About McKinney Falls State Park This beautiful state park is located just south of Austin city center, and west of the Austin Bergstrom International Airport. Getting to McKinney Falls State Park is super easy, even during rush hour because it’s nicely situated just outside of the city. The park plays host to many activities including […]
My quest for the best hiking trails Hiking is one of my favorite activities in Austin, and the city is home to one of the most extensive urban trail systems in the country. There are plenty of trails outside of the Austin city limits, but over the past year, I’ve been searching for the best […]
About Walla Crag Since I was in Keswick for a conference, and had a few hours to kill before going back to Manchester, I asked around for some great hiking spots. If you know anything about Keswick and The Lake District, you know that hiking is what the area is known for. So, there was no […]
As I see it, there are exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime-view hikes, and there are exercise hikes (and, of course, sometimes something in between). Hiking Desert Vista Trailhead was squarely in the exercise hike category.
It was raining in Austin, and as I got closer to Inks Lake State Park, the clouds began to break.
Iao Valley State Park is a great place to get acclimated to Maui vegetation, landforms, and ecosystems.
Pace Bend Park is enveloped by the Colorado River making for great views, with plenty of camping and picnic areas.
If you’re looking for an easy informational hike and killer views on Aspen Mountain, this is it.
The hike was much more difficult with less traction, and caused greater wear on the trail than a dry hike would have.
A popular Aspenite exercise trail, Smuggler Mountain Road is a public artery leading to a trail head for additional trails which traverse Smuggler Mountain.