Use our Self-Guided Trail Map to take a hike and learn about the Basin's native species.
Check out our Mileage Trail Map for specific information on elevation and mileage on the Basin's trails, including our stroller-friendly and assisted-handicap accessible Easy Access Loop.
Trails are open sunrise to sunset every day. Trail maps are available at the Environmental Education Center or at kiosks at either trailhead. Please stay on the trail, and leave pets, bicycles, and picnics at home. During the hot summer months, please bring water to carry with you on the trails. Bottled water is available for purchase in the Environmental Education Center. Portable restrooms are located in the parking area; no picnic facilities are available. Leave all plants, animals, rocks, and other elements in place. Everything is protected on the preserve. Admission is a suggested donation of $3 for adults and $2 for seniors and children 5-12 years old.
How to Find Wild Basin Preserve
The entrance to Wild Basin is on the east side of Loop 360 (805 N. Capital of Texas Highway). Entrance is approximately 1 mile north of Bee Caves Road, or approximately 3 miles south of the Loop 360 bridge over Lake Austin (Colorado River). See Map
Hours of Operation
The Environmental Education Center (EEC) and offices are open every Tuesday through Sunday, 9 am - 4 pm. The EEC is closed on all major holidays.
Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve was founded in 1974 to protect 227 acres of Texas Hill Country. Come and enjoy over 3 miles of hiking trails through woodland, grassland, and streamside habitats. Wild Basin also hosts a variety of family events, adult workshops, children's and school programs. Join us and explore nature, together.