Best hiking trails in Austin

Check out the top hiking trails in Austin, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Zilker Metropolitan Park
1. Zilker Metropolitan Park
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260 local reviews
2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
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Monte
Austin classic. Festivals, concerts, Barton springs, Lady Bird Lake hiking trail
Lindsey
Beautiful Metropolitan Park with hiking trails along the Barton Creek greenbelt, soccer fields, volleyball cou…
Jeany And Mose
Barton Springs Pool is located here!
1. Zilker Metropolitan Park
1. Zilker Metropolitan Park
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260 local reviews
2100 Barton Springs Rd, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
Monte
Monte
Austin classic. Festivals, concerts, Barton springs, Lady Bird Lake hiking trail
Lindsey
Lindsey
Beautiful Metropolitan Park with hiking trails along the Barton Creek greenbelt, soccer fields, volleyball courts, Barton Springs Pool and h…
Jeany And Mose
Jeany And Mose
Barton Springs Pool is located here!
2. Barton Springs Municipal Pool
2. Barton Springs Municipal Pool
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371 local reviews
2131 William Barton Dr, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6300
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Kerthy
Beautiful hiking trails, an incredible spring-fed pool. This is the little piece of heaven that kept the nativ…
Eric
Want to cool off from the hot Texas sun? Barton Springs Pool is a convenient, family-friendly community pool c…
Pauline
Bring your swim suit! Best way to start and end your stay in Austin is to take a dip in Barton Springs! 68 …
2. Barton Springs Municipal Pool
2. Barton Springs Municipal Pool
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371 local reviews
2131 William Barton Dr, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6300
Kerthy
Kerthy
Beautiful hiking trails, an incredible spring-fed pool. This is the little piece of heaven that kept the native Americans here, fed the Texa…
Eric
Eric
Want to cool off from the hot Texas sun? Barton Springs Pool is a convenient, family-friendly community pool carved into the Green Belt. Gra…
Pauline
Pauline
Bring your swim suit! Best way to start and end your stay in Austin is to take a dip in Barton Springs! 68 depgree year round. Takes lee…
3. Lady Bird Lake
3. Lady Bird Lake
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172 local reviews
Lady Bird Lake, Austin
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Benee
Scenic with hiking trails kayaking& stand up paddle boarding!
Jim And Sherry
The Town Lake hiking trail takes you through the heart of Austin, alongside Lady Bird Lake (part of the Colora…
Dolina
Very nice hike and bike trail on both sides of the lake.
3. Lady Bird Lake
3. Lady Bird Lake
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172 local reviews
Lady Bird Lake, Austin
Benee
Benee
Scenic with hiking trails kayaking& stand up paddle boarding!
Jim And Sherry
Jim And Sherry
The Town Lake hiking trail takes you through the heart of Austin, alongside Lady Bird Lake (part of the Colorado River). Sherry loves to wal…
Dolina
Dolina
Very nice hike and bike trail on both sides of the lake.
4. Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
4. Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
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49 local reviews
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail, Austin
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Native Hostel
Great swimming area to relax and have a beer by the water. Great hiking trail as well.
Kenny
Lots of hiking trails and very close to our place.
Michael
You don't commonly encounter a heavily wooded hiking trail barely a mile outside of a large downtown area, but…
4. Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
4. Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
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49 local reviews
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail, Austin
Native Hostel
Native Hostel
Great swimming area to relax and have a beer by the water. Great hiking trail as well.
Kenny
Kenny
Lots of hiking trails and very close to our place.
Michael
Michael
You don't commonly encounter a heavily wooded hiking trail barely a mile outside of a large downtown area, but that's exactly what you'll fi…
5. Mount Bonnell
5. Mount Bonnell
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212 local reviews
Mount Bonnell, Austin
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Sarai
This place is on the side of the hillside of Lady Bird Lake just from the Pennybacker Bridge(360 Bridge). It h…
Janie
Not really a hiking trail, although there are about 65 steps up to the top of Mount Bonnell. There you have a …
D-Meryl
Great sunset view overlooking the Colorado River, and can see the downtown skyline to the left! Hiking trails …
5. Mount Bonnell
5. Mount Bonnell
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212 local reviews
Mount Bonnell, Austin
Sarai
Sarai
This place is on the side of the hillside of Lady Bird Lake just from the Pennybacker Bridge(360 Bridge). It has a hiking trail for the more…
Janie
Janie
Not really a hiking trail, although there are about 65 steps up to the top of Mount Bonnell. There you have a grand view of the southeastern…
D-Meryl
D-Meryl
Great sunset view overlooking the Colorado River, and can see the downtown skyline to the left! Hiking trails as well, or to just get into n…
6. Barton Creek Greenbelt
6. Barton Creek Greenbelt
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86 local reviews
3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
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Lauri
It’s hard to believe something so beautiful is located minutes from downtown, with the Trail Head near Barton …
Dana
Barton Creek Greenbelt is a very popular area in Austin which is 7.9 miles long with 809 acres and begins at Z…
Jb
This trail feels like you've left Austin for the wilds of Central Texas. There are countless greenbelts and ac…
6. Barton Creek Greenbelt
6. Barton Creek Greenbelt
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86 local reviews
3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
Lauri
Lauri
It’s hard to believe something so beautiful is located minutes from downtown, with the Trail Head near Barton Springs Pool. There are mul…
Dana
Dana
Barton Creek Greenbelt is a very popular area in Austin which is 7.9 miles long with 809 acres and begins at Zilker Park. The Barton Creek G…
Jb
Jb
This trail feels like you've left Austin for the wilds of Central Texas. There are countless greenbelts and access points throughout the cit…
7. McKinney Falls State Park
7. McKinney Falls State Park
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48 local reviews
5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-243-1643
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Lauren
The closest state park in Austin. It's not my favorite, but has some decent hiking trails. Interesting landsca…
Tanya
Beautiful hiking trail only 20 minutes away
Nathan
Very close to downtown to feel so secluded. Great shorter hiking trails and both the upper and lower falls ar…
7. McKinney Falls State Park
7. McKinney Falls State Park
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48 local reviews
5808 McKinney Falls Pkwy, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-243-1643
Lauren
Lauren
The closest state park in Austin. It's not my favorite, but has some decent hiking trails. Interesting landscapes.
