Nov 17, 2021 - Things to Do
Top Central Texas hikes for National Hiking Day
It’s National Hiking Day, and you don’t have to travel far to hit the trails.
We’ve rounded up some loops, out-and-backs and winding routes that don’t require too much of a drive.
- Pace Bend Park: An 11.6 mile-trail with Lake Travis views. (One of Nicole’s favorites.)
- Turkey Creek Trail at Emma Long Metropolitan Park: An easy 2.8-mile out-and-back trail.
- Commons Ford Waterfall Trail: A quick and quiet loop with great spots for bird watching.
- Shoal Creek Trail: Following Shoal Creek for 4 miles, start at 38th Street, and you’ll feel like you’re in a canyon far from the city.
- Southern Walnut Creek Trail: 7.3 miles of wide, multi-use trail in East Austin.
- Milton Reimers Ranch Park: 13.2 mile-loop near Dripping Springs.
- McKinney Falls State Park: 9 miles of trails just 13 miles from the Capitol.
- Barton Creek Greenbelt: Roughly 12 miles of trails with several access points.
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