Finding ways to stay active is harder than ever these days, but what many don't realize is that there are still ways to break a sweat outdoors that don't involve seeing people. Many Texas state parks are still open to the public, though certain facilities may be temporarily closed. It's time to be one with nature and take a hike at one of the six Texas state parks below.

Big Bend Ranch State Park

Price: Free - $5

Address: 1900 Sauceda Ranch Rd., Marfa, TX

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to hike for miles with nothing but your thoughts and a nice bottle of water.


Garner State Park

Price: Free - $8

Address: 234 RR 1050, Concan, TX

Why You Need To Go: Garner is filled with trails that'll lead you to something new each time.


Big Bend National Park

Price: $15 - $55

Address: Highway 385, Panther Junction, TX

Why You Need To Go: This national park is one that's on everyone's bucket list, and the fewer people that are there right now, the more you'll get to experience.


Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Price: Free - $8

Address: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX

Why You Need To Go: Your views once you make it to the top of any of the massive, natural rocks here will seriously... rock.


Longhorn Cavern State Park

Price: 💸💸

Address: 6211 Park Rd. 4 S., Burnet, TX

Why You Need To Go: Once you're inside one of the caves here, you'll be blown away by nature's beauty.


Colorado Bend State Park

Price: Free - $5

Address: P. O. Box 118, Bend, TX

Why You Need To Go: The waterfalls here are a rare sight for any Texan, and that alone is worth a visit.


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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