Spent a cloudless spring morning with my 13-year old son and husband on the 4-mile loop trail, finishing with the .6 mile climb to the summit. Beautiful countryside, the cacti were in bloom. And the trails were clean and well-kept. And for a Sunday we had the loop trail practically to ourselves. The drive there from Austin is very pretty. As our reward we drive 15 miles up the road to the best pit BBQ we've ever had -- Cooper's in Llano, Texas. A perfect day in Hill Country!