60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin Guide Book

by Charlie Llewellin and Johnny Molloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
60 Hikes within 60 Miles San Antonio and Austin  by Charlie Llewellin and Johnny Molloy

287pp/maps/photos
ISBN: 9781634040402

It's time to take a hike! No more excuses like "there's nowhere to go around here," "the woods are too far from the city," or "I don't have time to wander the trails." With 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin as your guide, you have dozens of places to hike to your heart's content, and most within an hour's drive or less. 60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin blows the lid off the myth that you can't have a great hike close to home. The San Antonio/Austin area may be ever-expanding, but there are still plenty of super hiking options: short hikes, long hikes, hikes for kids, rural hikes, wildlife hikes, historic hikes, and many others.

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Trails from the "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 60.
... Preview: The highlight of this long loop around a plateau bordered on three sides by the Pedernales River is a grand view of the park. There are stiff climbs on the farthest section, and you must ford the riv ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Henly, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.8
... Preview: This hike through the Bauer Unit of Guadalupe River State Park takes you into virgin Ashe juniper woodlands, descends to a grove of ancient oaks, and then loops around a grassy meadow. This still litt ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
San Antonio, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.8
... Preview: This lengthy out-and-back hike travels up the Barton Creek canyon from Zilker Park to Twin Falls. You will see rock bluffs overlooking a clear blue stream bordered by riparian hardwood forests as ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Austin, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 11.2
... Preview: This hike makes a loop over the sandy hills and dales of Bastrop State Park, now bursting with fresh life after the devastating fire of 2011. From the stone gazebo at the lookout on Park Road 1A, th ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Bastrop, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: The Lost Pines were indeed nearly lost in the great fire of 2011, Texas’s worst wildfire, but replanting efforts have reinvigorated the forest, and fresh growth is everywhere. Much of the park remains ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Bastrop, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.3
... Preview: Get a workout on this hike climbing up rocky slopes to rewarding vistas. Government Canyon State Natural Area is the setting for a trek that briefly visits the boundary of hill and grassland befor ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
San Antonio, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.1
... Preview: This hike traces an old roadbed along the North Fork San Gabriel River at the western end of Lake Georgetown, passing impressive bluffs on the way. It then opens to a flat meadow before reaching a sha ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Andice, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: This hike across the Williamson County town of Cedar Park makes use of another expanding greenway of the greater capital region. The trail travels along heavily wooded South Brushy Creek to Brushy Cre ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Cedar Park, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 13
... Preview: This lengthy loop explores high highs and low lows of the Government Canyon State Natural Area backcountry, heading up a wild and luxuriant canyon before climbing to breezy summits. Far-reaching views ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
San Antonio, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.6
... Preview: A success story on ever y level, Boerne’s Cibolo Nature Center protects 100 acres of wetland and riparian forest while welcoming more than 100,000 visitors a year. Education programs are available for ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Boerne, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
... Preview: This trail might surprise Central Texas hikers used to the limestone and cedar of the Hill Country. You will pass through dense hardwood savanna and traverse open areas over-looking sleepy inlets to r ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Taylor, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 7.8
... Preview: This hike travels up and around a historic hill in northeast San Antonio. A paved trail ascends to a medieval-looking tower and an overlook with stupendous views of the city. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
San Antonio, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.7
... Preview: Justifiably gaining in popularity, this section of the Good Water Loop is one of the best hikes in the area. After tunneling through the cedar breaks that give the park its name, the route opens onto ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Georgetown, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
... Preview: Opened in 2006, this city of San Antonio natural area offers an excellent loop hike in a canyon that serves as a recharge zone for the Edwards Aquifer and a home for native flora and fauna. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
San Antonio, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.9
... Preview: Explore rocky coves and headlands along the lake, walk through dense woodland, and enjoy the view from limestone peaks at this uncrowded park on the shore of Stillhouse Hollow Lake, part of the Lampas ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Harker Heights, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
... Preview: This trail makes the most of the odd-shaped tract of land surrounding the Little League field. Hikers and bikers can wander along the creek and through dense woodland where the birdsong can be lou ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
New Braunfels, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: The city of Leon Valley has expanded around Friedrich Wilderness Park, the setting for this loop, and the well-tended preserve gets heavy use, especially on weekends. Who wouldn’t want to get their ex ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
San Antonio, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 5.2
... Preview: This hike follows Government Canyon in the state natural area that bears its name to an overlook and old ranch house. Nearby are springs and dinosaur tracks. On the return journey, wander through a ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
San Antonio, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.2
... Preview: Central Texans flock here to cool off in the Guadalupe River, but the park also offers easy hiking on multiuse trails that loop through live oak savanna and along bluffs above the river. From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
Bulverde, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: The Canyon Lake Tailrace offers anglers the best fly-fishing in the state and hikers a quiet getaway through the woods along the Guadalupe River. The walk offers a chance to learn the names of var ... From the guidebook "60 Hikes within 60 Miles: San Antonio & Austin"
New Braunfels, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2

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