The Lone Star (Texas) Trip

9 Days driving and hiking the hills and mountains of Texas

This 9-day trip focuses on two Texas cities -- Austin and San Antonio -- as well as the scenic Texas Hill Country, and the mountainous and sparsely populated West Texas region. Along the way, it visits both of the National Parks in Texas, a hike to the Lone Star State's highest point, and a canoe trip along the Rio Grande.

Day 1

Exploring San Antonio

Day 2

Exploring the Hill Country, and Austin

Day 3

More of the Texas Hill Country

Day 4

Driving west... for a very long distance

Day 5

A hike to the Top of Texas, plus a little New Mexico

Day 6

Destination: The Big Bend

Guide to Big Bend National Park

Includes Day 6, 7, 8, and 9

Day 9

Leaving Big Bend, and back to San Antonio

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