Austin September 07, 2016
6 Easy Hikes To Add To Your Outdoor Bucket List In Austin
Everywhere you turn, there’s a covert nature trail or lush, shaded pathway to discover. If you’ve already completed the
10 best short hikes in Austin, never fear. There are more gorgeous trails to add to your Austin outdoor bucket list. These trails are short, sweet, and full of stunning views. You’ll want to cross these hikes off your list as soon as possible.
1. St. Edward's Park Trail
At only 3.59 miles, the hiking trail at St. Edward's Park is the perfect length for a quick and easy walk through nature. Three scenic overlooks sit amongst this park, and there's a rippling spring running through the grounds.
2. Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve Trail
At The Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, you'll spot rare birds, lush greenery, and expansive skies. This breezy trail is only three miles long.
3. Mount Bonnell
The trail at Mount Bonnell is more of a staircase than a hike, but the ending result is absolutely stunning. You could pack a picnic and stare at this landscape all day.
4. Twin Falls Trail
Once you arrive to the S. Mopac Greenbelt entrance, Twin Falls are only a half mile away. If you want to prolong your hike, continue another mile to Sculpture Falls. Both stops have refreshing water and shady trees.
5. Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park
This South Austin Metropolitan Park has about four miles of scenic hiking trails. For an all-day excursion, stick around the park and play volleyball, basketball, or disc golf.
6. Mayfield Park Trail
Past the beautiful peacocks at Mayfield Park sits a woodsy trail full of wildlife. This shaded, short hike is perfect for young children and adults.
What’s your favorite easy hike in Austin?