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.
This was a great, tree covered, quiet trail. Easy accessibility from Loop 360 causes a few places on the trail to have road noise, but those moments pass quickly. The closeness of the trail to the city and manageable length for families is invaluable. The views, trickling stream and small waterfall make it a very enjoyable experience.
It is always pretty quiet on these trails and there are a lot of trail choices from easy to moderate. The waterfall is beautiful. This trail has really helped me get back into shape, a fair hike up Youpon gets my heart rate up. It has served as a go-to trail for me, even if I want to hike farther than 2 miles it has been a trail I've been able to loop without getting bored of the scenery.