McKinney Roughs Nature ParkRiverside Trails

Garfield, Texas

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This route combines the best of the 17 miles of McKinney Roughs Nature Park’s crisscrossed collection of loops and out-and-back trails into one spectacular 2.5-mile hike. Start from the flat ridgetop, then head down to the Colorado River, getting sweeping views of rolling box canyons, steep ravines, juniper and oak forests, wildflower meadows, and the river itself. Pass through four Texas ecoregions: post oak savanna, blackland prairie, east Texas piney woods, and central Texas plateau.
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by Keith Stelter (Falcon Guides)

This route combines the best of the 17 miles of McKinney Roughs Nature Park’s crisscrossed collection of loops and out-and-back trails into one spectacular 2.5-mile hike.

Start from the flat ridgetop, then head down to the Colorado River, getting sweeping views of rolling box canyons, steep ravines, juniper and oak forests, wildflower meadows, and the river itself. Pass through four Texas ecoregions: post oak savanna, blackland prairie, east Texas piney woods, and central Texas plateau.

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Activity Type: Hiking, Horseback Riding
Nearby City: Garfield
Distance: 2.5
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.75 hours
Season: September to June
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Local Maps: NCGS Topo: Utley 7.5' quad
Driving Directions: Directions to McKinney Roughs Nature Park:Riverside Trails

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