In Austin, there's as much city life as there are serene, peaceful spots to relax at. This summer, finding a park in Austin with waterfalls sounds like the ideal activity so you can get your tan on while being inches from a refreshing dunk underwater. Luckily, we know just the place to escape to and thanks to where it's hidden, it's probably somewhere you've never been before.

St. Edward's Park and Greenbelt in Austin is home to gorgeous trails to hike on, swimming spots, and even places to go mountain biking.

While only one or two of those things might pique your interest, the park as a whole has something for everyone!

In fact, your furry friend is even allowed to tag along. There's no use leaving them at home, unable to enjoy the great outdoors with you.

The park and greenbelt are free to explore, so whether it's your pup you decide to bring along with you or your best friend, neither of you will have to break the bank to have some fun.

The Green and Red Loop is one of the more popular trails at St. Edward's, thanks to its easiness and access to a cool, tranquil waterfall.

All skill levels are welcome to explore the scenic loop, all 2.7 miles of it! You will feel like you're traveling down the rabbit hole into a beautiful oasis far away from the city when in reality, you're still close to home!

There are several access points into St. Edward's, which can all be found here.

For those interested in "adopting" St. Edward's, you can also find out more about that on their website.

The longer and more we help, the longer we'll be able to enjoy Austin's many treasures. 

St. Edward's Park + Greenbelt

Price: Free

Address: 7301 Spicewood Springs Rd., Austin, TX

Why You Need To Go: Unlike Lana Del Rey's song, summertime happiness will be had here.

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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