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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 This is where you'll be standing if you follow the trail to its end point.

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 View from Barton Springs out towards the spill out creek finger that heads to the river.  This is a weekday! Weekends are a bit overcrowded (expect to share the space with friendly 4:20 peeps).

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 Barton Creek is lots of fun. Keep a good eye on your dogs and kids when playing the little waterfalls :)
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 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 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 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
Favorite Barton Creek is lots of fun. Keep a good eye on your dogs and kids when playing the little waterfalls :)
Intermediate

Lower Barton Creek Greenbelt

7.8 mi 12.5 km 167' Up 50.98 m Up 167' Down 50.87 m Down

Rolling…, TX

Central Texas Running

  • 538 Miles 865 Kilometers of Trail
  • 21 Recommended Routes
  • 6 Gems Gems
  • 176 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 135 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 8 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Central Texas - 298

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26.4 mi 42.5 km #1Goodwater Loop Trail
Intermediate
Serenada, TX
Intermediate
Serenada, TX 27 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #2Summit Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Fredericksburg, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Fredericksburg, TX 19 
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
3.0 mi 4.9 km #8Pine Gulch Loop
Intermediate
Smithville, TX
Intermediate
Smithville, TX
1.0 mi 1.6 km #9Canyon Trail
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
1.7 mi 2.8 km #10Cibolo Creek Trail
Easy
Boerne, TX
Easy
Boerne, TX

Photos of Central Texas - 356

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The morning sun looked amazing on this field!
Jul 23, 2019 near Wyldwood, TX
Hamilton Pool
Jan 5, 2018 near The Hills, TX
Sloping flanks of Enchanted Rock
Jul 25, 2016 near Frederi…, 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
Sunset on top of NW Enchanted Rock
Nov 22, 2017 near Frederi…, TX