Visitor's Guide to Hill Country, Texas

Texas is a very big state, and as such, has an extensive — if not total — assortment of topography. From rugged mountains to beaches and everything in between, you can find it in Texas, such as the gorgeous "hill country." The lush rolling hills in the middle part of the state don't instantly come to mind when you think about Texas, but the area absolutely deserves some attention for its splendor and culture.

The hill country is most likely one of the best regions in the state to hike, ride bikes, or just hang out. The range of lush foliage and the occasional granite outcropping make it a fantastic environment for sightseeing. One of the most notable landmarks in this piece of the state is Enchanted Rock, a large, pink granite mountain that can be seen for quite some distance. This natural monument is now in the middle of a park detailed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a fantastic place for hiking and picnicking.

For those who enjoy hiking and scenery, Lake Georgetown is a key destination. The lake is nearly entirely surrounded by a hiking trail, making it one of the longest in the state. It is not an easy hike, as the terrain is rocky and uneven. But for individuals who can handle the trails, there are great sights of the lake waiting at various points along the way. Cactus and cedar trees line the trails, and limestone boulders seem to burst up out of nowhere from time to time.

One more attraction for outdoor fans is the area's latest park, Berry Springs Park and Preserve. This park is set up to accommodate walkers of all skill ranges, with a main paved path fronting the park, and unpaved side trails and cross-paths along the way to entice the more skilled walker. The main pathway heads both east and west from the parking lot, with "turnarounds" at each end for individuals who want a workout without the excitement. At each of these turnarounds, though, are a series of unpaved paths and trails that go on and cut across the park.

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