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  • Salado, Texas

    Hike the Chalk Ridge Falls Trail

    3.0
    2.5 mi / 131 ft gain
    The Chalk Ridge Falls Trail can be found within Chalk Ridge Falls Park just outside of Belton, Texas. The trail features one main waterfall as well as a neat suspension bridge. The hike to the waterfall and the bridge are not but about half a mile from the parking lot. Overall the trail is about ...
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  • Harker Heights, Texas

    Dana Peak Park Loop

    3.0
    8 mi / 705 ft gain
    This trail is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, horseback riders, and trail runners. The trail is open year-round, but is best travelled from October through April. Dogs are allowed on this trail but should be kept on leash. The peak offers scenic views of central Texas. You can park inside or o...
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  • Taylor, Texas

    Granger Lake Trail

    7.54 mi / 400 ft gain
    Granger Lake Trail is an out-and-back trail that starts off in Taylor Park in Granger Texas. At the end of the trail are primitive campsites, accessible by hike or by boat. This trail is used by hikers and bikers and dog-friendly on leash. Backcountry campground reservations for Fox Bottom Camp A...
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  • Georgetown, Texas

    Crockett Gardens and Falls

    4.5
    7.68 mi / 1030 ft gain
    This is a 7.6 mile out-and-back trail snaking along the banks of Lake Georgetown. The trailhead is located in Cedar Breaks Park. There is no fee to hike the trail however there are fees for camping, boating, or picnicking so be sure to tell the attendants you are just there to hike. Once through ...
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  • Georgetown, Texas

    Hike Good Water Trail Loop From Cedar Breaks

    10.1 mi / 688 ft gain
    The Good Water Trail Loop from Cedar Breaks is a 10.1 mile loop hike that begins within Cedar Breaks Park, just northeast of Georgetown, Texas. The trail is heavily trafficked and even more so on weekends. There are several inclines and declines, but nothing too significant. The trail has rough t...
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  • Georgetown, Texas

    Hike the San Gabriel River Trail

    7.6 mi / 498 ft gain
    The San Gabriel River trailhead is found within Cedar Breaks Park, just northeast of Georgetown, Texas. The trail is a 7.6 mile moderate out-and-back trail. The trail is heavily trafficked and even more so on weekends. There are several inclines and declines, but nothing too significant. The trai...
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  • Georgetown, Texas

    Good Water Loop

    5.0
    25.58 mi / 2241 ft gain
    The Good Water Loop is a loop trail around the San Gabriel River through Russel Park and Sawyer Park. Just outside of Georgetown, Texas, this trail is perfect for a lengthy trail run or for an overnight backpacking trip. This trail is open year-round, and dogs are allowed to use this trail if kep...
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  • Georgetown, Texas

    Blue Hole in Georgetown

    5.0
    Head to the location pin and you will find free parking. Get out and head north on S Rock Street and you will come across a wide sidewalk that runs parallel with the South Fork San Gabriel River. Look East and you will see the Blue Hole about 600ft away. The waterfall has 3 levels. The first leve...
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  • Georgetown, Texas

    Hike San Gabriel River From Blue Hole

    10.4 mi / 380 ft gain
    San Gabriel River from Blue Hole is a 10.4 mile out and back hike that follows along the North San Gabriel River in Georgetown, Texas. The trail is moderately trafficked. A large majority of the trail is paved, shaded, and well-maintained. It provides beautiful views of the river with an abundan...
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  • Georgetown, Texas

    Hike the Pickett Trail

    3.5
    1.7 mi / 66 ft gain
    The trail features a gorgeous river, and is enjoyable for all skill levels. Dogs are allowed to use this trail, but must be kept on leash.  Parking at Blue Hole Park is relatively easy. Once parked, head west down the river for about a quarter mile and you'll find some picnic tables and a pavili...
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  • Liberty Hill, Texas

    Hike the Good Water Trail

    5.0
    12.6 mi / 1270 ft gain
    The Good Water Trail which is part of the larger Good Water Loop, is a 12.6 mile point-to-point hike. This trail is heavily trafficked by both hikers and mountain bikers alike. It's a great trail for scenic views, nature, and wildlife. Please be advised that the trail is severely rocky and uneven...
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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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  • Austin, Texas

    Hike Walnut Creek Metro Loop

    8.8 mi / 534 ft gain
    Walnut Creek Metro Loop is an 8.8 mile loop hike located within Walnut Creek Metro Park in north Austin, Texas. The trail is moderately hiked and relatively easy. It's great for walking/running/cycling. There are many smaller trails that connect portions of the main loop and it's easy to get conf...
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  • Austin, Texas

    Hike or Bike the Walnut Creek Trail

    3.7
    4.4 mi / 190 ft gain
    Walnut Creek Park has a TON of little side trails that make this a must do if you are in or near the area. This particular trail (1 of 2 major ones) is a 15 mile loop but can be done as a shorter out and back. Once you park in the parking lot head southwest to find the trailhead and you're good t...
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  • Austin, Texas

    Hike the Great Hills Park Trail

    2.31 mi / 127 ft gain
    The Great Hills Park trail is a 2.3 mile point-to-point nature trail found within the Great Hills neighborhood of Northwest Austin. The trail is perfect for cycling, hiking, or just for taking a regular walk. The hike features a multitude of wildlife and is primarily shaded. There are several bat...
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  • Austin, Texas

    St. Edwards Park Yellow & Blue Trails

    4.6
    1.24 mi
    St. Edwards Park offers 2 main trails taking you along a creek, up hill trails with gorgeous views from atop a bluff, through exposed meadows filled with prairie grasses and cacti, and to a small swimming hole with a rope swing. The Creek Trail is a much easier, family friendly hike compared to ...
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Camping and Lodging in Salado

Stillhouse
Belton, Texas

Stillhouse

Union Grove
Salado, Texas

Union Grove

Dana Peak
Harker Heights, Texas

Dana Peak

Belton Lakeview Park
Belton, Texas

Belton Lakeview Park

Westcliff
Belton, Texas

Westcliff

Live Oak Ridge
Belton, Texas

Live Oak Ridge

Guides, Insights and Stories from Salado

Erin's Travel Guide to Austin, Texas

Erin's Travel Guide to Austin, Texas

Erin Newman-Mitchell

10 Must-Do Adventures Near Austin, Texas

10 Must-Do Adventures Near Austin, Texas

The Outbound Collective

Top 20 hikes near Austin, Texas

Top 20 hikes near Austin, Texas

Aurora Slaughter