Hike the Wild Basin Trail

Wild Basin Trail

Distance

1.95 Miles

Elevation Gain

275 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer

Type

Loop

Family Friendly
Waterfall
Wildflowers
Wildlife

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

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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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.

Distance

1.95 Miles

Elevation Gain

275 Feet

Activities

Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer

Type

Loop

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