Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve
Right off 360 where you start to see the rocky cliffs is Wild Basin Wilderness Preserve. It provides a habitat for endangered birds and wildlife, so no dogs are allowed. The trails here are not necessary difficult, but they do provide a good workout, thanks to the rocks stairs and uneven ground. The well-marked 2.5mi trail loops down into a shady lagoon with a waterfall, only to climb up to a breathtaking view of the Hill Country and the Austin skyline.
Roy G. Guerrero Colorado River Metropolitan Park
There are playgrounds, disc golf, baseball fields, and picnic tables nearby, but this quiet park is perfect for hiking. 2mi of well-maintained trails that connect with Town Lake. No visit to Roy G. Guerrero Park is done without a dip at Secret Beach: the park’s not-really-so-secret-anymore strip of sand, smooth rocks, and shallow water perfect for lounging with friends, kids, and dogs! Just be a doll and clean up after yourself. Lots of parking!