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Best Trails near Austin, Texas

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on Turkey Creek Trail
1 day ago

Great hike for quiet seclusion a short drive from downtown Austin.

on Riverplace Nature Trail
1 day ago

trail running

We love trail running! Be aware, that this is a VERY intense course to run. There are endless stairs up and down. Make sure to bring a camelbak or some sort of hydration. This is an out and back route, not a loop. So remember that as you plan your run or hike. We can't wait to go back over and over and over!

on Riverplace Nature Trail
2 days ago

Definitely wanna go back there.. this is my favorite of all trails i've been.

on Wild Basin Trail
2 days ago

No dogs allowed...

on Wild Basin Trail
4 days ago

hiking

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.

on Barton Creek Greenbelt
6 days ago

hiking

Really fun trail. We did it while it was raining and the trees offered a lot of cover from the weather. Went off the trail into the creek area and encountered a water snake--it was large. I recommend staying on the paths. Great trail though

on Balconies Club Track
8 days ago

walking

my dog and i love this trail and we love the trail on the other side of Spicewood Club even more. The trails which are closed golf courses with paved golf cart paths are used by dog walkers and joggers and have the best vistas, views and varied terrain making our hikes the best ever. Since there is no shade, we hike the path early morning or late evening in the summer. We impatiently wait for fall and winter so we can add these two great paths to our list of Austin trails. Kudo's to the Country Club for making these closed course available to the neighborhood for human and canine exercise.

on Barton Creek Greenbelt
8 days ago

Been here twice! Good distance for hiking! The river is awesome!

on Riverplace Nature Trail
10 days ago

hiking

nice location, medium traffic on the weekends. lots of stairs and many elevation changes up/down. creek was dry but this is Texas during August.

on Barton Creek Greenbelt
11 days ago

hiking

This was a really fun trail. Not too difficult but very rocky in some parts so make sure to have good shoes with moderate support. You pass lots of good places where you can get into the water and there are a few places where you can climb around on rocks. I also really enjoyed walking in the parts on the creek that were dry. We saw a couple of snakes and lizards but they were the harmless kind so they were fun to see. The only negative comment I have about this trail is about the loop at the end. I would just skip it next time; the trail get very thin and the brush is tall and you can't avoid touching it. The view through the loop isn't very nice either. Amazing trail though!

on Barton Creek Greenbelt
11 days ago

hiking

Love it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤

on Turkey Creek Trail
12 days ago

hiking

Water shoes needed. Very rock and steps.

on Sculpture Falls Hike at B...
14 days ago

hiking

Great hike and very challenging in sections. Falls were awesome and the kids loved it!

on Riverplace Nature Trail
14 days ago

hiking

Excellent trail and an incredible workout with all the (natural) stairs and elevation changes. It is shaded the entire way, which makes it even better. What i really love though is there are no bikers...makes the hike so much more enjoyable.

on St Edwards Park Creek Tra...
14 days ago

hiking

I keep reading how this place is a hidden gem but it's horribly maintained and everything is overgrown. Not to mention that almost no one observes the "leash your dog" signs. Parking is very limited, so unless you go early, don't bother. The only redeeming quality here is that the trails are well marked. If you want a hike that's worth your time in Austin, check out the River Place Nature Trail.

on Barton Creek Greenbelt Tr...
15 days ago

First actual hike. Went with a group. we had a blast. just have to watch out for the cyclists and runners.