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Texas Hill Country Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

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to the Hill Country Trail Region

Discover a rich heritage and storied history in the scenic, rolling hills of Central Texas.

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  • Vereins Kirche Museum, FredericksburgVereins Kirche Museum, Fredericksburg
  • LBJ Library and Museum, AustinLBJ Library and Museum, Austin
  • Steinbach House, CastrovilleSteinbach House, Castroville
  • McKinney Falls State ParkMcKinney Falls State Park
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical ParkSan Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Explore: The Hill Country Trail Region

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Highlights


  • Explore Fredericksburg

    Enjoy the feel of a 19th-century Fredericksburg —due to excellent preservation and restoration work—while you indulge in shopping, museums, historic walking tours, vineyards, brew pubs, art galleries, and more than 300 bed-and-breakfasts.

  • LBJ National Historical Park

    The original birthplace of the 36th President of the U.S., a board and batten dog-trot, had no modern conveniences and a bare dirt yard (kept “swept” in the rural fashion of the 19th century). LBJ took pride in the place and, once President,...

Upcoming Events


    • May 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

      Have you ever wondered how high you can jump? How fast you can throw? How hard you can hit?! Test your balance, clock your speed, critique your form and improve your focus at this all day event at the Science Mill!

    • May 28, 2017 - 1:00pm to 6:30pm

      Every year, on the Sunday of Memorial Weekend, we will bring to you some of the best live music around, great munchies and some wonderful vendors to meet and shop with!

    • June 2, 2017 - 4:00pm to June 3, 2017 - 3:00pm

      RIO GLOW Hot Air Balloon Festival. The event will feature food, arts & crafts, inflatables, tethered balloon rides, musical entertainment, and carnival rides, culminating with an exhilarating balloon glow light show and night concert.

About the Hill Country Trail Region

Our region is a geographically diverse 19-county area that abounds with natural resources—from tranquil lakes and rivers fed by underground springs, to canyons, hills, and roadways hewn from the natural limestone; from lush fields brimming with the fruits of her rich earth, to the plentiful wildlife that roams free. Our region embraces the rich history of our forefathers who struggled to bring the traditions and crafts of their ancestors to a new land. They were full of hopes and dreams and the energy to make them happen. We are fortunate many people labored to preserve that past, and we welcome you as you discover the history, the culture, and the beauty that is the Texas Hill Country Trail Region!

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Our Partners

The Hill Country Trail Region works with a variety of organizations to promote heritage travel throughout the region.