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Wild Basin Preserve

#91 of 325 things to do in Austin Features Animals
805 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746-3301
+1 512-327-7622
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Nice short hike

This is a shorter hike trail that I am used to but no worries there. The trail did provide some... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
Great Hiking for all Skill Levels

We recently spent the weekend in Austin and wanted to get outside and do some hiking. The Wild... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jeremy L
Grapevine, Texas
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Home to two species of endangered birds, golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo.
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  • Average8%
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805 N Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746-3301
+1 512-327-7622
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a shorter hike trail that I am used to but no worries there. The trail did provide some slightly challenging areas as there are stone steps you have to climb up. Most of the trail is in the shade and you have to...More

Thank Apanda8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently spent the weekend in Austin and wanted to get outside and do some hiking. The Wild Basin Preserve was the perfect spot. The trails are clearly marked and with many options to make the hike as long or short as you like. The...More

Thank Jeremy L
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Went for short hike with my two granddaughters who had been here before. Told me I needed some sort of water shoes because we would be crossing over parts of the river that runs through it. Not, even a drop of water. Seems the heat...More

Thank Sandra W
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

I grew up hiking the Santa Monica Mountains and when I came to Austin I was looking for something to fill that void.... THIS WAS IT! About 3 miles of trail, not very long but a nice trek. Beautiful waterfall to stop and contemplate, and...More

Thank Tanya J
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The free park has a good little trail network for hiking. Nice views of the surrounding hills, little creeks, trees etc. Gives the momentary illusion of escaping the city (although you can't quite escape the highway sounds or views of nearby cell towers, etc.). Very...More

Thank jeremy5763
Reviewed 4 January 2017

This land was donated as a public preserve and is free, but please make a donation! Walk the well maintained paths through the beginning of the Texas hill country. It can have a lot of others enjoying the space, but folks are polite in Texas,...More

1  Thank Hunt4game
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice hiking trails. One was smooth and easy walking to the overlook which gives you a spectacular few for miles over tree tops. Other trail to waterfall was rugged with lots of uneven steps. The view of the waterfall to the pond was a...More

1  Thank Lesaepp
Reviewed 14 July 2016

No dogs allowed in this nature preserve - so it makes for a quieter hike on the edge of the Hill Country. Even in hot July, we had good shade and the creek is flowing, making for some lovely views throughout the hike. Husband's pedometer...More

3  Thank mvanaustin
Reviewed 12 June 2016

An oasis in the city with FREE admission. Kind of a self-run park, be aware that it accepts donations and *please* don't litter. Heavily-wooded trails with great hill country views and small waterfalls! Note: no swimming. Totally worth the stop, enjoy!

2  Thank TallLadyTX
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Went running here on a Saturday morning after the recent rains. Not a great running spot because of the elevation changes. Too many stairs to really run for most. And you have to cross streams that had rocks to cross - but water was so...More

1  Thank knightline
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