Wild Basin Trail

MODERATE 40 reviews

Wild Basin Trail is a 1.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Austin, TX and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible from November until February.

2.0 miles 343 feet Loop

hiking

nature trips

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

Wild Basin is a good fitness trail since it is basically a descent and then s moderately to difficult climb back up to the trail head. The scenery is okay, but there many better options in West Austin. Road noise from 360 is a major drawback.

1 month ago

Very pretty and good amount of challenge. Short enough to not take up half the day. Has nice views of tree tops looking over west Austin and lots of shaded spots along the way. Perfect hike if you want variation and waterfalls in about 1.25 hrs

hiking
2 months ago

Took my kids (ages 6 & 3) for a hike to see the waterfall. We actually got lost at one point and a fellow hiker told me about this app, so thankful! It was great fun and, even though the 3 year old complained a bit at the end, they both managed this "moderate" trail well.

3 months ago

Great for trail running. Not crowded at all when we came around 7 pm. Very pretty views and waterfall.

Please don't come here; I want it all for myself.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

An alright trail. Well-maintained and easy to navigate. Some pretty cool views of the hill country and tiny waterfall. Not terribly muddy, even though it rained all week.

hiking
4 months ago

the trail was very simple and you could hear a little bit of traffic off in the distance. it was a good length, though, for being in the city.

hiking
4 months ago

It was quite nice especially without trail runners and dogs. The walks up the canyon gets a little tiring. Mostly shaded which is quite nice in this ungodly Texas heat.

5 months ago

5 months ago

Decent trail. Once you go into the basin, no views and no breeze. The waterfall is nothing special. Good to do once, would not do again.

6 months ago

6 months ago

6 months ago

Nice walk, a lot of shady spots, waterfall and even armadillos if your lucky

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful!

hiking
6 months ago

8 months ago

no pets allowed.

hiking
8 months ago

Great views, not too crowded. Very nice grotto / waterfall.

hiking
8 months ago

It is a great 45 minute hike. Took the kids out and they absolutely loved this trail. It is a little rocky in some areas - be sure to wear the right shoes. We stayed right the entire time. There are beautiful scenic overlooks and a gorgeous waterfall. The kids take water shoes and take a dip in the creek!

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

It was a nice trail. We stayed left the whole time and saw the waterfalls and creek. Gets your heart rate up for a quick 45 minute hike.