Wild Basin is open for hiking every day. 

The preserve offers almost three miles of beautiful trails for hiking. On weekdays, there is no day use fee and no reservations are required. To visit on weekends and holidays, reservations are required and a nominal day use fee is charged. Designated trails are open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset.

Parking is limited, and the entrance gate will close whenever the parking area is full. The Visitor Gallery is open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. 星期一至星期五.  An outdoor restroom facility is located in the parking lot.

Wild Basin is a nature preserve, where everything is protected. Please stay on the trails and follow The Seven Principles of Leave No Trace during your visit. Pets, bikes, smoking/fire, weapons, drones, picnics, and collecting are prohibited. 

Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve is located at 805 N. Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX, 78746

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Book a reservation for weekends and holidays. 

If you want to visit Wild Basin on a weekend or federal holiday, you’ll need to reserve a hiking pass, 哪一种能坚持3小时. Simply book online, or call (512) 327-7622 to learn more and make your reservation.



Hilltopper Hiking Access - The Other Hilltop!

Current St. Edward's University students, faculty and staff use this reservation link to make their free hiking reservation for weekends and federal holidays.  你的身份证号码在手边吗. 



MONTHLY - Reservation required (click on date link for more details)

  • First Friday Walk and Talk with Wild Basin Staff ——Trevor Rice,保护区经理 May 3rd
  • 第二个星期六导赏远足: Wild Basin’s guided hikes are a great way to learn about the native Texas Hill Country. Join us for a guided hike with one of our seasoned trail guides and naturalist.     May 11th     June 8th
  • Wild Basin Speaker and Social Series: Drew Thompson and Cait McCann Teran - BCP South Austin Caves; Protecting some of Austin's most wild and most unknown habitat.   April 23rd  


  • Artist in Residence Artwork Reception - May 19th from 3-5pm;come and go style event; no reservations



Self-guided hiking from sunrise to sunset.

The preserve is open for self-guided hiking every day from sunrise to sunset, with reservations required for weekends and federal holidays. 

Be prepared for rugged Hill Country terrain and varying weather conditions. Bring water to carry with you on the trail, and you may also want to bring this 野盆地步道图

Trail Guide



Visitor Center


Our Visitor Gallery, located on the ground floor of the Creative Research Center, is open weekdays between 8am and 3pm. The Gallery hosts a number of educational and engaging interactive exhibits. The Center has public restrooms, a water cooler, and other amenities available to visitors.

  • WEEKENDS: During 2024 the visitor gallery will be open on the first and second Saturday of each month from 8:30-11:30am.