Hiking + Biking

Treat Yourself to a Glamping Weekend at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

Treat Yourself to a Glamping Weekend at Palo Duro Canyon State Park

The Texas State Parks system marks its 100th anniversary this year. With 89 parks, natural areas, and historic ... Read More »

Shift Your Sightseeing Up a Gear with Self-Guided E-bike Tours

Shift Your Sightseeing Up a Gear with Self-Guided E-bike Tours

Barely breaking a sweat, I crest the hill leading to the entrance of Jacob’s Well Natural Area near Wimberley. I ... Read More »

The Nearly Completed Northeast Texas Trail Is an Outdoor Sports Paradise

The Nearly Completed Northeast Texas Trail Is an Outdoor Sports Paradise

Imagine hopping on a trail in Farmersville, about an hour northeast of Dallas, and pedaling a bike, hiking, or ... Read More »

Trek Travel Designs Hill Country Rides for Serious Bicyclists

Trek Travel Designs Hill Country Rides for Serious Bicyclists

In his 1977 outlaw country classic, Waylon Jennings croons, “Out in Luckenbach, Texas, ain’t nobody feelin’ no ... Read More »

The Cycle of Strife in Palmetto State Park

The Cycle of Strife in Palmetto State Park

“Watch out for snakes,” Chuck whispered in a voice that sounded like an incantation. I’d never had to worry about ... Read More »

Snowfall on the Little Red River Valley in the Panhandle Plains

Snowfall on the Little Red River Valley in the Panhandle Plains

Photographer Darren Huski was camping at Caprock Canyons State Park when he woke to blizzard conditions on a ... Read More »

South Llano River State Park, a Treasured Hill Country Haven, is Getting a New Headquarters and Bridge

South Llano River State Park, a Treasured Hill Country Haven, is Getting a New Headquarters and Bridge

South Llano River State Park, a former goat and sheep ranch that’s now a beloved outdoors playground on the edge ... Read More »

Keep Your Eyes on the Skies: Hawk Watch at Smith Point Gets Underway

Keep Your Eyes on the Skies: Hawk Watch at Smith Point Gets Underway

Every fall, tens of thousands of birds migrate south through Texas in search of warmer climates for the ... Read More »

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

A Hiker Confronts Monoculture in Austin Parks

I didn’t even know it was there until I made a trip with my son to the Austin Nature & Science Center, a ... Read More »

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Do’s and Don’ts of Late Summer Travel in Texas

Getting in a last-minute road trip before summer vacation ends? Along with the fun traveling has to offer also ... Read More »

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

How One Houston Family Visited All 89 Texas State Parks—And More

For Mother’s Day in 2016, Sarah Strauss asked her family to do something different: go on a hike at Huntsville ... Read More »

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

What a 500-Year-Old Tree Taught Me About Putting Down Roots

In the early weeks of summer, a restlessness set in. Shouldn’t something be happening? When I was young, ... Read More »

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