Texas April 13, 2019
The Hike To This Little-Known Texas Waterfall Is Short And Sweet
Majestic waterfalls abound in Texas, but some involve a full day of arduous hiking. If you’re short on time but still want a breathtaking view, Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is the place to go. 2.5 miles is all that stands between you and an awe-inspiring waterfall.
Wild Basin features 2.5 miles of intertwining trails. Since they all loop back on each other, it only takes about an hour to see everything the preserve has to offer.
Ascend a lush hillside in anticipation of 360-degree views once you reach the summit. It’s so quiet up here, dropping a pen would sound like an earthquake.
Red Bud Isle Trail is the only dog-friendly hike in the preserve. At just .5 miles, it’s a perfect afternoon adventure for your pooch to get some exercise. Visit just before sunset to watch as fading daylight reflects on the river.
If you take the longer loop, this sign is a welcome respite near its end. Just steps away, you’ll come upon a hidden grotto few know exists right here in the Texas Hill Country.
Concealed behind a thick, jungle-like overgrowth, a steady trickle brings music to your eyes. Emerge into the clearing and behold the breathtaking falls.
Since the hike is so short, you’ll have plenty of time to enjoy the main attraction. Escape from reality and tap into your deepest level of inner peace as the water gently cascades down a series of rocks.
For more information, visit the preserve’s
website or Facebook page.
Have you ever hiked to the waterfall at Wild Basin? What’s your favorite waterfall hike in Texas?