Mother Neff State Park
On this Saturday, after the farmer's market, we decided to visit Mother Neff State Park. Mother Neff is one of the oldest Texas state parks. Isabella ("Mother") Neff donated the land in 1921.
Several years ago, it was severely damaged by flooding along the Leon River. This is the first time we visited it since it was repaired and reopened.
The first thing we noticed was the new entrance and ranger station. This is significantly up the hill from the old location. This spot used to be and undeveloped part of the park.
We stopped at the Ranger Station and flashed our season pass to get in. We picked up a map:
As this was our first "real" hike of the year, we selected a loop of new trails with little change in elevation: