Now that September is here, going on the many gorgeous hikes that Texas offers will soon not be so miserable. We'll be saying goodbye to sunscreen and hello to the leaves changing color in just a short amount of time.
While we wait, knowing the best fall hikes to go on is essential. Luckily, we've made a list of the top 7 perfect fall hikes you must do in Central Texas. Maybe planning your next trip will help pass the time!
Barton Creek Greenbelt
Address: 3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin, TX 78704
Why you need to go: This greenbelt is the perfect location to visit during any season. It's got incredible views from high viewpoints which means when the breeze hits, it hits.
Chalk Ridge Falls Park
Address: 5600 FM1670, Belton, TX 76513
Why you need to go: Any park with a suspension bridge just got that much cooler. When the temperatures drop this is where you want to be to enjoy it.
Bull Creek District Park and Greenbelt
Address: 6701 Lakewood Dr, Austin, TX 78731
Why you need to go: While your instinct will soon be to not jump into waterfalls, there's no harm in admiring them. This greenbelt has zero shortage of anything a nature paradise might have, including waterfalls.
Garner State Park
Address: 234 RR 1050 Concan Texas 78838
Why you need to go: We had to add at least one state park to this list! Garner State Park is beautiful in every aspect and is truly going to be a sight to see once the new season rolls in.
Address: 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd, Round Mountain, TX 78663
Why you need to go: This preserve is absolutely gorgeous. It requires a friendly tour guide to get around but that just means you'll leave knowing more than you did when you arrived.
Pedernales Falls State Park
Address: 2585 Park Rd 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636
Why you need to go: Yet another state park has made our list, but we're not even mad. This one, in particular, is absolutely gorgeous and super cheap to visit.
Address: 360 Bridge Austin, TX 78746
Why you need to go: This is one of the easiest hikes you'll ever do, and it gives you some of the most incredible photo ops.
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