Where to Go Hiking Around Austin

Couple hiking in the woods

When someone says, “Take a hike!” in Westlake or Round Rock, consider it good advice. The edge of Texas Hill Country is full of beautiful places to be enjoyed by hikers of every skill. Take a hike on a Westlake hiking trail, then enjoy one of Austin’s best coffee houses. That sounds like a perfect day!

Butler Trail

Hiking in Austin, TX without leaving the city limits is possible on Butler Trail. Enjoy skyscraper views as you hike through the wooded ten-mile trail around Lady Bird Lake. The trail will take you past many of the best places in Austin. Bridges across the lake make it a convenient way to walk Austin.

Violet Crown Trail

People travel from all over the United States to see Texas wildflowers in bloom. You can see them while hiking near Austin, TX. Violet Crown Trail is part of a planned trail system that will reach 30 miles when completed. The trail cuts through conservation lands like the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, and allows hikers to experience nature in a new way from a hiking trail near Austin, TX.

Turkey Creek Trail

If you’re looking for a quick urban hike, the 3-mile Turkey Creek Trail in Emma Long Metropolitan Park is a great fit, especially if you want to bring your dog – it’s leash-free! This short, well-shaded trail is perfect for when you get the itch to get outside on the hottest Austin days.

McKinney Falls State Park

The rugged beauty of Texas Hill Country is on full display from these hiking trails near Austin, TX. McKinney Falls State Park is just south of the city. The park contains multiple trails that add up to nine miles, perfect for varying skill levels. Explore the beauty of Onion Creek’s natural pools, and limestone ledges that become plummeting waterfalls. There’s also camping available if you need more than a quick hike.

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