Hike the Wild Basin Trail

Wild Basin Trail

Enjoy patches of shade on this trail, walk to a little waterfall, and if you're lucky you'll spot an armadillo. 

Park at the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve (see map) to access the trail. Good for families or to visit alone. 

Photos: Matthew Peoples, Ivers McGraw, Kelly Bolinger

Pack List

  • Water shoes (optional)
  • Sun protection
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RT Distance 1.95 Miles
Elevation Gain 275 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Spring, Summer
Trail Type Loop
Family Friendly


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Austin Standard

This trail is your standard trail in Central Austin. It’s rocky and you have cacti and there are hills and a small waterfall. It won’t necessarily wow you, but it’s not a total bore.

Please respect the places you find on The Outbound Collective.

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures. Be aware of local regulations and don't damage these amazing places for the sake of a photograph. Learn More

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