This One Easy Hike In Austin Will Lead You Someplace Unforgettable

Sometimes Austin feels worlds away from the rest of the state, but when you hike through the Wild Basin Nature Preserve, there’s no doubt that you’re in Texas. The rolling hills, lush greenery, and fluffy clouds surge with Lone Star majesty, and the expansive scenery will make you burst with Texas pride. St. Edward’s University nurtures the preserve and uses this jaw-dropping landscape for educational programs, but the grounds are also open to the public. The Wild Basin trail forms a 2.5 mile loop that weaves through babbling creeks, fragrant wildflowers, and verdant trees. Only one mile in length, this easy hike in Austin, however, leads to a view that’s truly unforgettable.

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Have you hiked the trail at Wild Basin Nature Preserve? What are your favorite things to see here?