Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve was founded in 1974 to protect some pristine Texas Hill Country and to provide nature education programs. Visitors enjoy 2 1/2 miles of hiking trails that pass through woodland, grassland, and streamside habitats. These habitats are home to threatened and endangered species, and hundreds of native plants, animals and birds. Wild Basin's nature education programs are funded by special events, memberships, corporate donations and grants. Mission To preserve and maintain the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, encourage and support scientific research, develop and evaluate interpretive and environmental education programs in order to serve the needs of the general public. Open Sunrise to Sunset, 7 days a week.

hiking
1 day ago

on Wild Basin Trail

hiking
5 days ago

Short but varied, easy in parts, hard in others, well maintained, clean and well marked, there is a creek and a waterfall.

hiking
7 days ago

walking
24 days ago

Nicely marked making this an easier adventure. Cute waterfall If it has been raining. Can be a challenge, all up Hill on way back to your car.

hiking
26 days ago

Nice trail with all types of terrain. Short 2 miles, but with hills and even level trail it's still a good workout. Great views throughout make it hard to believe you're still in Austin.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

This place has it all: wide and skinny trails, rocky and smooth trails, open areas and wooded areas, plenty of creek crossings and plenty of choices of trails. As you can see on the map, it's not just one loop trail, but many trails. They are clearly marked, there are really no off-shoot trails so you won't go the wrong way and get lost.

Stairs. You want a good workout? This place has many and massive stairs to climb. OK, maybe not a super amount- this is no grand canyon obviously. But there're more than enough stairs- some natural rock, some with wooden supports; some are rather short, some you gotta step up a foot at least. If you just walk some of the shorter paths, it could be a somewhat easy hike. But try and hit all of them, and you'll have a great workout.

Also, great scenery here. There's a waterfall, there're plenty of creek areas that look nice, and at the beginning (if you go on the northmost trail), you have some historical markers, a shaded bench, and a great view.

hiking
1 month ago

Not super exciting. Pretty short trail. The waterfall was more of a water trickle when i saw it yesterday. I would rate this easy, not moderate. You can hear the highway for a lot of the hike also.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice trails, some decent climbs, but overall not spectacular. Views aren't great, but waterfall is nice. Great for beginners.

hiking
2 months ago

Stunning trail. There's a mix of everything, and enough altitude change that it's a decent workout for a short hike. I absolutely loved the waterfall area...so beautiful! If only you could go swimming in it...Only downside is the noise from 360 and there were a lot of bugs. Otherwise I highly recommend.

hiking
2 months ago