If you ask most Austin area hikers about their favorite destination, they’ll likely give you one of three responses: the Barton Creek Greenbelt, the Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve, or the trail at Turkey Creek.
There’s nothing wrong with any of these answers.
With eight miles of trails conveniently located near the intersection of Mopac and 360, the Barton Creek Greenbelt is the city’s most popular hiking location for a reason.
The Wild Basin Preserve, meanwhile, features a peaceful waterfall and a few breathtaking scenic views.
And few dog-lovers can resist Turkey Creek’s unique mix of off-leash culture and winding creekside paths.
Yet, somehow, a place that harmoniously melds the best features of these three trails often goes unmentioned — and it’s located just a hop and a skip away from Lake Travis.