Austin Outdoors

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How better to end a hot day of biking or hiking than by hopping into a cool swimming hole or river? Or perhaps you'd like to rock climb one day while others in your group take a hike. Thankfully, these things are easily arranged in Austin because many of the area's most beloved outdoor recreation destinations offer opportunities to engage in more than one activity. What follows is our index of the most recreation-packed spots, with links to where to find out more.

Barton Springs/Zilker Park/Barton Creek Area

Swimming
Hiking
Biking
Paddling
Rock Climbing

Town Lake

Hiking
Biking
Paddling

Hamilton Pool Preserve Area

Hiking
Swimming
Wildlife Viewing
Rock Climbing
Caving

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Rock Climbing
Hiking

Lake Travis

Swimming
Fishing
Water Skiing
Wildlife Viewing

Forest Ridge Preserve/Bull Creek

Biking
Swimming

Emma Long Metropolitan Park

Swimming
Biking
Wildlife Viewing

Rocky Hill Ranch/Buescher State Park

Biking
Hiking


Published: 29 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication

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