Although we don't have the mountains like California, Texas is still home to a great number of scenic attractions and with summertime right around the corner, here's a list of the more unpopular, least crowded ones that you can explore. If you want a nature trip out into the wilderness with few people to disturb you, here's where to go.

Waterloo Lake

Price: Free

Address: 1001 Waterloo Lake Dr., Denison, TX 

Why You Need To Go: Waterloo Lake has one of the best trails suitable for people who have a beginner to intermediate skill level in hiking, jogging, and biking. There is also a beautiful lake you can kayak through.


Mill Pond Park

Price: Free

Address: 110 Thomas Stewart Dr., San Saba, TX

Why You Need To Go: With a hidden waterfall and great landscaping, this place is perfect for a picnic or a study date with your friends.

Paradise Canyon

Price: $3 per person, $40 per car

Address: 2220 Co Rd. 2615, Rio Medina, TX

Why You Need To Go: This park has it all. With the many trails to hike, rivers to swim in, and cliffs to dive from, it really is a paradise.


Palo Duro

Price: $8

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

Why You Need To Go: Palo Duro offers some of the best scenery in Texas. With quite a descent up to the top of the canyon, it's definitely worth the journey.


Krause Springs

Price: $8 admission

Address: 424 Co Rd. 404, Spicewood, TX

Why You Need To Go: This man-made and natural pool radiates "summertime" vibes. With little waterfalls sprinkled throughout, this is a great place to soak up the sun.


Westcave Preserve

Price: $7 per person

Address: 24814 Hamilton Pool Rd., Round Mountain, TX 

Why You Need To Go: Since this beauty is near Hamilton Pool Reserve, it can sometimes be overshadowed. With a tour that takes you through the history of it, you can learn all about the history of the cave or you could create your own journey and hike through it, the choice is yours.



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