Outward Bound, Austin

Directions:   From Austin take SR 256 east to SR 203 north. Enter Hardy Lake Area, trail head on left approx. 1/4 mile past entrance gate

Trail Information:  The outward bound itself is approx. 2.05 mi but can easily be combined with one or two others (Island and Cemetery) to make an approx. 4 miler without leaving "the woods". No huge hills but plenty of small ups and downs. Part of trail runs along shore of Hardy Lake. For some reason there is always a smell of Skunks along the trail!!!!! (only adds to the allure)

Miscellaneous Information: Nice Park area at Hardy Lake-shelter house, camping, beach. Other trails in park also.

R. Brett Turner