: Minimal
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Easy
Duration: 1.25 hours
Season: March - June, October
Trailhead Elevation: 1,025 feet
Top Elevation: 1,025 feet
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: Canyon of the Eagles Hiking Trail and Endangered/Threatened Species Map
Driving Directions: Directions to Canyon of the Eagles, Lakeside Trail

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