Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin Guide Book

by Keith Stelter (Falcon Guides)
Best Easy Day Hikes Austin  by Keith Stelter

Trail descriptions and detailed maps
ISBN: 0762752912

Best Easy Day Hikes Austin includes concise descriptions and detailed maps for twenty of the author’s favorite, easy-to-follow hikes in and around Austin, Texas. Discover a region of diverse scenery and natural beauty—with a host of splendid trails in such areas as the Wild Basin Wilderness, McKinney Roughs, Bastrop State Park, and Southeast Metro.

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Trails from the "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin" Guide Book
Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 20.
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Cedar Hill, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
... Preview: The Gus Fruh Access to the Barton Creek Greenbelt provides great scenery and some difficult single-track hiking along Barton Creek. The greenbelt opened in 1985 and is the patriarch of all hiking trai ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Austin, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking - Trail Length: 2.7
... Preview: The hike to Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls is a magnet for nature lovers, dog walkers, waders, and mountain bikers. The trail follows Barton Creek, which splits the greenbelt and is bordered by sheer ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Oak Hill, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3.2
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Bastrop, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.1
... Preview: 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 ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Weir, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.3
... Preview: Forty-acre Blunn Creek Nature Preserve, across the street from St. Edward’s University, remains wild and natural. The trails are well marked and maintained, although portions are rocky and steep. Blun ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Austin, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
... Preview: Interest is added to the hike as it passes by a fenced area that protects a karst cave. A karst is an underground area of eroded limestone, caves, and streams, and the karst under central Texas allows ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Oak Hill, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: This 215-acre underutilized park is great for families and beginning hikers. The short trail follows a robust creek, a line of towering pecan trees, and cliffs along the shores of Lake Austin, which i ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Austin, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: The loop trail is encircled by oak trees, shrubs, and good habitat for birds and other wildlife. The semiwild areas near the edges of the path invite investigation. Squirrels and raccoons may be seen ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Oak Hill, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.4
... Preview: This is a hike for solitude and “roughing it” a bit. After a short walk along the tennis courts, the trail leads into the dense woods. Williamson Creek borders the south and east side of the hike. Som ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Austin, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 1.6
... Preview: Turkey Creek is the hike for creek lovers and dog lovers. Dogs who love to splash in the water get ample opportunity, as the creek is crossed no fewer than fourteen times. A variety of vegetation, i ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Austin, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: This hike, which allows you to see a small section of the underground karst world, is a great hike for young children or others interested in learning more about the Edwards Aquifer and the geology ar ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Oak Hill, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 0.7
... Preview: This park has a number of intersecting trails, totaling over 6 miles, which makes it easy to alter the hike depending on the time available and amount of solitude wanted. These trails can be reached f ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Manchaca, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.4
... Preview: The walk to get to the trailhead is a miniadventure. Go over the lavalike rock flows from Pilot Knob volcano, which created Lower McKinney Falls eighty million years ago. Then ford Onion Creek, or wad ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Austin, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: It’s always great to find a new trail, such as the Buckeye Trail in McKinney Roughs Nature Park qualifies, which opened in late 2007. This is really a connector trail between the Road Runner Trail a ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Crawford, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 3
... Preview: This route combines the best of the 17 miles of McKinney Roughs Nature Park’s crisscrossed collection of loops and out-and-back trails into one spectacular 2.5-mile hike. Start from the flat ridgeto ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Garfield, TX - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 2.5
... Preview: Hiking nearly 3 miles up, down, and around the backbone of a ridge, with forest, cactus, and undergrowth reaching to the trail’s edge, makes this feel like the wilderness. Two ponds offer resting poin ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Garfield, TX - Hiking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.6
... Preview: St. Edwards Park offers a split personality—a high limestone bluff and flat lowlands separated by Bull Creek. Cross over slightly submerged rocks to the south side of Bull Creek and the Hill Trail. ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Jollyville, TX - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.2
... Preview: This park offers a large number of crisscrossing trails. This can add a dimension to the hike for those seeking variety. Cross Tar Branch Creek and Walnut Creek. Wildlife is abundant, but it can be di ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
McNeil, TX - Hiking,Mountain Biking,Trail Running - Trail Length: 2.2
... Preview: This is one of Austin’s most pristine nature preserves. The trails wind through granite outcrops, woods, and grasslands and near Bee Creek. A small waterfall about halfway through the hike is refreshi ... From the guidebook "Best Easy Day Hikes: Austin"
Austin, TX - Birding,Hiking - Trail Length: 2.1
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