Dogs No Dogs
Birding · Fall Colors · Wildlife
Leashed dogs are only allowed on Saturdays, but check the website
for specific details.
Need to Know
Admission is free, although donations are gladly accepted. Trails are open from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Trails are open at the discretion of the Audubon Society and are based upon current trail conditions. As with any hike you should apply Leave No Trace principles as you journey through the forest. Although hiking is free they ask that you check-in at the office of the visitor's center.
The trail begins behind the visitor's center where you check-in and get your trail map. There is a sign designating the trail which immediately proceeds to your left. There is a short trail to the right that leads to a bird viewing blind, if you are interested in some bird watching.
As you begin your hike the trail travels through small groves of Oak, Cedar, and other varieties of hardwood species trees. The grade is extremely gentle and ADA accessible. You travel only a short distance before you hit the turnaround and begin your hike back to the visitor's center. The trail is very well maintained and covered in crushed gravel, with no tripping hazards present. A great short hike to get out and enjoy nature.
Flora & Fauna
As with most Texas Trails there are plenty of poisonous plant life throughout the forest, so sticking to the trails is highly encouraged. Being an Audubon center, birdlife is a focus, so expect to see many different species as you travel through the forest. Bird boxes litter the tree tops along the hike, inviting many viewing opportunities, so bring your binoculars or camera.
Shared By: John Shuttlesworth