Someone told Buttercup there might be bears in there. At just two-years-old, she is both gullible and brave.
My brother, sister-in-law and their kids were in town and they said “let’s do something Austin-ish” so I started to pack a backpack for St. Edward’s Park on Bull Creek (see the pins in the middle of the creek), then my other brother said, “Hey, they want to head back to Houston in an hour” so I had to re-think. We changed plans and headed to the Lamar and 31st access point on Shoal Creek, right in the middle of town.
The access point at Lamar and 31st drops down from street level quickly, with cliff walls of rock on your left and the creek on your right. Lamar isn’t far away, but it feels like you must have driven for hours to see this beautiful place.
All five girl cousins ages 2-10 ran, climbed and squealed along the trails. It was all the fun they could handle and it didn’t cost money or involve sugar. I can’t wait until more family comes to visit and I can bring them too.
Find more information about Shoal Creek on Austin Kids Hike, this story is from Trail Head #5.