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This Massive New Hiking Trail Will Connect Two Major Texas Cities

It's over 100 miles long. 🤯
This Massive New Hiking Trail Will Connect Two Major Texas Cities

Residents of Austin and San Antonio have always been just a short one and a half-hour drive away from each other, but a new scenic route might make the trip more of an adventure.

The Great Springs Project set up the plan for a new massive network of hiking trails that aims to connect Austin and San Antonio, as well as four springs including the Barton, Comal, San Marcos and San Antonio Springs. 

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You’ll be able to hike or bike basically from the Alamo to the Capitol. Co-founder Deborah Morin

The primary goal of the project is to protect the Edwards Aquifer, which provides drinking water for many Texas towns, by creating a greenbelt across the area.

Morin believes the majority of citizens will have easy access to the trail, as 80% of Texans live within 3 hours of the area.

"So instead of thinking about driving eight hours to Big Bend, you could come here and immerse yourself in nature," Morin told KXAN. 

You'll have plenty of time to plan your hiking adventure from Austin to the Alamo, as the trail likely won't be completely done until 2036, which also happens to be Texas' bicentennial. 

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