As the weather changes and the autumn season goes into fulls swing, I've been exploring different nature preserves and hikes around the Austin Area. Here are some I've been on in the past weeks:
Last Friday, I went to the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail. There are a few entrances to this area, but I found that the least traveled one was on the Northeast side of the 360 highway, next to the office buildings.
I also enjoyed exploring at the Riverplace Nature Trail in Westlake, especially in the beautiful weather this weekend. Although you have to pay a fee to hike here, the views and vast area is totally worth it.
I would recommend the Turkey Creek Trail, too. Being right next to Emma Long Park, this area is a little more heavily trafficked, but it is a beautifully shaded trail that's great for dogs as well.
Lastly, if you're up for the drive, the Reimers Ranch Park is just outside Dripping Springs, and has always been one of my favorite places to be. If it's hot, there's swimming in the Pedernales, but if not, the trails themselves are expansive and amazing. Totally worth the trek for me :)