Best Trails near Leander, Texas

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on Vista Knoll Loop
14 days ago

hiking

Nice hike, took plenty of water.

on Cactus Rocks Trail
1 month ago

hiking

These trails were a pleasant surprise! It was about 85% shaded trails with some slight elevation and interesting rock formations. The only wildlife I saw/heard were hundreds of cicadas. I did see several areas of fresh hog rooting(s), but heard nary any oink. This was well worth the drive from Georgetown.

on Cactus Rocks Trail
1 month ago

hiking

this is a great Trail for hiking for an hour. there's a total of 3 trails end of the trails this one is the most difficult, but it is fun to hike in the morning. There are a couple good photo opportunities along the way.

on Vista Knoll Loop
2 months ago

hiking

This is on my way home so it's easy to stop off and spend an hour doing a light workout and decompress. It's not too hard and has awesome views. If you happen to be there when the sun is setting it's very pretty.

on Williamson Co. Park Natur...
3 months ago

hiking

Great.

on Vista Knoll Loop
3 months ago

I love all of the trails at the Balcones Canyonlands Wildlife Refuge. the Vista Knoll Trail is moderate with Rocky Terrain and a gorgeous view of parts of Lake Travis. Completely worth the 26 mile drive from my house.

on Vista Knoll Loop
4 months ago

hiking

Very nice.

on Cactus Rocks Trail
4 months ago

hiking

It's an ok trail... Only a few views on the way to Ridge trail.

on Cactus Rocks Trail
4 months ago

hiking

Wonderful trail. Had both 8 y.o. twin girls and our 3 y.o. son. They had a blast. Only saw three other people so kids were able to run ahead a bit. Did all the trails, about 3 miles, and kids still wanted to keep going. Will return.

on Williamson Co. Park Natur...
6 months ago

hiking

No trail markers, endless branches off the trail, very limited shade and a lack of wildlife make this a trail to skip.

on Vista Knoll Loop
7 months ago

Loved the views, trail had good markings pretty clear path and benches really great trail definitely worth the drive!

on Cactus Rocks Trail
1 year ago

hiking

Good family trail we also did the trail up to the lookout. Nice view of the 40 foot low lake Travis, good rest spot. If you do all 3 trails its about 3.25 miles.

on Vista Knoll Loop
2 years ago

hiking

This 0.5 mile loop is only worth the trip if you also hike the Cactus Rock (1.5 mile) and the Ridgeline (1.4 mile) as all three come together at one point. The Ridgeline is probably the most technical of the three but all provide good canopy and views. It's a nice hike. We ended up hiking 3.78 miles in total in just over 1 hr and 50 min. No pets are allowed.

on Williamson Co. Park Natur...
2 years ago

nature trips

We have a home being built in the Highlands at Mayfield Ranch and heard there were trails around the sub division. We just scratched the surface this morning. It's a flat and easy hike and the trails led us to the Williamson County Regional Park that is absolutely excellent and well maintained. There is a disc golf course that I've been wanting to do and will do so tomorrow morning at it and a splash pad for all to cool off. We took our little pooch and he got tuckered out so we had to cut it short but will return tomorrow to explore more of the many trails. I'm sure I will frequent this often since it's gonna be in my back yard. :)

on Cactus Rocks Trail
2 years ago

hiking

We ended up hiking this and most of the Ridgeline trail as well. In all, we trekked about 3.2 miles. We hit the trail at 7:30am and only met one other hiker. We took our dog as we weren't not aware that pets weren't allowed until we were there. We ended up leashing him and taking him along with no issues. The views were nice and the trail well maintained. The slight elevations were easy for all including our small dog. During this time, it's best to get out before it gets super hot even though the majority of this trail is shaded. Will return.

on Cactus Rocks Trail
2 years ago

hiking

This was a simple and easy hike. There were some pretty hill country views. I didn't have my kids with me but both my 5yr old and 3yr old could have done this. I will be back...kids in tow.

on Cactus Rocks Trail
2 years ago

hiking

I"m out of shape and completed this trail without trouble. My 5 year old tagged along and only got tired on the last leg.

There is a lot of shade from the trees. The elevation seems to get a good breeze. Will be back.

on Cactus Rocks Trail
3 years ago

hiking

Nice easy trail. Easy access. The trail has great hill country views as well as a good chance to see wildlife. Overall trail was enjoyable just not long enough.

on Vista Knoll Loop
4 years ago

hiking

Moderate hike nice view of Lake Travis. But in the future the view could be marred by the 1800 home sub division and commercial development proposed for that area. :-(