It has been nine years since our club has hosted a walk at Guerrero Park in southeast Austin. Quite a bit has changed since then, and we have new sights and walking trails for you to explore. We will be using the same start point this Saturday as we did for our walk in 2014. It is the pavilion at Roy G. Guerrero Park, 400 Grove Blvd, Austin TX 78741.
However, very little of the walk this year uses the same route as the 2014 walk. We still go out to the historic Montopolis Truss Bridge, but this year we will be crossing the bridge and going to the new trailhead for the 10-mile 183 Trail that is under the bridge. It was created by the Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority (CTRMA) and is a recent addition to their trail system. Above is a picture of the Colorado River taken from the bridge, and below is a picture of the trailhead with tables, water fountains, par course equipment, and access to the Colorado River.
Below is the brochure for this year’s walk, but keep on scrolling for more info and pictures!
After visiting the Montopolis Bridge, we walk a short distance through a quiet neighborhood with great views of the Austin city skyline.
After that, the route goes through the Circle Acres nature preserve which is operated by Ecology Action of Texas. A picture from the trail through the nature preserve is below.
The 10 km walkers also get to walk through some nearby wooded areas and through a bit of the Austin Community College Riverside Campus. Below are a few pictures from the trail.
Just for nostalgia’s sake, here are a few pictures that Martin Callahan shared with us from our 2014 walk!
We’d love for you to join us on Saturday so we can make more great memories!