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5 Fun Ways to Explore the Hill Country

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I moved to Austin last year and wasted little time bringing what I love to do to Texas Hill Country. I found that what I loved to do allowed me to quickly explore the Hill Country, meet people, and get the lay of the land. So, if you are looking for a great way to get outside, enjoy the sun, and discover or rediscover the beauty of Texas Hill Country, read on.

Road Biking

Road Biking


I love being a roadie. My first purchase last year for my birthday was a new custom built bike that fit me. And I’m happy to say it fits me like a glove. No longer am I in pain as I explore San Marcos (the gateway to Hill Country) and Circle C. I prefer the San Marcos area as they have a great group of bikers (San Marcos Cycling Friends) which ride every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. This group starts out in the parking lot of a really great coffee shop that they like to hang out in called Mocha and Java, I highly recommend the local brew shop myself). What I like about this ride is that it can vary in length from 15 to 22 to 40 plus miles in the soft rolling hills of San Marcos and New Braunfels.




GeoCaching is a world wide scavenger hunt which you can play in any city, park, or country side. It is through geocaching that I discovered the coolest Texas State Parks in Hill Country, like Pedernales State Park and Purgatory Natural Preserve in San Marcos, and GeoTours in Kyle. GeoTours and Earth Caches take you to unique places in the area where not only do you learn about the park or earth or river, but also the history. It is my excuse to go hiking with a purpose and rediscover activities I haven’t done in a long time — like Mountain Biking.

Moutain Biking

Mountain Biking
Photo: Ride Like A Girl Austin

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