McKinney Falls State Park to celebrate National Trails Day

UPDATE 4:37 pm Friday: This event has been cancelled due to weather.

 

 

In this 2015 file photo, Jaden Greer, 11, walks along remants of the the El Camino Real trail that extended from Mexico City through Texas and Lousiana. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN
In this 2015 file photo, Jaden Greer, 11, walks along remants of the the El Camino Real trail that extended from Mexico City through Texas and Lousiana. Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

 

***********UPDATE: THE EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED********

Earlier:

Spanish explorers, missionaries and Native Americans all have hiked a 2,500-mile “royal road” between Mexico City and Natchitoches, Louisiana.

This weekend, the National Park Service, El Camino Real National Historic Trail Association and McKinney Falls State Park will team up to celebrate the historic route on National Trails Day.

Ranger-led hikes, trail stewardship projects, information booths, a formal presentation and a Junior Ranger challenge are scheduled from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday. The event is free, but normal park entrance fees of $6 per person (free 12 and under) apply.

For more information on McKinney Falls State Park, go here.

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/mckinney-falls or call (512) 243-1643.

For more information about El Camino Real de los Tejas National Historic Trail, go here.

McKinney Falls State Park will celebrate Natinoal Trails Day this Saturday. File photo by Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN
McKinney Falls State Park will celebrate celebrate El Camino Real during National Trails Day this Saturday. File photo by Tom McCarthy Jr. for AMERICAN-STATESMAN

Author: Pam LeBlanc

Pam LeBlanc writes about fitness and travel for the Austin American-Statesman. She has worked for the Statesman since 1998 and written her weekly fitness column, Fit City, since 2004.

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