Hiking in Texas

Hiking in Texas

Hiking in Texas/Big Bend National Park

Hiking in Texas

Hiking in Texas/Gardner State Park

Hiking in Texas

Hiking in Texas/Colardo Bend State Park

Texas offers some of the best spots for hiking. Whether you like to hike flat or hill top, there are plenty of beautiful places. Big Bend National Park is a hiker’s paradise with 150 miles of trails. There is a lot of variety of plants, animals and scenic vistas. West of Austin in Marble Falls is a wildlife refuge offers seven miles of trails, including one called Rimrock Trail. This trail takes you to the top of a plateau and  a perfect view of the hill country. A few miles south of Marble Falls in Johnson City is Pedernales Falls State Park. This park has steep walk down to the river with big rocks. Once you get down to the river its worth the walk for the beauty of the river and a view of the hill country 1000 feet up. For another hill country view, there is Enchanted Rock north of Fredricksburg. This rock looks like a giant mass of molten magma. The hike is challenging  but is worth it when you reach the top. Lost Maples State Natural Area located 5 miles from Vanderpool. The best time to go is in the fall, you will see several colors of leaves changing. McKinney Roughs Nature Park is west of Bastrop, trails lead to rocky canyons and open meadows. You will have a view of the Colorado River making is ways through the park. Seminole Canyon State Park located in Comstock offers 5 different hiking trails overlooking the Rio Grande Reservoir. There is a cave and ancient native rock paintings. Garner State Park is located in Concan, it is a scenic park that has over 11 miles of trails overlooking the Frio river and rocky hill country. I have camped there before and it’s great for family fun too. Colorado Bend State Park in Bend has 32 miles of trails. There are hills, deep canyons and a 60ft tall waterfall. Located in Huntsville is the Sam Houston National Forest, you can hike on a 128 mile Lone Star Hiking Trail that winds through the forest. Its spread out over 4 different counties. Enjoy your hike!

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