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

hiking
rocky
17 hours ago

Great trail! Some tougher spots with the rocky areas, but overall very fun. Beautiful views and my dog loves it.

if you like the smell of sewer gas this is the trail for you. we walked along the trail and every other sewer manhole was open so we got a good smell. try some other Trail this has to be one of the worst in Austin.

walking
19 hours ago

Warning to anyone out on these trails. I’ve encountered copperheads on the edge of the paths 17-Mar-19. They blend very well with the current foliage and are very aggressive. They are venomous!

one of my fav MTB trails!

Easy, shady, very nice
#1San Antonio

It was drizzling and mild temperatures when I hiked the summit trail today—good Texas wildflower weather!
My tracker said I did 1.72 miles and about a 580 ft elevation climb. There isn’t much of a trail passed the point when you actually start climbing, as it is just a big rock... It is maybe 45 minutes or so up and back.
Look for the Vernal Fairy Shrimp near the top in the pools... though you could probably confuse them with mosquito larvae if you truly have no idea what you’re looking for LOL
The benchmark is on the backside of the summit and going down (I think) is harder than the rise because you’re more likely to slip.
Check it out! It’s one of the few hikes like this you can find in the Texas Hill Country!

My husband and I are first time trail hikers! We did level 4 to push ourselves and it was definitely an exhilarating challenge for us! We're planning on going further next time. We loved the greenery and the scenery!

hiking
1 day ago

This is a great backpacking trail. The elevation is fairly gentle and there are places to stop throughout. One thing is that the water you can filter has lots of algae growth right now, so any water that wasn’t from a campground tasted earthy/green after filtering. Anyway, we went fairly slow - started at Cedar Breaks Thursday afternoon, stealth camped about a mile before Texas Camp for bight one, and had a site at Jim Hogg night two. There are a few forks in the trail that aren’t marked, and it isn’t well marked close to mile 15 when you need to not keep along the wide Jeep path you’ve been on and instead turn away from the lake to cross the water. Other than that, this trail is great!

This trail is currently closed.

I hiked three trails at Meridian State Park, combined as a loop. Started on the Bosque hiking trail, looped on the Little forest Junior Trail, looped on the Shinnery Ridge Trail, and always coming back and finishing on the Bosque hiking trail.

Nice variety of habitat, Rocky ledges, Rocky streams and creeks. A lot of Cedar and Juniper breaks/forests. Roughly 3/4 was easy, and 1/4 of the trail was moderate to difficult

hiking
1 day ago

I only did a put 3 miles out of the total 12 and was not at all hard like it's rating. It was actually a little boring. I think it's probably a better horseback riding trail than a hiking one.

Good trail. Had to carry my 4 year old son most of the way. Good views of east side and west side El Paso. Not a fan of the large rocks that make up the path in some parts. Overall good trail for parent/child time. Be wary that you make have to carry your child back to your vehicle.

hiking
rocky
1 day ago

Nice trail leading up to a cave. Some lose rocks. Careful coming down.

Lots of desert. the rating should be easy. kind of a boring walk and the spring was really small. the rest of the park is great just not this trail.

Family friendly trail. Beautiful wildflowers with bluebonnets

walking
1 day ago

Great walking trail for everyone including pets. The playgrounds are awesome. Small lake to fish in and plenty of nature to take in.

from dirt roads to foot trails, this place has it all. you can even get down in the river. we took our dogs and they had a blast. the weather was nice though down in the trees theres not much of a breeze. some trail signs were confusing but with the app and a map it was fine of course. it gets super muddy when it rains and horses use some of the trails so when it dries up it is quite an uneven path.

Nice easy walk. If you don’t have a lot of time to hike Palo Duro this is a quick easy hike and the cowboy dugout is interesting.

Nice easy walk. If you don’t have a lot of time to hike Palo Duro this is a quick easy hike and the cowboy dugout is interesting.

hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail. Well marked. Not to far from civilization, but it gets you back into the woods.

hiking
no shade
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

Great trail to hike with your kids, steep in some places but definitely doable.
Please be respectful of everything you see and do not take anything.

mountain biking
rocky
scramble
washed out
1 day ago

hiking
1 day ago

this is a 2 Mike jig from Larry's place on the Blanco.

hiking
1 day ago

this was a nice trail, except we only saw one very small cave.
there were easier parts of the trail and somewhat more difficult. a lot of areas that the trail broke off and was not marked. overall a nice, short hike

Fun, flat, and well marked trail. Several fallen trees throughout.

I am not a fan! I would love to see them fix this up and bring traffic back to Mesquite! There are no signs, I went there before I had this app, just used common sense! For 2 women, it seems scary, so I would recommend not going alone! Use the restroom before you arrive!

hiking
1 day ago

Great trail! Maintained well without making it a bike path. The Aldridge Saw Mill is a creepy cool reward at the end, great place to take a break, cook some hot dogs and then head back. Cool weather a must in my opinion.

Just got done with this trail a week ago. The weather was absolutely perfect!! I would highly suggest going at the beginning of March. We started at the Chisos and went around clockwise. I brought 5 and a half liters of water which ended up being perfect for me. But 80% of the trek through the desert there was a lot of cloud coverage. If it wasn't for that coverage I would have needed much more. We were told that Fresno Creek had running water so I took the chance to refill there. I wouldn't count on that unless you are told by Rangers and many people that the Creek is flowing. I also cached a gallon of water at Homer Wilson which was the perfect amount for me to get through the rest of the hike. This hike is not for the faint of heart, but every last second of it was worth it. The views are epic and it really did refresh my thinking and my life. I would recommend this hike to anyone that has been backpacking before. If this is your first time, you might want to start a little smaller. Half of the people that we met along the trail bailed out at Homer Ranch. Come prepared and be ready for a hike of your life!!

It's beautiful. Easy walk with lots if variation in scenery.

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