Head west on 360 (N Capital of Texas Hwy) for a few minutes and the rolling hills will make you feel like you are a world away from Downtown Austin—it’s one of the best parts of living in Central Texas. Bull Creek District Park is an oasis right off the highway that’s ideal for exploring and spending part or all of the day.

There are great hiking trails, scenic mountain biking routes, and your dog can cool off in the creek while you dip your toes in and relax. Parks like this make you remember why Austin is such a special place.

There are a bunch of different access points to the park along the creek. Here are a few of the most widely used:

In her previous life, Kristy was an uninspired realtor who was feeling a little bit bored with her day to day. So on January 1, 2010, she made a New Year’s resolution to write about one thing to do each day in her beloved city of Austin, Texas. And thus, 365 Things Austin was born.