There are many advantages to living in Austin, as any of its residents can tell you. One of those advantages is the accessibility of some of the best nature preserves in the country. South Austin in particular has loads of great opportunities to enjoy nature without straying too far from our modern apartment building.
Popular for camping, hiking, biking, and fishing, one of this park’s biggest attractions is a celebrity that has been fondly nicknamed, “Old Baldy” – a cypress tree that’s over 500 years old. After a big rain, the falls are very full and a great place to go swimming.
Mary Moore Searight Metropolitan Park
This park includes more than 300 acres of land for hiking, horseback riding, grilling, picnicking, and more. It’s a wonderful place for a picnic with children as they have a playground, and if you’re looking for activities for a large group, they have a fun disc golf course.
The Terrace Hiking Trail
This secluded trail is perfect for getting away from it all. Surrounded by forests, and beautiful wildflowers that bloom in the spring, it’s ideal for anyone who wants to feel like they’ve escaped to some place far from civilization. It’s one of South Austin’s best kept secrets.
Stephenson Nature Preserve
This park includes dirt hiking trails for those who want a more rustic experience and paved trails for those who have trouble walking on rough trails, or who’d rather ride their bikes through the meadows and forests. Quirky artwork is installed throughout the park to create a unique experience for nature lovers who venture into this neck of the woods.
Barton Creek Greenbelt
This park is perfect for biking, hiking, swimming, and rock climbing. No matter what your preference for getting active while enjoying the great outdoors, Barton Creek has something for you.
Slaughter Creek Trail
Only 2.3 miles from Ocotillo the trail near slaughter creek offers a 5 mile loop for visitors to go for a quick run, bike ride or even get an opportunity to ride horses all while in the city limits.
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If you love the vibrancy of the city and the serenity of nature, there’s no reason to compromise when you live in Austin, especially when you live in one of our apartments near south Austin. Our building’s prime location gives you convenient access to both the city life and a nature preserves and parks, large and small, that offer a wide variety of outdoor attractions to appeal to nature lovers. Whether you want a great place to exercise in nature, catch your own meal, or just enjoy a waterfront picnic with your friends and family, you can easily find whatever it is you’re looking for from our apartments near south Austin.