REI Friend, hope the COVID 19 is inspiring you to explore self and nature. Most of state parks are reserved for the week of 3/13.  We are looking for cool trails to hike in the hill country.  Any suggestions...

Thank you

Hi @nithy - Thanks for reaching out! It's great to hear that you are planning to get out and do some hiking soon. We first want to confirm which hill country you are talking about, as there are a few different states that have a region with that name. Are you in the Texas hill country? 

Once we know what state you are in, we will tag some community members from the same area and potentially be able to give some suggestions ourselves. Look forward to hearing back so we can hopefully get you some fun hiking suggestions! 

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

Much thank you for your reply.  Correct. Exploring Texas Hill Country since day passes and camping is full taken for the week of 3/13



@nithy - Great to hear! The Texas Hill Country is such an amazing area. I was lucky enough to roam around there a fair amount when I was younger, so am excited to share a couple of my favorite spots:

You may also find some good information in this previous post about hiking options near Austin - Seeking advice on good places to hike in Austin, TX.

Additionally, we are going to tag some fellow Texans to see if they can weigh in. @Pxlchk1@Orb2009@ductapephantom@scottmc@cmfletcher@CourtneyAdele - do you all have any Hill Country hikes to recommend?

Hopefully this helps. Happy hiking!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.


The trails at RiverPlace (subdivision) are nice, although I notice that they charge a fee now.

If you want to do some hiking and primitive camping, you might be able to get a spot at Lake Georgetown. The area is run by the Army Corps of Engineers.

Also, there are nice hiking trails at Milton Reimer's Ranch, a Travis County Park. I did some volunteer trail work there once on "It's My Park Day".

There are also an abundance of City of Austin parks that are very nice. One I like a lot is Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park.


Some have already been mentioned, but here are others:

River Place Nature Trail

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

Mount Bonnell (not much of a hike)

Blunn Creek Preserve

Turkey Creek Trail

McKinney Falls State Park

Enchanted Rock

Colorado Bend State Park

Milton Reimers Ranch Park

Lost Maples State Natural Area

Garner State Park

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge

Guadalupe River State Park

Pedernales Falls State Park

Texas Wanderer

Concan SP