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Life's Better Outside: Hiking
It is easy to access trails in the Austin area!  For example, there are 251 city parks and 12 Texas state parks within a 60 mile radius. So get outside, unwind and take a refreshing walk with your family! 

Find tips on how to make a family hike fun for all with this great article from Texas Parks & Wildlife magazine The Family That Hikes Together. Then use our calendar of events to find a hiking event at a state park near you! tpwd.state.tx.us/calendar/hiking

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What to bring on a day hike

  • Water
  • Sunscreen
  • Good walking shoes
  • Snacks

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