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12 Amazing Texas Hill Country Hikes You Need to Try

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The Texas Hill Country offers an abundance of campgrounds, state parks, nature preserves and private ranches perfect for great hikes. You’ll get a chance to explore the terrain while taking in the breathtaking scenery, and you’ll get a great, low-impact workout. You can’t go wrong with hikes through any of the beautiful state parks and natural areas throughout the Hill Country. These are our top picks for Texas Hill Country hikes you need to try now.

12. Barton Creek Greenbelt – Austin, TX

12 Amazing Texas Hill Country Hikes You Need to Try

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The greenbelt has miles of hiking and mountain biking trails with terrain ranging from flat to fairly elevated. Some areas along the greenbelt are suitable for climbing, as well. You can access the trail at various points, but the most convenient is at the south end of the Barton Springs Pool parking lot.

11. Garner State Park – Concan, TX

12 Amazing Texas Hill Country Hikes You Need to Try

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This beautiful 1,420-acre park has 11 miles of trails, with about three miles of river frontage. You can catch a glimpse of many different native wildlife species and take in the stone cliffs and huge cypress tress. Adventurous hikers can trek up to Old Baldy for an amazing view of the Frio River below.

10. Cibolo Nature Center – Boerne, TX

12 Amazing Texas Hill Country Hikes You Need to Try

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The Nature Center is on a 100-acre site and offers four distinct ecosystems available for nature viewing and hiking. If you visit in the spring, you’ll have spectacular views of the wildflowers on the Texas prairie portion of the trails.

9. Bear Springs Blossom Nature Preserve – Pipe Creek, TX

12 Amazing Texas Hill Country Hikes You Need to Try

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This 125-acre preserve has nine trails winding through different habitats, including desert-like terrain, hills, Madrone Trees and native grasses. You can also view a canyon with a pond built by Pipe Creek surrounded by Spanish oak and 200-year-old junipers. Visitors can take a guided nature and birding tour or hike in the preserve’s hilly terrain.

8. Lost Maples State Natural Area – Vanderpool, TX

12 Amazing Texas Hill Country Hikes You Need to Try
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