Best Hill Country Hikes

9:00 AM  –  11:00 AM

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge - Doeskin Ranch

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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 as we explore some of our favorite hikes along this rolling landscape. REI guides will discuss the area's flora and fauna and share their tips and tricks that will make this hike or your next hiking adventure all that much better. Each trail we visit is one of our favorite places and offers an opportunity for you to experience what makes it so unique.

  • 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...

Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge - Doeskin Ranch

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This class takes place at the Doeskin Ranch entrance of the refuge, located on FM 1174 in Bertram. From Austin, take Hwy 183 north to Hwy 29. Take 29 west for 2.4 miles, then take a slight left onto Hwy 1869 in Liberty Hill. Continue for 10 miles, then turn left onto FM 1174 S. After 2 miles, the parking lot and restrooms will be on your left. Meet the instructor(s) here. For questions, please call 512-482-3357 or email Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm.