Who says you have to travel far from home to go on a great hike? In Best Hikes Austin and San Antonio author Matt Forster details the best hikes within an hour's drive of the greater Austin/San Antonio area perfect for the urban and suburbanite hard-pressed to find great outdoor activities close to home. Each featured hike includes detailed hike specs, a brief hike description, trailhead location, directional cues, and a detailed map.
About the Author
Keith Stelter was a columnist for the HCN newspaper group and has been hiking, writing, and taking photographs for fifty years. He hiked national park trails with his father, and hiked extensively in the Houston, Austin-San Antonio areas. Keith served as executive director of the Texas Outdoor Writers Association in 2006 and 2007 and is a member of the Outdoor Writers Association of America, Texas Master Naturalists, North American Nature Photographers Association, and American Trails Association. He is the author of several books about Texas, including Best Hikes Near Austin and San Antonio and Best Easy Day Hikes guides to Austin and San Antonio. Matt Forster recently relocated to southeast Texas from the Midwest. He has written travel and recreation guides for Colorado, Michigan, and Ohio--including Best Hikes Near Detroit & Ann Arbor, Best Tent Camping Michigan, Colorado Explorer's Guide, and Backroads & Byways of Michigan. He explores his new home with his two kids.