McKinney Roughs Nature Park

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Address: 1884 Hwy 71 West, Cedar Creek, TX 78612
Difficulty: Beginner with some intermediate sections
Distance: Total park mileage is 17mi
Terrain: Double and Single track dirt. The clay dirt gets sticky when wet. Be aware this is an Equestrian trail.
Amenities: Restrooms and camping. $5 entry 
Parking: Street parking on Trophy Dr and overflow parking in the school or swimming pool parking lot.

Park Map: https://www.lcra.org/parks/Documents/parkmaps/McKinney-Roughs-Nature-Park-Map.pdf

This is a great option just outside of Austin. The trails are different from much of the hill country trails with taller pine trees and more granite instead of limestone. Because this trail is made for horses, it is wide and less technical. This is great for those looking for a beginner friendly course. It is well marked as well, so with this above map you should be set to run on your own. 

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