Austin November 26, 2017
7 Short And Sweet Fall Hikes In Austin With A Spectacular End View
The summer heat has finally subsided, and it’s the perfect time to get off the beaten path and soak up some stunning fall sunsets. Colorful leaves will crunch under your feet as the sweet Autumn breezes blow through the trees.These seven short and sweet Fall hikes in Austin have a spectacular end view.
1. McKinney Falls State Park's Homestead Trail
This 3.1 mile loop, located inside McKinney Falls State Park, shimmers with beauty in Autumn. This easy hike will take you along the lower falls and the lush forest. You'll pass by the historic homestead and see plenty of wildlife along the way! McKinney Falls State Park costs $6 per adult and is located at 5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy.
2. Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
Only 2.5 miles of trails surround this stunning forested area, but it's packed with scenic views. These autumnal sunsets will whisk you away to another world. You'll love walking through this untouched natural wonderland at 805 North Capital of Texas Highway.
3. The Zilker Nature Preserve
Located inside the Austin Nature and Science Center at 2389 Stratford Drive, The Zilker Nature Preserve offers a quick and easy walk through woodland beauty. When the leaves change color and fall to the ground, the dry creek bed takes on a whole new life.
4. Mount Bonnell
You can really soak up the Fall colors from the top of Mount Bonnell. A quick climb up the stairs at 3800 Mt Bonnell Dr will lead you to some jaw dropping views.
5. Post Oak Trail at The Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge
Take a day trip to Marble Falls for some supremely stunning Autumn scenery. You'll love strolling through the half mile Post Oak Trail tucked away inside the refuge headquarters. Bring your camera and snap some shots of this crisp foliage at 24518 FM 1431.
6. Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park
Two miles of natural beauty can be found at Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park. In addition to the hiking trails, this South Austin gem has a disk golf course, a playground, and several picnic areas. You can explore this park at 907 Slaughter Ln.
7. Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail
You'll see loads of orange and red leaves along the Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail. This easy, 2.9 mile loop is dog-friendly and fantastic for all skill levels. Explore the beauty at 6958 Old Spicewood Springs Rd.
What’s your favorite fall hike?