Austin, Texas isn’t just known for its weird culture and amazing tacos. Texas’ capital city is full of greenways, therefore locals and visitors can find a great hiking trail within the city’s limits. No matter if you’re looking for a peaceful and easy walk or a challenging uphill hike, there is a hike on this list to please all skill levels. Escape the city life and explore Austin’s parks, preserves and green areas through one of these 10 best hikes in Austin.
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
This short hike in Austin will make you forget that you’re in the middle of a city. Found off Capital of Texas Highway, also known as Loop 360, this 2.5-mile hike takes you through Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. This preserve was created to protect and preserve Austin wildlife and endangered animals. Therefore dogs and bikes are not allowed. The hike itself is fairly easy and boasts a great view overlooking the Texas Hill Country.