Guided Hike: Martin Tract

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Meet up at BCNWR Headquarters
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Registration

  • Guided hike with trained hike leader

Registration is closed

Walking with the wildflowers and exploring the Martin Tract!


Join us for 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 experience this part of the refuge with the help of local naturalists.

Join 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. Check out the wildflowers, blooming trees and the song birds as they return to the refuge for spring mating season.

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 and is limited due to the nature of the hike and the hike location.

NOTE: Since this is on a closed portion of the refuge, restrooms and drinking water are not available at this hike location.

If we need to cancel, you will be notified by email before 6:00 am on the day of the hike.

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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