San Marcos Greenbelt Alliance •  107 E. Hopkins St. Suite 121A; San Marcos, Texas 78666

The Loop


San Marcos River Walkers Sponsor Prospect Park and City Hike April 10

The San Marcos River Walkers invite you to a 10K walk on April 10 featuring the trails in Prospect Park. The walk begins at Dunbar Activity Center; one loop passes through older neighborhoods and goes into Prospect Park. This park offers a good walking trail and geographic features of the Hill Country such as sinkholes, wetlands and oak mottes. Educational signs explain these features. The second loop goes through the historic Dunbar neighborhood and through the center of the city, passing the Amtrak station and an older railroad station.

Routes are on park trails, sidewalks and pavement.  Wheelchairs and strollers need to stay on the ADA trail in Prospect Park. Others may continue on a single track dirt trail that is rated 2+ in difficulty due to the limestone outcroppings and rise and dips in the trail. Rewards include an extra 1K credit and fields of bluebonnets and other wildflowers along the trail.

Dogs are not allowed in Dunbar Center building and must be on a leash at all times; cleanup is mandatory. This walk qualifies for the Railroad Heritage, 35 on 35, and Museum Walk America special events. You may register (801 Martin Luther King St., San Marcos) any time between 8 a.m. and noon and must finish by 3 p.m. Contact Barbara Piersol at 512-396-4463 or [email protected]. The walk is an IVV sanctioned event and more information can be found at
— Marilyn Brister

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