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Gems in Central Texas - 6

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gem Favorite Sunset on top of NW Enchanted Rock

Enchanted Rock

(20) Frederi…, TX
gem Favorite Hamilton Pool

Hamilton Pool

(8) The Hills, TX
gem Favorite View from Sculpture Falls (wintertime). Barton creek is known for its beautiful blue-green water.

Sculpture Falls

(9) Rolling…, TX
gem Favorite Switchbacks await on the Peninsula Pass Trail.

Rough Hollow Cove

(1) Lakeway, TX
gem Favorite View of Colorado River from the riverbank near Gorman Falls

Gorman Falls

(11) Lampasas, TX
gem Favorite Zilker Park Barton Springs spill out...leading out the Barton Creek finger. Such a blast for the kids. Super refreshing spring water! The spring itself is on the upper other side of this spill out.

Barton Springs

(8) Austin, TX

Recommended Routes in Central Texas - 21

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Favorite Nature's stair stepper. It does not disappoint!
Intermediate/Difficult

River Place Nature Trail

5.6 mi 8.9 km 620' Up 189.12 m Up 620' Down 189.11 m Down

Barton…, TX
Favorite Trickling waterfall
Intermediate

Turkey Creek Trail

2.8 mi 4.6 km 167' Up 50.94 m Up 168' Down 51.3 m Down

Lost Creek, TX
Favorite Pennybacker Bridge, Austin, TX
Intermediate

Pennybacker Bridge Overlook Trail

0.1 mi 0.2 km 18' Up 5.49 m Up 8' Down 2.45 m Down

West La…, TX
Favorite My son navigating us through our hike and creating new GPS tracks with the Hiking Project app ! :)
Intermediate/Difficult

Lakeway Canyonlands & Mt. Lakeway Scenic View

5.8 mi 9.4 km 751' Up 228.8 m Up 751' Down 228.76 m Down

The Hills, TX
Favorite View from Sculpture Falls (wintertime). Barton creek is known for its beautiful blue-green water.
Intermediate

Upper Barton Creek Greenbelt

5.0 mi 8.1 km 299' Up 91.01 m Up 299' Down 91.13 m Down

Rolling…, TX
Favorite Sloping flanks of Enchanted Rock
Intermediate

Enchanted Rock Tour

6.3 mi 10.1 km 771' Up 234.96 m Up 769' Down 234.53 m Down

Frederi…, TX
Favorite This trail takes you to the little beach finger you see sticking out into the water on the left side of the picture.
Difficult

Lakeway Canyonlands to Rough Hollow Cove

6.0 mi 9.7 km 660' Up 201.29 m Up 658' Down 200.63 m Down

Lakeway, TX
Favorite Downtown Austin Tour.
Easy/Intermediate

Lady Bird Lake

10.5 mi 16.8 km 200' Up 61.1 m Up 201' Down 61.21 m Down

Rolling…, TX

Trails in Central Texas - 289

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0.6 mi 1.0 km #1Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fredericksburg, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Fredericksburg, TX 18 
26.4 mi 42.5 km #2Goodwater Loop Trail
Intermediate
Serenada, TX
Intermediate
Serenada, TX 25 
10.1 mi 16.2 km #3Juniper Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Johnson City, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Johnson City, TX
6.4 mi 10.3 km #4Great Escape Trail
Easy
Spicewood, TX
Easy
Spicewood, TX
0.3 mi 0.5 km #5Trophy Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lakeway, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Lakeway, TX
1.4 mi 2.3 km #6Gorman Falls Trail
Intermediate
Lampasas, TX
Intermediate
Lampasas, TX 18 
0.6 mi 0.9 km #7Rim Trail
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
1.0 mi 1.6 km #8Canyon Trail
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
1.7 mi 2.8 km #9Cibolo Creek Trail
Easy
Boerne, TX
Easy
Boerne, TX
1.5 mi 2.5 km #10Lakeside Greenbelt Trail
Intermediate
Lakeway, TX
Intermediate
Lakeway, TX
0.4 mi 0.7 km #11Woodlands Park and Nature Preserve Trail
Easy
Barton Creek, TX
Easy
Barton Creek, TX
0.5 mi 0.8 km #12Serene Loop Trail
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
0.4 mi 0.7 km #13Peninsula Pass Trail
Difficult
Lakeway, TX
Difficult
Lakeway, TX
2.1 mi 3.3 km #14Dinosour Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Grape Creek, TX
Easy/Intermediate
Grape Creek, TX
0.5 mi 0.9 km #15Hamilton Greenbelt II Trail
Easy
Lakeway, TX
Easy
Lakeway, TX
3.0 mi 4.9 km #16Pine Gulch Loop
Intermediate
Smithville, TX
Intermediate
Smithville, TX
0.5 mi 0.7 km #17Hurst Hollow Trail
Difficult
Lakeway, TX
Difficult
Lakeway, TX
3.9 mi 6.2 km #18Multi-Use Trail
Intermediate
Briarcliff, TX
Intermediate
Briarcliff, TX
1.2 mi 2.0 km #19Lake Loop Trail
Easy
Lakeway, TX
Easy
Lakeway, TX
0.2 mi 0.3 km #20Cave Trail
Intermediate
Moody, TX
Intermediate
Moody, TX

Photos of Central Texas - 354

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Enjoying a lift on Wolf Mountain
Dec 2, 2017 near Johnson…, TX
The morning sun looked amazing on this field!
Jul 23, 2019 near Wyldwood, TX
Sloping flanks of Enchanted Rock
Jul 25, 2016 near Frederi…, TX
Hamilton Pool
Jan 5, 2018 near The Hills, TX
Hamilton Pool.... minus the crowds .... in the off season.  This is a great short trail just about anytime of the year... after summer crowds are gone is best  :)
Aug 28, 2017 near The Hills, TX
Hamilton Pool ....Feb 2017
Aug 9, 2017 near The Hills, TX
Nature's stair stepper. It does not disappoint!
Nov 11, 2016 near Lost Creek, TX
Tranquil waterfalls.
Nov 11, 2016 near Barton…, TX