Any time during the fall is the perfect time to get off the beaten path and soak up some stunning sunsets. During that time colorful leaves will crunch under your feet as the sweet autumn breezes blow through the trees. To help you along the way, here are seven of the best hikes in Texas – all of which are short and sweet and have a spectacular end view!

Have you been on any of these hikes? Which ones were your favorites? We’d love to see your photos and hear about your experiences there.

If you want another awesome hike to add to your trail bucket list, you might consider the Spring Creek Nature Trail.

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Best hikes in Texas

Can you suggest a waterfall hike in Texas?

You’ll find that there are numerous picturesque waterfall hikes in Texas. And while none is necessarily more worthy than another, one that you might consider is the Spicewood Springs Trail. Extending approximately 3.8 miles, this trail located in Colorado Bend State Park actually features several waterfall-fed swimming holes so you have a lot of options.

I’m looking for a great brewery in the Austin area.

There are so many outstanding breweries in the Austin area where you can enjoy a pint that it's hard to suggest one over another. However, Lazarus Brewing Company is definitely one to try. The space is absolutely beautiful and spacious and has been a welcome addition to the East Austin area since it first opened. One of the things that makes it so unique is that it doesn’t just focus on beer and perhaps a few side snacks. Here you can enjoy a wide array of fantastic beers, coffee, and creative culinary fare. It’s a win-win all the way around!

What are some things to do at the San Antonio River Walk?

That’s easy — everything! Extending an astounding 15 miles, the San Antonio River Walk — aptly named after the city in which it was created—is one of the best river walks in the country. In addition to its scenic beauty and walkability of it, you find tons of awesome restaurants, live music venues, eclectic bars, and great shopping. And the people-watching is amazing here too!