Hiking The Forest Ridge

The 4th most popular hiking trail in Texas.

Facebook Pinterest Twitter Email

Forest Ridge is a new park, with dramatic views and steep climbs for hiking, dedicated to the preservation of two endangered species, the golden-cheeked warbler and the black-capped vireo. Forest Ridges reputation for being so difficult has attracted a lot of daredevils. Enter near RM 2222 and Loop 360.

To reach the hiking trailhead for Forest Ridge from the intersection of US 183 and I-35 in Austin, go northwest on US 183 for 4.7 miles to the 360 loop. Go southwest on the 360 loop for 1.7 miles to Spicewood Springs Rd. Turn right (north) and go about 2.5 miles to a parking lot on the left.

Overall, Forest Ridge is the 4th most popular hiking trail of all 32 hikes in Texas. Several of the better hiking trails are nearby Forest Ridge including Pedernales Falls State Park, Lost Pines Hiking Trail and McKinney Roughs Nature Park.

Forest Ridge Hiking Map



Local Contact(s):  Bicycle Sport Shop (512) 477-3472; Texas Tourism (800) 888- 8TEX.

Recommended Book:  "100 Classic Hikes In Texas" from Dan Klepper

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Driskill (800) 678-8946; Lake Austin Spa Resort (800) 847-5637

Breakfast Restaurant:  Las Manitas on Congress Ave.

GPS:  30.4065, -97.7899

Date Published:  12/26/2015

Date Updated:  7/25/2016

ID:  7006

Forest Ridge Hiking Map


Our one-step registration gives you instant, unlimited access to all of our printable trail guides for ALL sports in ALL regions worldwide.

For hiking the Forest Ridge in Texas, our printable trail guides offers trail descriptions, maps, lodging suggestions, driving directions, levels of difficulty and points-of-contact.