Austin Public Parks

Where to Climb Trees in Austin

June 24, 2021

I have three sons, and one of them is always climbing trees. Once while up in a tree he said, “This tree is so climby, I wish I could climb it all day!” This post is for all of those kids who have to climb every tree they see. These are some of our favorite trees if you’re looking for where to climb trees in Austin.

Where to Climb Trees in Austin

Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center has one of the best climbing trees in all of Austin.

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve has an enormous oak tree that is a challenge for tree climbers.

Blunn Creek Nature Preserve

Elizabeth Milburn Park in Cedar Park is loaded with climbable trees everywhere!

Milburn Park

There’s a beautiful walking path that goes around Springwoods Park with plenty of climbing trees. And you can practice more climbing on the playground if you prefer plastic trees when climbing!

Springwoods park
Playground at Springwoods Park

Landa Park in New Braunfels has a huge tree that is irresistible to tree climbing kids.

Landa Park

Veterans Memorial Park in the Fern Bluff neighborhood of Round Rock (17813 Park Valley Drive) has one of the biggest and best trees for climbing.

Veterans Memorial Park

Berry Springs Park in Georgetown is filled with beautiful pecan trees. One in particular is perfect for climbing.

Berry Springs

McKinney Falls State Park has some beautiful trees all along the creek while you hike, perfect for climbing. Even dads can do it!

McKinney Falls

Pease Park has some nice trees for climbing, as well as a nature-inspired playground area.

Pease Park

What other places have you seen the best climbing trees in Austin?

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