Best Hill Country Hikes

3:00 PM  –  5:00 PM

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

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  • Fitness level  2: Easy Active
  • Skill level  1: Beginner
  • Group size: 12

The Texas Hill Country is a special region full of hidden springs, wildlife sanctuaries, and towering Oak trees. Join REI Outdoor School as we explore some of our favorite hiking spots along this rolling landscape. REI Instructors demonstrate knowledge and experience that will make this tour and even your next hiking adventure all that much better. Each month we will visit one of our favorite places and offer an opportunity for you to join us. Hike locations will be specified in the information provided for the specific day - click on the sessions below to determine the location of upcoming hikes.

  • Trail exposure
  • Meet fellow trail enthusiasts


You will receive a pre-course email from our Austin Outdoor School Staff 2-3 days before your class with more information about what to expect from the class, what to bring, where to meet, etc...

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve

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More directions and information

The Wild Basin entrance is directly off of Hwy 360 on the east side of the road. Park anywhere and meet the instructor at the trailhead near the visitors' center at the top of the hill. There is a $3 cash entry fee at the park. For questions, email or call 512-482-3357 Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.