Wild Basin Trail

MODERATE 102 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 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

no dogs

hiking
21 hours ago

trail running
5 days 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.

7 days ago

16 days ago

hiking
28 days 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.

hiking
1 month ago

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

hiking
1 month 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.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail, amazing views and a small waterfall that falls into a crystal clear and fairly still pool of water below. There were more people than I expected but they were polite. Trails were very clean with no trash. Trails seemed very well maintained with pea gravel added for the wet areas. Small creek with crystal clear water and a pretty good current in some areas.

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

A great hidden gem just outside of Austin.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

walking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Nice simple trail. The waterfall was tiny when we went there. So unless it has been raining u won't see one. Nice views. No dogs allowed unfortunately.

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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.