It would be pretty great if you could just walk out your front door and be at the trailhead—but here in Texas, it can take a bit of driving to get to your favorite hiking spots. So since you have a drive ahead of you, we decided to ask our Facebook friends what gets them pumped to hit the trails. TLC’s Pre-Hike Playlist will be the musical motivation for your trips to far-flung Texas favorites, like Big Bend or Palo Duro Canyon, or nearby trails at Palmetto, