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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

  • Llano, Texas

    Primitive Camp at Moss Lake

    3.3 mi / 300 ft gain
    Enchanted Rock is one of the most popular destinations in Texas, but if you want to enhance your experience at this treasured site, I suggested primitive camping at Moss Lake. The majority of the campsites are drive-up or walk-in and become overcrowded, especially on the weekends. Moss Lake is th...
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Camp at Huntsville State Park

    7 mi / 125 ft gain
    Note: The lake camping photo is of a Huntsville State Park sanctioned campsite.Huntsville State Park is located about an hour north of Houston off of I-45. As part of the Pineywoods region of Texas, pine trees dot the landscape in Huntsville. The park is also home to a variety of wildlife includi...
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  • Needville, Texas

    Hike 40-Acre Lake in Brazos Bend

    1.4 mi / 26 ft gain
    Looking for the chance to get up close and personal with some American Alligators? Brazos Bend will do just that and more. Located within a stone's throw from the thriving metropolis of Houston, the park is home to more than 300 different species of wildlife. With about 25 miles of trails in the...
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  • Culberson County, Texas

    McKittrick Canyon Trail to McKittrick Ridge Campground

    14.27 mi / 3274 ft gain
    This hike is not for the faint of heart or the out of shape. Bolstering 2000ft of elevation gain over 10 miles of rough terrain, this hike will challenge you but grant you an immense reward if you can persevere. Make sure you've packed plenty of water. There are NO backcountry water supply points...
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  • Boerne, Texas

    Paddle Guadalupe River at Berghiem

    Drive up to Bergheim Campgrounds located at 103 White Water Rd Boerne, TX 78006 for a safe place to park your vehicles. From Here you can rent kayaks, canoes or bring your own and can even arrange a drop-off or pick-up shuttle.A short 3-mile paddle to Edge Falls road is a great afternoon adventu...
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  • Austin, Texas

    Bike through Iconic Graffiti Landmarks in Austin

    You don't have to rent a bike but it's the "Austin" thing to do. With plenty of pick up and drop off locations all throughout the city you can start the trip and end it whenever you feel like it! It's recommended to start the trip on South Congress at the bike rental located near Doc's Motorworks...
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  • Alpine, Texas

    Hike Boquillas Canyon in Big Bend

    1.2 mi / 229 ft gain
    Boquillas Canyon is one of the longest and most beautiful canyons Big Bend has to offer. To get here you will head towards Rio Grande Village from the park's headquarters at Panther Junction. If desired, you can stop at the store in Rio Grande Village to pick up some snacks and beverages before y...
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  • Dallas, Texas

    Relax at Klyde Warren Park

    Klyde Warren Park spans 5.2 acres over the Woodall Rogers Freeway in downtown Dallas and is a great place to spend an afternoon or Saturday. There are always a series of different food trucks that come and park next to it as well as a cafe located on site. There's plenty of open space, shaded pic...
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  • New Waverly, Texas

    Catch a Sunrise over Lake Raven

    Huntsville State Park's 250 acre Raven Lake is a perfect spot for catching a sunrise. Watch for Egrets along the shoreline while enjoying the solitude of the early morning hour. Hang out on the fishing pier and take in the views while watching the sun crest over the surrounding woods. Be sure ...
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  • Dripping Springs, Texas

    Sport Climbing at Milton Reimer's Ranch

    Milton Reimer's Ranch is a limestone sport-climbing crag in Dripping Springs, Texas near Austin, Texas with hundreds of routes. The park is divided into two main sections--Reimer's and North Shore, each with their own parking lot. Approaches are quite easy and well marked. The original Reimer's a...
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  • Medina, Texas

    Canoe or Kayak the Medina River

    Start at the river crossing of Patterson Avenue in the town of Medina, Texas. From here, you have several take out options which can be seen in the map pictured above (spots marked by "x"). How far to go is up to you, but a good end point is Peaceful Valley Crossing where there is plenty of publi...
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  • Big Bend National Park, Texas

    Camp at Nugent Mountain

    Nugent Mountain is a very handsome butte and Big Bend is a great place to go get some splendid desert solitude and recharge your good vibes. This campsite, NM1, is the perfect spot to relax and get a great practice in.NM1 is one of the park's many backcountry, car camp sites. You will need to get...
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  • Houston, Texas

    Explore Buffalo Bayou Park

    5 mi
    Boasting 160 acres, Buffalo Bayou is a common go-to destination for some relaxation and recreation for local Houstonians. At any given time you will find people here enjoying a picnic, playing pick-up volleyball or basketball games, walking their dog, biking, or simply just enjoying the views of ...
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  • Canyon, Texas

    Rock Garden Trail

    4.98 mi / 600 ft gain
    Of all the trails in Palo Duro Canyon, the Rock Garden is arguably the most challenging, the most strenuous, and – not coincidentally – rewards hikers with the best views of the canyon. It is a five-mile round-trip hike with a rigorous incline, and is the only trail in the park that takes hikers ...
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  • Spicewood, Texas

    Hike through Muleshoe Bend Recreation Area

    5.4 mi / 365 ft gain
    Spend all day wandering the endless fields of bluebonnets above the banks of the Colorado River in this hill country oasis. MuleshoeBend Recreation Area is just 50 minutes outside of Austin in Spicewood, TX. It has 540 acres of trails, camping, and picnic tables. The highlight of this park is the...
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  • Utopia, Texas

    Camp out at Four Sisters Ranch Cabin

    If you're looking for a beautiful secluded cabin to camp in the Texas Hill Country make sure to check out Four Sisters Ranch Cabin. Located near Vanderpool and Utopia, this cabin is the perfect place for a weekend getaway. The landowners are gracious hosts that bake banana nut bread for you and d...
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