Trails Category Archive

View of bluebonnets and huisache daisies in the Savanna Meadow Savanna Meadow Trail -

Savanna Meadow Trail The Savanna Meadow Trail provides great views of the Central Complex archicture as it meanders through several wildflower meadows, lush with Indian paintbrush and bluebonnets in the spring and early summer, featuring beautiful prairie grasses year round. Take a short side trip to see the Wildflower Cave, where the soluble limestone has […]

John Barr Trail with bluebonnets John Barr Trail -

John Barr Trail The John Barr Trail stands alone as a loop or connects to the longer Simmons Research Trail. Cross the side driveway (where roadrunners are commonly seen!) and the enter one of our distinct “outdoor classrooms.” The trail is a great place to observe and learn about native plants and landscapes while you walk in nature. […]

Restoration Research Trail Simmons Research Trail -

Simmons Research Trail Cross the side driveway (where roadrunners are commonly seen!) and follow the shorter John Barr Trail to the extended loop of the Simmons Research Trail. The trail highlights the research conducted by the Center to better understand the effects of fire, grazing and mowing on the growth of native grasses and landscapes. There are several plots […]

Arboretum Meadow Arboretum Trail -

Arboretum Trail Arboretum Trail will take visitors on a tour through the towering oaks of the Texas Arboretum, winding through open fields and even featuring a shady grove where swings invite passersby to sit a while and take in nature’s soothing sights and sounds. The deeper soils of this area allow for the growth of a […]

Woodland Trail Keli Howell Wagner Woodland Trail -

Savanna Meadow Trail The Woodland Trail, at the west edge of the Family Garden, offers a short and serene stroll among several species of mature oaks, possumhaw, yaupon, agarita and other trees and shrubs. Walk parallel to the creek bed and listen for birds and melodic wind chimes. Watch for bronze sculptures, tributes to native […]


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