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Best Hidden Hike (in the Middle of the City)

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve

Most of Austin knows our green space is pretty great, which is why it can be a difficult place to hike in solitude. The Blunn Creek Nature Preserve is the perfect alternative for adventurers who want to be one – and not one of many – with the outdoors. Tucked between Travis Heights and St. Edward's University, it's an in-town hike that nonetheless feels like a Hill Country retreat. With fields of wildflowers, gurgling streams, and picturesque bluffs, Blunn Creek is the perfect place to not really get away.

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve
1200 St. Edward's Drive, 512/480-3060

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