Enchanted Rock is the second-largest granite batholith in the country. Don’t know what a batholith is? Find out by hiking up one.
Just half an hour north of Austin, a constellation of parks clings to the edge of a chain of clear blue lakes. At night, turn your eyes from the Hill Country’s quiet forests to the dark skies above for a stellar show. You’re far from the city now.
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From prickly pear desert to verdant gorges, this hike shows off the range of the Lone Star State.
The plains meet the bottomlands in this unique ecosystem.
Elsewhere in the country, hikers are putting away their boots and packs for the winter, but here in Lost Maples, I’m about to set up a picture-perfect campsite on an outcrop 400 feet above the fall scenery. BY JUDY PAUL
Spot abundant wildlife and wide open vistas from the shores of Lake Texoma on this easy, 3.2-mile lollipop loop in the Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge just 90 minutes north of Dallas.
Hike the tallest hills in Dallas.
Go on a hike, ride, or just stop to smell the flowers at this park just outside of town.
Trek through wide-open desert and ascend big-view mountains in the still-wild West.
Warm up for hiking season with a mellow escape to a maze of limestone plateaus.