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Wild Basin Outer Loop

Intermediate
 4.0 (5) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

One of the few hikes in Austin with hills.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

Loop

890' 271 m

High

702' 214 m

Low

260' 79 m

Up

248' 75 m

Down

5%

Avg Grade (3°)

17%

Max Grade (9°)

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Features Birding · Waterfall · Wildlife

Open Sunrise to Sunset

Overview

A lovely preserve near downtown that features a waterfall. You can choose many different routes and all are easy to follow.

Need to Know

There is a chemical toilet in the parking lot. There are composting toilets in the visitors center, but the center is only open M-F 9-4. Quite busy on weekends.

Description

Loop trail through juniper and oak trees. Features a couple of easy stream crossings and a nice waterfall. The terrain is fairly rocky, as most trails are in the area, but the trail is well marked.

The trail begins at the top of a hill, goes down to Bee Creek then back up another hill. There is another down and up to complete the trail. The Visitors Center has some nice exhibits, but is only open on weekdays.

Flora & Fauna

Habitat for the Golden Cheeked Warbler, which I've only heard, not spotted. Frequent sightings of road runners and rabbits.

Contacts

Shared By:

Mary Scott

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Baby waterfall in an ecological recovery area (not allowed to go in).
Aug 8, 2017 near West La…, TX
Waterfall on Bee Creek.
Jan 30, 2019 near West La…, TX

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