Explore the most popular nature trips trails near Austin with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Nice easy hike with good views of the lower and upper waterfalls. Go early to avoid the crowds of people swimming. The paved Onion Creek loop adds some miles but is more like a leisurely walk instead of hiking. Nice wildflowers along the loop.

backpacking
2 days ago

Fantastic trail. Great for a long backpacking training hike.

Ok route, very well marked and traveled.

Great hike trail went on Mother’s Day

Love to hike on weekends and on climb some bluffs here. It has some pretty nice views and fun sights! Bring bug spray, camera, and sun screen. There are also lots of animals out there!

Nice very scenic. Lots of shade. MTB trails everywhere.

Beautiful scenes along lake
Many joggers and cyclists
Worth the time and effort

Nice park for the family and dogs!

fun trail for the family, well marked and cool sights

Decent spot to swim but the red trail runs right next to a road the entire time. Not the best hike

Loved the trails and views were absolutely spectacular. Best of all it was quiet and not a lot of foot traffic.

hiking
28 days ago

Great trail. It's pretty crowed unless you go really early.

29 days ago

Great trail, not very technical for hiking but dog and family friendly. Lots of side trails to explore and wander. Watch for mountain bikers coming around corners but everyone courteous.

on Wild Basin Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice hiking trails. Moderate level.

This is a private property and trail not open to public

hiking
1 month ago

Great urban hike! Can be modified to be up to 10ish miles.

I went on a Tuesday morning and it was mildly crowded, but still lovely. There are many areas where the trail splits with no trail markers, however these all lead back to the same trail for the most part. The falls are small, though beautiful, and make a great little swimming hole.

Mild hike, rocky at parts, had to cross in the creek twice. Hill of life was a great end to the trail! Mostly shaded woods, so bring bug spray. Still Texas, so bring sunscreen too!

Technical trail, lots of rocks, roots and stairs on stairs on stairs! Beautiful. The river was dry so no waterfall but still gorgeous.
plenty of people on the trail during the week. I felt safe running alone.
Bring water!
There is no turn around point for the shorter trail. The trail is well marked with signs every .25 miles

hiking
1 month ago

This is an easy trail with some very pretty water features and creek access. There are great offshoots that make it a little more exciting!

Great View , loved the hike.

1 month ago

Walk, bike, jog, bring your dog all on a dirt or paved path along winding Walnut Creek.

Lots of great options- I just let my dog lead the way and took several side trails. Lots of flat trails that are easy and lots of opportunity to get to the creek.

Easy route, beautiful view of creek the whole time, and water is low enough to step across

It was easy and relaxing.

walking
1 month ago

The trail is all paved. Very good for biking. The surroundings are lovely. I saw lots of wildflowers and also some wild grape. There are some unpaved side trails that we're fun to explore.

Might send my family there to ride bikes. Probably won't walk there again. Walking mostly on pavement isn't my favorite kind of walk.

Fun mountain biking trail.

Great little hiding spot amongst the city. We drove by all the time and on the weekends it’s packed. We went during the week and there was a good amount of people still. There’s plenty of room to be in the water without others bothering you. We brought our dog and she loved it. The trail can be a little rough in some spot with slick rocks.

Nice trail.

But since it was a holiday weekend, it was pretty busy.

Two things:

What’s the point of picking up after your dog with a baggie if you’re just going to leave it on the trail?

If you’re looking for solitude, be ready for people sitting on the rocks by the falls with music playing from a speaker.

Other than that, great trail and a fun day.

Load More