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on Wild Basin Trail

hiking
5 days ago

Very nice hiking trails. Moderate level.

I went on a Tuesday morning and it was mildly crowded, but still lovely. There are many areas where the trail splits with no trail markers, however these all lead back to the same trail for the most part. The falls are small, though beautiful, and make a great little swimming hole.

Great View , loved the hike.

walking
19 days ago

The trail is all paved. Very good for biking. The surroundings are lovely. I saw lots of wildflowers and also some wild grape. There are some unpaved side trails that we're fun to explore.

Might send my family there to ride bikes. Probably won't walk there again. Walking mostly on pavement isn't my favorite kind of walk.

Great little hiding spot amongst the city. We drove by all the time and on the weekends it’s packed. We went during the week and there was a good amount of people still. There’s plenty of room to be in the water without others bothering you. We brought our dog and she loved it. The trail can be a little rough in some spot with slick rocks.

This is a great hiking trail that is scenic and not very difficult! We started near highway 290 and parked in the Specs parking lot at 4970 US-290. The entrance wasn’t too far from there. If you hiked the complete trail it’s about five miles and would take you to the Barton Springs pool.

on Wild Basin Trail

trail running
25 days ago

Fun place to run. Some flat, easy stuff, some technical stuff. It's not big but you can run around in loops, picking trails at random, and easily get in 4+ miles.

Easy elementary kid and up hike. A climb to the top at the beginning. Some drop offs so people who are afraid of heights may not like parts.

Always fun

walking
1 month ago

I went in not knowing what to expect. I simply wanted to enjoy a walk outdoors that was not on cement. This delivered. There are elevation changes as you walk down to a creek and back up again (oh and across the creek at a few points). I did reference the trail map on my phone so that made it much easier. I could see how simply following the signs would make for slight confusion. The waterfall was a little sparse but still pretty. I would definitely go again.

walking
1 month ago

fairly easy - but a maze of trails (with the map only being at the trail head it is easy to feel lost, BUT YOU'RE NOT, just stay on the path) lots it elevation change - gorgeous waterfall and creek. Strongly recommend if you're looking for a an hour (or so) hike.
No bathrooms or trash disposal along trail so prepare - also a variety of things prohibited - so leave the picnics and furry friends at home!

Great hike, then a quick dip in the falls! When there’s water.

hiking
1 month ago

I like bits of this trail. There are some pretty areas. It runs very near some private homes but I didn't find that terribly bothersome. It has a few established rock climbing walls and even nicer for the general public several swimming holes.

The trail is longer than a mile now. It does follow the Barton Creek Greenbelt trail for much of the time.

Worth at least a visit or two.

Brought my two dogs, so much goose poo and mud piles all over the trail. lots of bikes, kept having to get off the path into the grass/mud to let them by. Most never warned me they were coming up and startled my dogs. I wouldn't have minded too badly if they just warned me. Came across a dead dog in the field, and there were no rest spots to stand or sit and let the dogs breathe. It was ok, only will use if it rains again.

We went hiking here 2 days in a row and absolutely loved it. My puppy had never done a hike off-leash and he LOVED it. I wish there were more around us!

trail running
2 months ago

This trail is great for it's variety of surfaces in a small place. I like that there are small trail loops that can be combined into a great workout while still being near your car/water.

I wasn't aware to day was a holiday. There where a lot of people out there today! It's kinda cool to be running and jumping and ducking along the rocks and trees, and people look at you like you're nuts.

some parts are really nice and some parts are awful

nature trips
2 months ago

best trails to take your dog(s), if they have a good recall.

Not really moderate... easy trail, not really sure where it really ends though....I followed the all trails guide, but it definitely continues past where the end is listed. Nice views, but the bridge is the main attraction of the hike and to get up to the view point is more of a short climb than an actual hike.

trail running
2 months ago

Parking is usually pretty full, but since it was like 99% humidity and 45 degrees, I actually got there and had my pick. Ran all the trails a few times, just had to be careful not to slip.

I think the thing I like the best about this place is the variety: Waterfall (though not always gushing) into a small lake, the rock formations, the sparse trees up top and more dense vegetation at the bottom, the overlooks are all rather cool, and plenty of creek crossings.

hiking
2 months ago

Cute place! I loved it. It’s about 3 miles to see all of the trails. No pets allowed so there’s no worry about stepping in poo. There is a pretty creek, waterfall, and scenic overlook.

Gorgeous place. Love swimming here when there is water. Trail can get a bit yucky after rain.

hiking
2 months ago

Super cool. Myself, 3 year old and 5 month strapped to me. We only did about half the trail and I loved it.
A few options.
Starts at the top of a decent size hill and you work you're way downto valley. Did not see beckoning water fall this time.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trail. Only downside is all the dog poop everywhere. We found ourselves looking down most of the time to avoid stepping in what we could smell all around us.

If the dog owners would be responsible, the trail would be awesome.

I love that this trail has two falls on it. It isn't too up and down but it's rocky. Even though the rest of the creek was dry Sculpture Falls had water. Twin Falls looked like a fun place to boulder as it was dry. I didn't have time to try it, but I'll definitely go back.

Dogs are supposed to be on leash but almost no one follows that rule. Even when the APD has officers making people put their dogs back on leash they just let them off once the officers were gone.

hiking
2 months ago

Great views, but the trail going back gets pretty precarious at the very end. You're right on the edge of a dropoff - not advised for anyone unable to be extra sure with the footing. Also, you pass through a hole in a chain link fence, so we felt like we were trespassing. Also, a-holes have spraypainted lots of rocks and trees on the trail. What the hell, man? Overall, it's nice, but not a favorite.

hiking
2 months ago

Trail runs along creek bed in heavy tree cover. No views to speak of but a nice place to get out for a short hike.

trail running
3 months ago

Parked at Lakewood Dr parking lot. Found a way over the creek and then located a trail. Enjoyed the run to the falls and found a few geocaches.

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