Best Hikes Near Austin and San Antonio  by Keith Stelter

Best Hikes Near Austin and San Antonio Guide Book

by Keith Stelter (Falcon Guides)
Best Hikes Near Austin and San Antonio  by Keith Stelter
Covering thirty of the best hikes within an hour's drive of greater Austin and San Antonio, this guide offers something for every hiker- from easy nature walks to strenuous day hikes. Each featured hike includes a route description;at-a-glance data such as distance and difficulty level; thorough directions to the trailhead; directional cues; and a detailed, accurate trail map.

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Trails from the "Best Hikes Near Austin and San Antonio" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 30.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 30.

Texas Hill Country lovers and bird-watchers can combine the Cactus Rocks, Vista Knoll, and Ridgeline Trails to explore the Balcones limestone terraces in the Warbler Vista area of Balcones Canyonlands ...
Lago Vista, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
Combine portions of three trails into a 3-mile hike to see the best of Bastrop State Park. Start in the loblolly pines, towering 60 feet overhead. These are part of “Lost Pines,” the westernmost stand ...
Bastrop, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
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This is the only hike in Texas that loops through more than 1,100 pecan trees. It’s also the best trail for beginners, families with small children, and persons needing wheelchair access. Follow along ...
Georgetown, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
This hike offers solitude and the opportunity to explore nearly pristine countryside. Lake lovers will enjoy hiking the flat lowlands along the eastern shoreline of Lake Buchanan. The entire west si ...
Burnet, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.9
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Along the Creek Trail, towering bald cypress trees create a canopy for singing birds and darting dragonflies. Look into the clear water of Cibolo Creek to see red-eared slider turtles and catfish. T ...
Boerne, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.2
Turkey Creek is the hike for creek lovers and dog lovers. Dogs love to splash in the water as the creek is crossed no less than fourteen times. A number of clear pools along the banks offer more splas ...
Austin, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
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Scrambling up a solid pink granite dome, skirting boulder fields, and avoiding largescale dropoffs—while experiencing an elevation rise of 425 feet in half a mile—make this an incredible hike. You’ll ...
Fredericksburg, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.4
Perched high on the Balcones Escarpment, this hike becomes exhilarating on the short Fern Del Trail. Go up steep limestone outcroppings, called steps, through a dwarf forest and along a single-track, ...
San Antonio, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.3
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Imagine an area ten times as large as New York City’s Central Park with 36 miles of trails . . . that’s Government Canyon State Natural Area. Geology buffs will find the Edwards Plateau limestone intr ...
San Antonio, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.5
The Savannah Loop in the front country of Government Canyon State Natural Area is one of the tamer trails in this state natural area. This is a good hike for families. The trail parallels Government C ...
San Antonio, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.9
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This is a park for river lovers. The Guadalupe River’s 4 miles of frontage is awesome. The river’s banks are lined with 100–foot-high bald cypress trees and several swirling rapids along steep limesto ...
Boerne, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 5.6
Hermit’s Trace in the Hill Country State Natural Area offers strenuous hiking combined with the feeling of being in the wilderness. There are two difficult climbs and descents, made more treacherous b ...
Bandera, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.3
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Sections of the Wilderness Trail combined with the Twin Peaks Trail is hiking at its best in the Hill Country State Natural Area. A combination of single-track and double-track trails add interest. Go ...
Bandera, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 3
This guided hike is a must for nature lovers and a flora and fauna primer for all the Hill Country hikes. Take notes as the certified interpretive guide points out and talks about various plants, anim ...
Boerne, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2
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The Pecan Flats Trail (wheelchair accessible) and the rugged Green Trail travel through live oak, mountain juniper woodlands, across rock debris fields and over steep granite domes, and above the Inks ...
Burnet, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3
This hike snakes across rolling Ashe’s juniper-covered terrain and combines portions of the Red, Green, and Orange Trails with the Old Road Trail to experience the best in the park. White-tailed deer ...
Kerrville, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2
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After scrambling for a mile over, around, and up limestone outcroppings deceptively called steps, you can view the Sabinal River and canyon from the canyon’s ridgeline. Descend 400 feet in a quarter-m ...
Vanderpool, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.8
The walk to get to the trailhead is a mini-adventure. Go over the lava-like rock flows from Pilot Knob volcano, which created Lower McKinney Falls 80 million years ago. Then ford Onion Creek, or wade ...
Austin, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
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It’s always great to find a new trail, and the Buckeye Trail in McKinney Roughs Nature Park qualifies, having opened in late 2007. This is really a connector trail between the Road Runner Trail and ...
Austin, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3
This route combines the best of the 17 miles of McKinney Rough Nature Park’s crisscrossed collection of loops and out-and-back trails into one spectacular 2.5- mile hike. Start from the flat ridgeto ...
Austin, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.5
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