Another hidden gem in Southwest Austin, within three miles of our son, Eduardo’s home, is Mary Moore Searight Park. The 344-acre site is located at 907 W. Slaughter Lane, one of the main thoroughfares in the neighborhood. Once an undeveloped forest of tangled live oak and cedar trees following Slaughter Creek, the park is now nestled between several residential areas.
We spent about three hours exploring the narrow paths over limestone rocks and under overhanging branches of trees that must have been hundreds of years old. There are more developed asphalt trails but we choose the paths less traveled.
According to Eduardo’s Garmin GPS, we hiked about 2.8 miles, a great adventure for an afternoon. The temperature was 67 degrees and there was a slight breeze that kept us cool. If you go, be sure to bring water as none was available.
As today was a weekday, there was ample parking and only a few hundred people enjoying this City of Austin Park. There are softball and volley ball facilities, a few restrooms near the parking lots, and many scattered picnic coves and park benches along the paths.
Oh, so good to see your trips back on. Enjoyed
You guys are so cute! Thanks for posting this adventure. It's good to "hear" from you!
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