There's no better way to soak in the sun and get a little activity into your day than by hitting the trails around Austin. Scenic overlooks, easy climbs, and longer treks dot the outlying areas of the city and extend in every direction, offering an outdoor experience fit for every skill level. Pack up the car and strap on your hiking shoes – These day hikes and camping sites are ideal for getting out of the city and exploring Texas' native landscape.  

The list, courtesy of Moreland Properties, lists Barton Creek Greenbelt, Bull Creek District Park, Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, River Place Nature Trail, and more.  Click here for the full list complete with distance, level of difficulty, what to expect, and a website link.

When it comes to exploring Austin and the surrounding areas, a hike is a wonderful way to spend time connecting with the bountiful nature the city has to offer. These hikes are gorgeous year-round, but especially in the spring months with so many flowers and plants in bloom.