What makes these places special?
The beautiful natural settings, solitude, and tranquility of the trails. The spectacular views from the overlooks on the trails, the Canyonland Rims, and the top of Mt Lakeway. The sound of the flowing water in the Canyonland streams. The beautiful natural setting in the Barnes Gardens. The graceful curves of the bridges. The natural settings surrounding the bridges. Listening to the flowing water in Hurst Creek from the Overlook. Watching the receding shadows on the landscape from the sunrise at the Overlook. Watching the sunsets at the Overlook. The ponds and the waterfall in wet weather in the Canyonlands. The great variety of birds in the Canyonlands, Smith Greenbelt, Hamilton Greenbelt, and City Park. The fall foliage in the Canyonlands. All the different shades of lime green on the new leaves in spring in the Canyonlands. The red/pink bark on the Madrone Trees in the Canyonlands, Mt Lakeway, and Serene Hills Trails.
Extra special, because all the Primitive Trails, Bridges, Overlook, Arbor at the Activity Center, Barnes Gardens, etc. were conceived, planned, designed and built by volunteers without City of Lakeway monetary assistance; only limited assistance of any other kind from the City. The primitive trails are almost solely maintained by volunteers!
Lakeway, TX, USA: Parks & Trails