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8 Beginner Hikes In Texas That Will Give You All The Views

They're not hard, just beautiful!

Going hiking can be pretty intimidating, but it can also be one of the most refreshing and rewarding things you can do all summer. From the absolutely insane views you'll get, to the gorgeous waterfalls you'll undoubtedly see, it's no wonder why so many people take this hobby up. If you're new to hiking and are not quite ready for the most intense trails, don't worry, you're not alone.

Finding trails to go hiking that are perfect for beginners can be somewhat difficult. You never quite know what to expect until you get there. Lucky for you, we've done our research and found eight beginner hikes in Texas that will give you all the views, with none of the frights. 

Marion Sansom Park

Price: Free!

Address: 2501 Roberts Cut Off Rd., Fort Worth, TX 76114

Why you need to go: This is a great place to go if you're new to hiking or just not completely comfortable with it, there are waterfalls and cliff views galore.


Devil's Hall Trail, Guadalupe Mountains National Park

Price: $5

Address: Devil's Hall Trail, Texas 79847

Why you need to go: This particular trail is one of the easiest ones out of this gorgeous national park and it will give you incredible views that are all thanks to nature.


Meridian State Park

Price: $5

Address: 173 Park R. No. 7, Meridian, TX 76665

Why you need to go: The trails here are nice and smooth and the gorgeous scenery will make you forget all your worries. Plus you can bring your pup!


Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Price: $7

Address: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

Why you need to go: Climbing to the top of Enchanted Rock is a must for everyone who lives in Texas! There are plenty of other harder trails at the natural area, but Enchanted Rock is definitely the most iconic hike of them all.


The Window Trail at Big Bend National Park

Price: $15-30

Address: Big Bend National Park, TX

Why you need to go: Nature is amazing and Big Bend does a great job at showing just that. This is one of the easier trails to tackle, and there's tons of beauty to see along the way.


Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Price: $8

Address: 11450 State Hwy. Park Rd. 5, Canyon, TX 79015

Why you need to go: This paradise is considered the Grand Canyon of Texas... need we say more? There's plenty of easy trails to take on at this gorgeous state park.


Chalk Ridge Falls Park

Price: Free!

Address: 5600 FM1670, Belton, TX 76513

Why you need to go: The suspension bridge and waterfalls here are something else. Every trail you walk through is nice and easy and truly a beautiful experience!


360 Overlook

Price: Free!

Address: 360 Bridge, Austin, TX 78746

Why you need to go: This is a nice and quick hike that'll leave you with everlasting memories of the time you came to one of Austin's most iconic locations.


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