Hiking + Biking

Braving the Narrows, One of Texas’ Most Mythic and Wild Oases

Braving the Narrows, One of Texas’ Most Mythic and Wild Oases

In a field of brickellbush, hundreds of monarch butterflies move with the Read More »

Nature and Tranquility Await at Three Parks on the Edge of East Texas

Nature and Tranquility Await at Three Parks on the Edge of East Texas

A sandy trail leads me through the forest to a bog spanned by a suspension bridge that sways as I cross. On the ... Read More »

How Longhorn Cavern Was Carved by Hand

How Longhorn Cavern Was Carved by Hand

As soon as I descend the stairway leading into Longhorn Cavern, the temperature drops. A great rush of air ... Read More »

An Adventurer’s Guide to Texas State Parks

An Adventurer’s Guide to Texas State Parks

I learned a few important lessons on my first multiday mountain biking trip through Big Bend Ranch State Park as I ... Read More »

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 »

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