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Address: 805 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, TX 78746
Phone Number: +1 512-327-7622
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Home to two species of endangered birds, golden-cheeked warbler and the...

Home to two species of endangered birds, golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo.

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Great Mid-Morning Hike

Very nice hiking trails. One was smooth and easy walking to the overlook which gives you a spectacular few for miles over tree tops. Other trail to waterfall was rugged with... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 15 October 2016
Lesaepp
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Covington, Indiana
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Covington, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice hiking trails. One was smooth and easy walking to the overlook which gives you a spectacular few for miles over tree tops. Other trail to waterfall was rugged with lots of uneven steps. The view of the waterfall to the pond was a little disappointing since you couldn't hardly see it through the trees. It was still a... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

No dogs allowed in this nature preserve - so it makes for a quieter hike on the edge of the Hill Country. Even in hot July, we had good shade and the creek is flowing, making for some lovely views throughout the hike. Husband's pedometer recorded equivalent of 20 flights of stairs for elevation changes on a long route around.... More 

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1 Thank mvanaustin
Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

An oasis in the city with FREE admission. Kind of a self-run park, be aware that it accepts donations and *please* don't litter. Heavily-wooded trails with great hill country views and small waterfalls! Note: no swimming. Totally worth the stop, enjoy!

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Boston, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016

Went running here on a Saturday morning after the recent rains. Not a great running spot because of the elevation changes. Too many stairs to really run for most. And you have to cross streams that had rocks to cross - but water was so deep after the rains that the rocks were covered by a foot of water. So... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Amazing views and non crowded trails. Seeing the waterfall and creeks are amazing. I would definitely recommend going if you like hiking but don't want to drive far from the city.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

Nestled off of 360, south of the Pennybacker Bridge there is a little spot of hiking heaven. With 227 acres of land there are 2.5 miles of trails. You can take a nice easy loop with beautiful vistas, or ramp it up for a run up the likes of the Triknee and Yaupon trails. There are some areas to sit,... More 

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Carlisle, PA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 April 2016

The trails here are very well maintained, and the map is excellent (we printed one from the web site). As recommended by others, wear sturdy shoes, as there are some rocky places, as well as stretches of muddy paths just after a rain. We saw very little wildlife but the walk was still very pleasant.

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Norman
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

No dogs or bikes! A more western landscape than many of the parks on the river. Can get pretty warm - may be nicer in the cooler parts of the day

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016

An easy trail close to the 360 loop. Waterfall wasn't much of a waterfall but I have read from others that it depends on the amount of recent rainfall.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2016

Hiked the full loop of Wild basin this weekend which was about 2 miles. There are many options for shorter or longer routes. It's mainly a loop with many criss-cross trails that each offer something different. it was very easy to find and park. We went on a Sunday so the visitor center was closed, but there is a port-a-potty... More 

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