Adventure In Austin: St. Edwards Park

Our resident trying-to-be-a-hiker, Katie, is checking out every trail, swimming hole and breathtaking view in Austin. This week’s adventure was to St. Edwards Park. Spoiler Alert: she got lost and had a blast. Have suggestions for where she should go next? Leave them in comments below!


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I am obsessed with this great city of ours for a few reasons; one of them being the fact that nearly every establishment sells breakfast tacos. Never can have too many of the best food on earth, am I right? A result I anticipated, but disregarded its importance, is the need for the many places there are to walk, sit, and sing in nature. I don’t sing, but I very well could in the joy of how many great trails there are!

This week I drove off to explore St. Edwards Park and it was absolutely fantastic.



Notice the tower of rocks towards the bottom. Applauding you, random stranger!



The thing I sincerely liked most about this trail was that I got lost. I don’t mean to brag (I definitely do; I had plenty of chances to edit this), but I’m pretty good navigationally. I remember giving directions by pointing left or right to my grandmother out of my car seat. I’m a directional genius. So, I actually loved getting turned around. It felt like a challenge.

So! For those of you who are going to be new to this spot and not pumped about getting lost in the wilderness, follow these kind trail signs:


They keep you safe at St. Edwards, don’t you worry.

But I loved exploring, staying close to the water. Take advantage of the last few random weeks of warm weather and jump in the creek! It was a beautiful day and a beautiful spot. There’s even a rope swing for you more adventurous daredevils.



Rope swing! ^



All I can say is please go to St. Edward’s Park if you haven’t yet. You’ll absolutely enjoy your time there. 10/10 would recommend to a friend. And you’re my friend, aren’t you? Head on over there, guys!

Quick Facts:

  • Address: 7301 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin
  • Hours: 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Trail Miles : 3.59
  • Cost: Free
  • For more information, check out the Austin Parks Foundation website.



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