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Texas

Whether you're looking for adventure near a city like Austin, Houston, or Dallas, or headed into the remote and beautiful Big Bend National Park, we've got you covered with Texas sized adventures.

Top Spots in and near Texas

  • Spring Branch, Texas

    Kayak at Guadalupe River State Park

    5.0
    4 mi
    Once you enter Guadalupe River State Park, be sure to grab a map of the park as the roads can be a little confusing. Drive toward the Discovery Center Loop where you'll find a large parking lot near the river. Slather on some sunscreen, grab your kayak, and head downhill toward the river!The rive...
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  • Houston, Texas

    Hit the Trails at Memorial Park

    3.5
    Memorial Park is a hub for Houstonians looking to escape that busy day-to-day urban rush. With a 3 mile running loop and 10 miles worth of multi-use trails to offer, the park does tend to get pretty busy, however it is rare that you would not be able to find parking on any given day.The best trai...
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  • Austin, Texas

    Visit the Cathedral of Junk

    4.7
    The Cathedral of Junk is a hidden gem within the Austin City Limits, actually located in the Artists backyard. Construction was started back in 1988 by Vince Hahnemann and he still continues to add to it to this day! Climb to the top of the tower to rock out on the drum set or maybe even catch a ...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Emory Peak via Pinnacles Trail

    4.9
    9.44 mi / 2401 ft gain
    The hike to Emory Peak zig-zags up the face of the mountain, and only when you reach the peak do you get the full, 360 view of Big Bend National Park. Trust me, it's gorgeous. You get some pretty amazing views before reaching the peak, too, but you are hiking on the inside of the “horseshoe” loo...
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  • Culberson County, Texas

    Guadalupe Peak Trail

    4.7
    8.15 mi / 2867 ft gain
    The Hike This nearly 8.2-mile out-and-back hike starts almost a mile above sea level and has more than 2,800 feet of elevation gain. The beginning 1.5 miles include a lot of switchbacks, and hikers quickly gain elevation. The second part of the trail up the North-facing slope is shady as it goes...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Chisos Mountains Loop

    5.0
    15.3 mi / 3737 ft gain
    Most people don’t know that there are 8,000-foot peaks in Texas, but in the exceptionally remote southwest corner of the Lone Star State, Big Bend National Park’s Chisos Mountains soar high over the Chihuahuan Desert. The South Rim of the mountain bowl features a few backcountry sites that allow ...
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  • Glen Rose, Texas

    Feed Exotic Wildlife at Fossil Rim

    5.0
    Fossil Rim Wildlife Center started it's journey about 30 years ago when a few passionate conservationists took it upon themselves to start a fight to save many endangered species. Over the last few decades they have turned the center from a small park to an expansive area that is home to nearly 1...
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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 Lower Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail

    5.0
    2.86 mi / 78 ft gain
    Park in the lot off of Lakewood Drive (see map) to access the trail. This trail is good for all skill levels and is dog-friendly. 
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  • Karnack, Texas

    Canoeing Caddo Lake

    5.0
    To start this trail you'll enter Caddo Lake State Park located on Park Road 2, Karnack, Texas. Immediately after turning into the entrance, you'll see the park headquarters where the park rangers will get you set up with a key to a canoe. You'll drive to Saw Mill Pond after that to find a small ...
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  • Bandera, Texas

    West Peak Loop

    4.0
    3.35 mi / 387 ft gain
    West Peak is situated in the beautiful Hill Country State Natural Area which is located near the popular Lost Maples and Garner state parks. The scenic overlook located on this peak gives an unparalleled view of the Hill Country Valley and definitely worth the hike if you're in the area. Once you...
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  • Quitaque, Texas

    Camping at Caprock Canyon State Park

    4.1
    1.64 mi / 95 ft gain
    Caprock Canyon State Park is equipped with two primitive campgrounds: North Prong and South Prong. These campgrounds are equipped with pit toilets as seen in the above photos. For camping at the North Prong Primitive Campsite, the hike from the parking lot to the campsite is 1.25 miles. The hikin...
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  • Glen Rose, Texas

    Camp at Dinosaur Valley State Park

    4.0
    3 mi
    Starting at the Cedar Brake Outer Loop trailhead, leave your car and toss your pack on your back. You'll walk along some pretty single track-style paths and depending on what season you've chosen, you might be treated to some lovely Texas wildflowers. You'll come to a river crossing and get to co...
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  • Austin, Texas

    Photograph Pennybacker Bridge (Austin 360 Bridge)

    4.3
    0.5 mi / 75 ft gain
    If you're looking for excellent views of hill country, the skyline, or just an awesome place to watch the sunset this is the place to be. If you're heading southbound from 183 on 360 just before you reach the bridge there will be a dirt parking lot on your right. There are trailheads on the easts...
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  • Port Aransas, Texas

    Beach Camp at Mustang Island

    5.0
    Mustang Island State Park is five miles of Texas Coastline that is maintained by the Texas Parks Department and offers overnight camping. With cool winds and temperate waters, this is a perfect spot to get away for the weekend.Once you arrive at the entrance just head over to the Ranger Station t...
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  • Bend, Texas

    Hike to Spicewood Springs via Spicewood Canyon Trail

    5.0
    3.81 mi / 367 ft gain
    Spicewood Spring is a spring-fed swimming hole in Colorado Bend State Park and can be reached in one of two ways. There is an out and back trail that will take about 3.6 miles round trip if you just want to swim, but I prefer turning it into a scenic hike that takes you through Spicewood Canyon a...
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