Explore the most popular Bird Watching trails in Wild Basin Wilderness Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice trail. Easy, short hike.

Nice trail. No longer muddy as of this afternoon. Positives: pleasant walking trail, convenient to Austin, some nice views, plenty of shade. Negatives—at times, the views are of the highway, cell phone towers, office buildings and expensive houses. Overall, a decent, easy and short (50 minutes, and I was going slow & stopping to enjoy the scenery) urban hiking opportunity.

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29 days ago

Excellent moderate level trail. Plenty of stair-type climbs combined with recovery flats. Trail is well maintained.

Nice, well maintained loop, with lots of stairs to add to the workout.

Great trail! A lot of uphill, really worked my butt out. Saw a deer cross the trail. Make sure to donate.

good place for sightseeing and hiking. the trails are clean and pretty well marked. shady and peaceful. depending on the trail it’s an easy walk or a steep workout

Short and sweet hike. Thought we could swim in the cool waterfall but it was off limits. Great views along the way. Nice creeks and stuff!

Beautiful Trail. 2.5 mile long. Dont go just for the water fall wasnt that impressive. But trail was challenging and alot oslf shade. very relaxing.. Must do it.. Dont forget to DONATE!!

Gorgeous trail! You can make it as long as you want by taking the time to see all the overlooks and follow the creek to the waterfall. I definitely got a good workout in with the steps and change in elevation. I got a little looped around after following the creek, but trails are well labeled- I ended up coming out the way I entered at Arroyo... I will be doing this one again!

Favorite place to take a nature walk in austin so far. Nice, quiet, easy, pretty. Has a decent scenic view and features a small waterfall. Good distance to do the whole loop. Only downfall is that if you like to go in the mornings and are one of the first people on the trail, expect a good amount of spiderwebs. Carry a stick or something so you don’t get webs all over your body.

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muddy
6 months ago

Some muddy spots and high creeks but nothing dangerous. The waterfall is flowing and looks great.

Great little hike for a long lunch break. Beautiful views and great for little hideaway picnic spots. Dogs not allowed, and you can hear the 360 traffic halfway through the long loop, but definitely worth it. Elevation changes makes it a good little workout as well.

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7 months ago

Hiking with Julia, beautiful day

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rocky
7 months ago

Nice. Quiet. Good workout.

Pretty quick hike, you can do it in less than an hour. Great overlook and a nice waterfall.

Nice trail with some elevation change. I'm not terribly fit but it wasn't a bad hike.

Nice hike no dos. Trail a bit muddy after some rain. Easy hike with about 300 ft if elevation each side of the creek. Relaxing day hike.

No dogs allowed, limited parking, narrow trail & busy

Fun hike with some decent elevation change. The vistas were pretty and the waterfalls were gorgeous. Definitely a worthwhile hike!

Beautiful, well kept trail. Quite a bit of inclines if you take the longer path (outer trail). The waterfall, and creek were both very beautiful! I'd suggest lots of water and supportive shoes.. you'll be sore towards the end!

Beautiful scenery with a gorgeous little waterfall and pool (all the rain helps). We did the 1.8 mile loop which was a good length with our 18 mo. In tow. A great little hike right in town.

Absolutely gorgeous scenery. No pets allowed as this is a wildlife preserve. Wear sturdy shoes as the terrain can get tough. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. No entry fee but donations encouraged. Entrance is kind of hidden—driveway located on Loop 360 north.

Nice trail. Enjoyed the waterfall.

Great hike, nice elevation changes, beautiful scenery and well marked (which is a luxury in Austin). Highly recommend for a moderate and fun trail.

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