Parks & Hiking, Austin
Enchanted Rock (www.wildtexas.com/parks/ausarea.htm) is 1.643 acres; 500ft pink granite dome; and seven miles of trails. Primitive camping; small crawling caves. Ecologically sensitive area with limited availability. Call first: Texas Parks and Wildlife Hotline at 1-800-792-1112. NOTE: No stores or gasoline nearby!
McKinney Falls State Park - Hike Loop - I love loop trails, but I was sad to find out that this one was paved a lot of the way. It was relatively empty, however, and quite peaceful. Living in the Pacific Northwest, I was excited to see all the cacti!
McKinney Falls State Park - There are actually 2 waterfalls at McKinner Falls State Park. I found it on the Austin.citysearch web site, and, based on the reviews, I have to believe that this amount of water isn't always flowing. I was here in January, and, as you can see, there was plenty of water. This is the upper falls.
I call it 'the Texan Ayers Rock'
A strange geological rocks formation in the middle of a forest, where nobody would expect it. Some people climb it with sophisticated equipment, but you can also just walk on top of it.
Fredericksburg TX 78624