If you want to experience the thrill of being in the backwoods without leaving Austin, Texas, the Wild Basin Wilderness is your perfect destination. It is a well known preserve around Austin which spans 227 acres of trails and forest that are open for the public from early in the morning until dusk seven times a week. But because it is a preserve, the brining of pets and bicycles are usually prohibited. Picnics are also not allowed to prevent accumulation of waste by visitors.
Hiking trails that leads to a variety of great terrains can be found on the Wild Basin Wilderness. There is enough balance of grasslands, streamside, and woodland in the area which is perfect for hiking and sightseeing. Year round stargazing events are also held in the preserve if weather forecast is amiable. Guided and educational tours are also available especially for children. Today, the Wild Basin Wilderness has a hiking trail of about 4km or 2.5 miles.
Address: 805 N Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX 78746
|Mon – Tue: 8:00 am – 9:00 pmWed: 7:00 am – 3:00 pm, 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Thu: 9:00 am – 11:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, 9:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat – Sun: 8:00 am – 10:00 pm, 2:00 am – 3:00 am