Great Texas Wildlife Trails

Heart of Texas Wildlife Trails

Regional map showing location of the East and West portions of the Heart of Texas Wildlife Trails in Central Texas. Select East or West to view corresponding maps.

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Stretching from Central Texas down south to Laredo, these new trails include 239 sites on public and private land to view birds and other wildlife.

To plan that perfect afternoon drive, day trip, weekend getaway or a lengthier trip, the Heart of Texas Wildlife Trails maps are your passport to Central and South Texas. These two maps offer a variety of driving loops to tailor a trip to your preferences. From the South Texas Plains to the Hill Country, these trails will show you to the best wildlife watching sites in Central Texas.

Heart of Texas Trail maps are all you need to discover tucked-away bed and breakfasts with access to nature trails, hiking, mountain biking and perfect views of hill country sunsets.

  • Be sure to stop by nature centers and learn about native species, local wildlife, gardening ideas and more. You can gain wildlife-watching experience at many of the trail sites, or, learn from a guided tour through a nature center or on private property. No matter your interests, the Heart of Texas Trails will give you a great experience and a memorable trip.
  • Welcome to the Heart of Texas! The scenic landscapes provide a perfect backdrop for wildlife viewing.

    Bat-watching and cave visits are also highlighted in these maps, so take your family and friends to see a bat emergence at one of many caves. Or, for a more metropolitan experience, you can visit the largest urban population of Mexican Free-tailed Bats right in the heart of downtown Austin. Other caves in central Texas offer tours explaining the dramatic cave formations well worth seeing.
  • Grab your camera and visit one of the ranches with wildlife photography blinds. Bring your binoculars or scope and visit the lakes, rivers, wildflower fields and pecan groves to observe a variety of birds, butterflies, dragonflies, and more. Even without binoculars, you are sure to have a great time and see an abundance of wildlife in the Heart of Texas!

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