The Best Hikes near Waco

Phil Ostroff at Colorado Bend State Park
Cedar Breaks Park, Georgetown, TexasCedar Breaks ParkGeorgetown, TexasAfter 2 hours, a 2 1/2 mile hike, and falling flat on my bum & getting a palm full of thorns, I finally made it to the waterfall/natural spring...Lake Austin - 360 Bridge Overlook, Austin, TexasLake Austin - 360 Bridge OverlookAustin, TexasAn amazing view of the 360 loop bridge. Such an easy hike up here.Colorado Bend State Park, San Saba County, TexasColorado Bend State ParkSan Saba County, TexasA lovely sunset view from the Colorado Bend State Park in Bend, Texas (about 30 miles from Lampasas). A great park with scenic views, hike and bike...Bull Creek District Park, Austin, TexasBull Creek District ParkAustin, TexasBull Creek Park is a great place to hike in Austin. There are trails, a volleyball court, and of course the beautiful creek itself.Dinosaur World, Somervell County, TexasDinosaur WorldSomervell County, TexasGreat day out for the kids. Hiking trail with life size dinosaurs, fossil dig (kids get to keep what they find), and a really nice museum.Lake Georgetown, Georgetown, TexasLake GeorgetownGeorgetown, TexasAt Cedar Breaks Park overlooking Lake Georgetown. Tell the attendant in the front that your only day hiking, and the entry fee is waived! You're...Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Restaurant, Somervell County, TexasFossil Rim Wildlife Center: RestaurantSomervell County, TexasFossil Rim is a very cool experience! Lots of animals! Giraffes were by far my favorite!Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Restaurant, Somervell County, TexasFossil Rim Wildlife Center: RestaurantSomervell County, TexasOne of Fossil Rim's many giraffes. Buy the feed bag. Totally worth it.Balcones Canyonlands Wildlife, Austin, TexasBalcones Canyonlands WildlifeAustin, TexasI got to this spot by hiking in the Warbler Vista area of the Canyonlands. The hike was well worth the view. I was speechless! If you keep driving...Texas Parks and Wildlife - Dinosaur Valley State Park, Somervell County, TexasTexas Parks and Wildlife - Dinosaur Valley State ParkSomervell County, TexasWalk along the river to see real dinosaur tracks, hiking trails and two Dino statutes from the first world fair. $7 person admissionBull Creek Greenbelt Upper, Austin, TexasBull Creek Greenbelt UpperAustin, TexasHiked the greenbelt. Was really cloudy and cold but worth it! Great trail!Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge, Burnet County, TexasBalcones Canyonlands National Wildlife RefugeBurnet County, TexasDoeskin Ranch at the Canyonlands. A bit of a drive but totally worth it. The hike up is a bit strenuous, but the views are breathtaking when you...Inks Lake State Park Store, Burnet County, TexasInks Lake State Park StoreBurnet County, TexasA great place to swim and camp. This is in the park and they call it "devils water hole", I hate the name but love the cliffs. There is a small...Southwest Nature Preserve, Arlington, TexasSouthwest Nature PreserveArlington, TexasThis is a great place for a hike and geocaching.Lake Travis Zipline Adventures, Travis County, TexasLake Travis Zipline AdventuresTravis County, TexasVery fun hiking and zip lines. I think there are a total of five zip lines along this hike. One of the zips goes over Lake Travis. They also have...Brushy Creek Lake Park, Cedar Park, TexasBrushy Creek Lake ParkCedar Park, TexasSunset hiking is always a good idea. Especially at gorgeous parks like this one!Cedar Breaks Park, Georgetown, TexasCedar Breaks ParkGeorgetown, TexasI took one of those "hipster-y" photos with my travel tattoo! Little blurry for effect. Live it, love it! :)Cedar Breaks Park, Georgetown, TexasCedar Breaks ParkGeorgetown, TexasAdmiring the sunset from a cliff overlooking Lake Georgetown at Cedar Breaks Park. Such bliss.Berry Springs Park and Preserve, Georgetown, TexasBerry Springs Park and PreserveGeorgetown, TexasThe wildflowers grow like crazy here. Hike around and see what you can find. :-)Purtis Creek State Park, Van Zandt County, TexasPurtis Creek State ParkVan Zandt County, TexasGreat place for a hike, with 4 trails to run, walk, or bike (only 2 for biking). Bring your RV or tent for some camping. Dog friendly, a great walk...
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