The Houston Happy Hikers are hosting this event. There will be a 5K and a 10K trail to choose from. Come and enjoy the outdoors and see the beautiful array of sycamore, cottonwood, and black willow along Big Creek and the Brazos River. Live oaks draped with moss can be seen along the trails. Some wild flowers will be in bloom. A tower and platforms are available for wildlife observation/photography. More than 270 species of birds have been sighted. Twenty-one species of reptiles and amphibians, including American alligator and 23 species of mammals including bobcat, white-tailed deer, raccoon, gray fox, and feral hog make their home here.
NOTE: There is a $7.00 entry fee into the State Park in addition to the walk fee. Leashed PETS are ALLOWED, but not in any of the lakes or waterways.
To participate in either of these walking events you are required to register at the start. Registration is anytime from 9 am – until Noon. Registration costs a mere $3.00. You will carry a start card with you and at the checkpoints your card will be marked.
This is not a speed competition. You are encouraged to bring along your children and walk/talk and spend some time together enjoying the great outdoors.
When you finish (anytime before 3 pm) you turn in your start card. If you are an official Volkssporter you will have an Event and/or Distance Record Book. When you turn in your start card you will receive a stamp in your record books.
If you do not as yet have an AVA record book, they will be for sale at the start/finish. Just ask for a new walker’s packet. The packet is $5.00 but it contains three coupons for free registration ($9.00 value) as well as both an Event and a Distance book.
Start Point: Visitor’s Center-Brazos Bend State Park, 21901 FM 762, Needville, TX
Directions from Houston: Take US 59 West (Southwest Freeway) toward Richmond. Exit south on FM 2759 (cross over the freeway). FM 2759 and FM 762 intersect. Travel straight across the intersection to FM 762. Follow FM 762 to the park on the left (approximately 12 miles). Enter the park and follow the main road to the visitors center.
Directions from San Antonio: Take I- 10 East to Sealy, exit on Highway 36 south. Follow Highway 36 approximately 22 miles, exit right onto Spur 10. Take a left at end of Spur 10 and enter Hwy 59 (Southwest Freeway). Exit on FM 762 (caution 762 makes a sharp turn when it meets 2759). Follow FM 762 for approximately 12 miles to the park on the left. Enter the park and follow the main road to the visitors center.
Hope to see you there!