Wild Basin Trail

MODERATE 118 reviews

Wild Basin Trail is a 2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and nature trips and is best used from November until February.

DISTANCE
2.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
380 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

hiking

nature trips

trail running

no dogs

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Nice short hike. I liked the intervals and partial shade, and it was pretty. Probably nicer when there is water in the waterfall.

trail running
12 days ago

Did some more trial running here. Wished I lived closer- with no traffic on 360, still take me 20 minutes to get here. This place has a great nature center. That has not much to do with trail running, but it's a nice place so I not it. But to my knowledge, there're no restrooms inside, and only one (rather large) portapotty outside.

But like I said before: good creek crossings, and really good climbs up stairs. Need a good leg workout, this is the place to be. Signs are good, trail is super easy to follow, and there's always people there so you'll never feel isolated- but I have yet to see any dogs, if that makes one feel better.

OK,. I'm rambling. I just really like this place. Great nature, great scenic views, great running and hiking.

trail running
14 days ago

20 days ago

Nice short hike. Trails were in good condition and well marked.

hiking
20 days ago

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

You can see the highway halfway through the hike. The waterfall was dry when I went but the area it's in is charming enough. The hike itself isn't difficult at all, just slightly elevated on the way back

hiking
30 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

walking
1 month 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
1 month 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.

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

trail running
2 months 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.

2 months ago

2 months ago