In addition to that, there are multiple greenways within a 10-15 minute drive away. With views that could rival nationally acclaimed routes, such as Blue Ridge Parkway, you're sure to enjoy any drive through the area, however. And given the typical weather of Texas, your dog will be thoroughly happy with his head out the window for the duration of the drive.
This region of Texas is known for its undulating ridges and bluffs, native cypress and mesquite trees, and its many rivers, including the Pedernales and Colorado rivers. Even outside of grocery stores, parking lots, and family homes, you'll find relics of the region's past life. These natural wonders, however, can make for steep climbs as well as long car rides - as the rivers sometimes lack an efficient number of bridges and you can find yourself on the opposite side of your destination.
One of those trails is Canyonlands Trail. Barely a 10-minute drive from East Lakeway, the Canyonlands is among one of the most loved hiking spaces of the Hill Country. Enjoyed by beginning and seasoned hikers, alike, the wooded area's main trail is the Rim Trail. Just one of the many possibilities for exploring, the Rim Trail carries its hikers along a zig-zag path, stopping at a number of viewpoints to brag about its canyon and vistas. The trail starts high and ends low and, depending on the season, you may find a watering hole at its close. However, in summer, it's unlikely, so don't promise your canine walking companion a cool, relieving dip.
Rough Hollow Trail is another popular option and, if you and Fido are up for a challenge, it connects paths with Canyonlands Trail, making for a day full of outdoor enchantment. Rough Hollow's trails vary between tidy - obviously landscaped and defined - and wild - craggy and broken up by roots and rocks. Its elevation fluctuates, making for a fun experience of exertion with intermittent declines so you can give your legs a little rest.
Both of these natural areas are dog-friendly as long as you keep your pet on a leash and clean up after them.