Guided Hike: Martin Tract

  • Saturday, January 29, 2022
  • 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Meet up at BCNWR Headquarters
  • 3


  • Guided hike with trained hike leader

Registration is closed

Join us in exploring the Martin Tract!

Grasshopper Sparrow courtesy of Melissa Cheatwood.

Have you ever wanted to take a peek behind the curtains of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge? Most of the refuge is closed to the public to allow for restoration and habitat management but now you can see closed parts of the refuge though our new Guided Hike series!  

Join an experienced guided hike leaders on a walk through time on the Martin tract of Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge. Enjoy long ranging views, learn about how the refuge has changed over time and the conservation work done today to enhance habitats for native Texas Hill Country plants and wildlife.

This 2.8 mile hike will be along an old 2-track ranch road that has 377 feet of elevation gains. The loose rocks combined with short steep slopes make this mostly unshaded trail a moderately difficult 2.5 hour hike. 

Registration is required. Total hike participants is limited due to COVID-19 guidelines. Masks are required on all federal lands when 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. 

Please note that restrooms and drinking water are not available at this hike location. 

About Us

The Friends of Balcones Canyonlands NWR is a 501(c)(3) organization whose primary purpose is to support the mission of the Refuge in restoring and protecting the habitat. The Friends are committed to building a diverse, vibrant community that appreciates, supports, and connects with nature in a meaningful way.

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Join the Friends in protecting the wildlife and habitat, and supporting the mission of the Refuge. Start by taking a hike or  attending an event, by watching the seasons change through what’s blooming, or by just watching a hawk soar, or even just sitting still and listening to the songbirds sing. You can have a positive impact. Come find your refuge at the Refuge and join the fun!

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