The Best Photography in Texas

Looking for the best photography in Texas? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Texas. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

Top photography spots in and near Texas

  • Dripping Springs, Texas

    Swim at Hamilton Pool Preserve

    4.1
    Hamilton Pool Preserve, about a 45 minute drive from Austin, TX, is one of the most beautiful places to spend a hot, Texas afternoon. A short hike from the parking lot through a wooded forest opens up onto a scenic, natural pool. The small beach to one side is usually dotted with sunbathers and p...
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  • Johnson City, Texas

    Explore Pedernales Falls

    4.8
    0.6 mi / 104 ft gain
    Pedernales Falls drops 50 feet in elevation over 3,000 feet of titled, layered steps of limestone along the Pedernales River in Blanco County. In order to reach the falls you must enter Pedernales Falls State Park and follow the park road until the very end. There you'll find a parking lot and it...
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  • Hubbard, Texas

    Stargaze at Hubbard City Lakes Park

    4.5
    Hubbard City Lakes Park is located about two miles south of the town center of Hubbard off of Highway 31. If you're heading south on 31 you'll make a right on to Country Road 3360 (and if you're heading north you'll make a left). It will be a dirt road, but I took my VW wagon on it so most cars ...
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  • Burnet, Texas

    Camp at Inks Lake's Pecan Flats

    5.0
    2 mi
    Inks Lake is located northwest of Austin and is home to about 200 campsites. For a more unique experience and to be set away from the parks many visitors, choose the Pecan Flats Trail Primitive Camp which is about a mile hike from the Pecan Flats trailhead.Once you enter the park, the Pecan Flats...
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  • Spicewood, Texas

    Camp at Pace Bend Park

    4.4
    Pace Bend is a favorite camping and day use destination near Austin, Texas. The park is approximately 45 minutes West of Austin located off of Hwy 71 and offers visitors a wide range of recreational activities. There is an entrance fee of $10 per vehicle for Day Use only and $15 per vehicle for p...
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  • Canyon, Texas

    Hike to the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon

    4.4
    5.4 mi / 492 ft gain
    Palo Duro Canyon is considered the Grand Canyon of Texas and the Lighthouse is one of the most unique geological formations found there. In order to reach it you must enter the Palo Duro Canyon State Park and drive down Park Road 5 until you reach the Lighthouse Trailhead parking lot on the right...
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  • Leander, Texas

    Explore Dinosaur Tracks in Leander

    4.1
    1 mi
    About a half mile west from the Hwy 183 bridge that crosses the South Fork of the San Gabriel River lies approximately 12 dinosaur footprints embedded in the river bed. Not many people know about the dinosaur tracks just northwest of Austin in Leander, Texas. This is not a marked trail, there ar...
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  • Terlingua, Texas

    Hike Santa Elena Canyon in Big Bend

    4.6
    1.7 mi / 610 ft gain
    Santa Elena Canyon is one of the crown jewels of Big Bend National Park, and something you surely don't want to miss if you pay the park a visit. To get here you will take the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive from Panther Junction, the park's headquarters. This drive has many pull-offs to take advantage...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Hike to Cattail Falls

    5.0
    3 mi / 360 ft gain
    Head south on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive in Big Bend. Just after mile marker 3, you will see signs for the Sam Nail Ranch overlook, and a small opening in the scrub brush will appear on your left... but go slow, it's easy to miss! Turn left down the dirt road. Follow it for about a mile or ...
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  • Plano, Texas

    Arbor Hills Nature Preserve Loop

    3.8
    2.44 mi / 20 ft gain
    Arbor Hills Nature Preserve is a free, fantastic get-away for a quick dose of the outdoors in the middle of the busy city. Safe and family-friendly, this preserve has a wide variety of visitors doing every type of activity, from jogging to mountain biking to drone flying. The playground sits nex...
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  • Albany, Texas

    Stargaze at Fort Griffin

    4.5
    Witness the Milky Way in all of it's glory at Fort Griffin State Historic Site. The site offers a monthly Star & Skies of Texas viewing party and this is the only way inside of the Historic Site at night. The event itself lasts about 2-3 hours but they allow individuals to stay in the park as...
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  • Concan, Texas

    Ol' Baldy, Bird, Bridges, Madrone Loop

    5.0
    2.77 mi / 938 ft gain
    Garner State Park is one of the best parks in Texas Hill Country if you are looking for some hiking with elevation. It is incredibly scenic, has plenty of campgrounds, and is also nearby to Lost Maples State Natural Area - a park very well-known for its fall foliage. If you happen to visit Garner...
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  • Austin, Texas

    Hike through the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

    4.0
    2.5 mi
    Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is managed as part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve and consists of 227 acres of beautiful Hill Country woodlands owned jointly by Travis County (164.4 acres) and St. Edwards University (62.6 acres). Wild Basin is open to visitors who can hike the 2.5 miles of t...
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  • Vanderpool, Texas

    Hike the East Trail at Lost Maples

    5.0
    4.4 mi / 561 ft gain
    Lost Maples State Natural Area is the go to place if you want to escape to New England-like Fall scenery in Texas, which is hard to believe for some. Tucked away deep in Hill Country near Vanderpool, TX, Lost Maples has a unique supply of Maple trees thanks to the deepness of the canyons found in...
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  • Dallas, Texas

    Explore White Rock Lake

    5.0
    9.3 mi
    White Rock Lake is the crown jewel of Dallas. It includes a 9.3 mile loop trail that is available for hikers, bikers, and walkers. In addition to the trail, there are several scenic docks for fishers or people just looking to spend the evening somewhere outside of downtown. Whether you are lookin...
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  • Spicewood, Texas

    Explore Krause Springs

    4.0
    Spend the day swimming and exploring or stay the night and see everything this privately owned park has to offer! From the spring fed concrete pool, to natural spring fed swimming hole, waterfall, butterfly gardens and more! Bring your tent or even your RV! They take reservations for RV hookups o...
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