Wild Basin Creative Research Center is 227 acres of forest and trails open to the public from dawn until dusk daily. Experience the beauty of the Central Texas Hill Country without leaving Austin. Pets, bicycles and picnics prohibited.
Trails are open sunrise to sunset every day. Trail maps are available in the Education Center or at kiosks at either trailhead. Please stay on the trail and take out what you bring in. During the hot summer months, please bring water to carry with you on the trails. 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.
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 Easy Access Loop.