The City of Austin's Wildland Conservation Division (WCD) manages more than 40,000 acres that stretch from Hwy 150 in Hays County to the tip of northwest Travis County.

Self-Guided Hikes

Many of Austin's best hiking trails are part of one of the city's best kept secrets, the Wildland Conservation Division. Even though the Wildlands' primary purpose is to conserve endangered species habitat and to optimize the water recharging the Edwards Aquifer, it does allow limited public access for recreation and education. There are nine locations that offer access for self-guided hikes: 



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Maps of Austin’s Wildlands

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