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Upcoming events

    • Saturday, October 10, 2020
    • 8:00 AM (CDT)
    • Saturday, April 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (CDT)
    • Balconies Canyonlands NWR

    The new schedule of Trail Maintenance Events has been posted. 

    Here are the dates and locations for October, 2020 - April, 2021:

    Oct. 10th  8:00 AM - 12:00 Warbler Vista

    Nov. 14th  8:00 AM - 12:00 Warbler Vista

    Dec. 12th  8:00 AM - 12:00 Warbler Vista

    Jan. 9th  8:00 AM - 12:00 Doeskin Ranch

    Feb. 13th  8:00 AM - 12:00 Doeskin Ranch

    Mar. 13th  8:00 AM - 12:00 Doeskin Ranch

    April 10th  8:00 AM - 12:00 Doeskin Ranch

    This is a great opportunity to do some valuable volunteer work for the Refuge. Get outdoors, get some fresh air, have a good time and meet some friendly people!

    For more information and to sign up to volunteer, contact Dan at trails@friendsofbalcones.org

    • Friday, November 27, 2020
    • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM (CST)
    • Doeskin Ranch
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Your choice:


    #OptOutside of Black Friday

    Join us for an "Opt Outside" hike on Black Friday, November 27 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm at Doeskin Ranch on RR 1174. We will start with the 0.6 mile Creek Trail.  It’s an easy-to-moderate hike through grasslands, and along the north end of the creek.  You’ll see lots of diverse habitat and plants.  Then if you’re up for it, you can continue to hike with us south along the creek, up the hill, circling the ridge along the Rim Rock Trail.  It’s a total of 2.2 miles with lovely hill country views through old growth cedar and oak savanna.  We have two Master Naturalists backed up by two members of the Trails Committee who will be leading the hikes this year. 

    Note: Registration will be limited to 30 people. Registration is now open for Friends of Balcones NWR only.

    If any spaces remain, non-members can register on or after Tuesday, Nov. 17.


    We will be following CDC Covid 19 protocols. MASKS ARE REQUIRED! Each hike will be limited to 10 persons per CDC Guidelines, but we intend to have several hikes to accommodate everyone who wishes to participate.

    As always, bring plenty of water, bug spray, and sunscreen.

    Some phone-based GPS’ will not work in this area. A printable map can be found here.


Email- friends@friendsofbalcones.org

Mail- Friends of Balcones

  PO Box 4678

Lago Vista TX 78645

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