Tanya
Tanya
Beautiful hiking trail only 20 minutes away
Nathan
Nathan
Very close to downtown to feel so secluded. Great shorter hiking trails and both the upper and lower falls are excellent spots to spent a f…
8. Twin Falls
8. Twin Falls
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12 local reviews
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Chris
Nice hiking trail, and has water for most of the year
Navid
Our favorite hiking trail along the Barton Creek greenbelt. Easy to moderate.
Edith
Short hike. Many locals don't even know of this "hidden" treasure.
8. Twin Falls
8. Twin Falls
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12 local reviews
Chris
Chris
Nice hiking trail, and has water for most of the year
Navid
Navid
Our favorite hiking trail along the Barton Creek greenbelt. Easy to moderate.
Edith
Edith
Short hike. Many locals don't even know of this "hidden" treasure.
9. Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve
9. Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve
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37 local reviews
3505 W 35th St, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
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Marcella
See the peacocks roaming the grounds and enjoy the easy (well-shaded) hiking trails.
Melissa
You will see beautiful Zen gardens here and Albino Peacocks and hiking trails.
Katie
Peacocks in scenic historic residence yard near Mt. Bonnell with hiking trails outside of the formal garden.
9. Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve
9. Mayfield Park and Nature Preserve
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37 local reviews
3505 W 35th St, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
Marcella
Marcella
See the peacocks roaming the grounds and enjoy the easy (well-shaded) hiking trails.
Melissa
Melissa
You will see beautiful Zen gardens here and Albino Peacocks and hiking trails.
Katie
Katie
Peacocks in scenic historic residence yard near Mt. Bonnell with hiking trails outside of the formal garden.
10. Milton Reimers Ranch Park
10. Milton Reimers Ranch Park
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14 local reviews
23610 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 512-264-1923
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Trish & Eydie
Amazing Hiking Trails Great Rock Climbing Fly Fishing and swimming area
Amy
The wild flowers in the springtime are breathtakingly beautiful all over Texas, but at Reimer's you feel like …
Patti
Rock climbing, miles of bike trails, fishing and swimming in the Pedernales River. Beautiful hill country par…
10. Milton Reimers Ranch Park
10. Milton Reimers Ranch Park
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14 local reviews
23610 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs
Open · Closes 7:00 PM
+1 512-264-1923
Trish & Eydie
Trish & Eydie
Amazing Hiking Trails Great Rock Climbing Fly Fishing and swimming area
Amy
Amy
The wild flowers in the springtime are breathtakingly beautiful all over Texas, but at Reimer's you feel like you are standing in a painting…
Patti
Patti
Rock climbing, miles of bike trails, fishing and swimming in the Pedernales River. Beautiful hill country park, over 3,000 acres.
11. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
11. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
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16 local reviews
12138 N Lamar Blvd, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
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Amanda
Tons of biking and hiking trails. It's a little oasis in the city.
Tasha
One of the best mountain biking parks in the Austin area. Also has playscape, ball fields, public pool, hiking…
Vikki
Popular mountain biking location. Also great for hiking.
11. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
11. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
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16 local reviews
12138 N Lamar Blvd, Austin
Open · Closes 10:00 PM
+1 512-974-6700
Amanda
Amanda
Tons of biking and hiking trails. It's a little oasis in the city.
Tasha
Tasha
One of the best mountain biking parks in the Austin area. Also has playscape, ball fields, public pool, hiking trails, and leash free dog ar…
Vikki
Vikki
Popular mountain biking location. Also great for hiking.
12. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
12. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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53 local reviews
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 512-232-0100
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Hayley
This is my favorite place to visit in Austin! It's a botanical garden featuring all native plants, with hiking…
Dana
Beautiful nature center with a focus on local fauna and a series of hiking trails.
Adam
Beautiful place to see all the pretty flowers.
12. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
12. Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
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53 local reviews
4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin
Open · Closes 8:00 PM
+1 512-232-0100
Hayley
Hayley
This is my favorite place to visit in Austin! It's a botanical garden featuring all native plants, with hiking trails and demonstration gard…
Dana
Dana
Beautiful nature center with a focus on local fauna and a series of hiking trails.
Adam
Adam
Beautiful place to see all the pretty flowers.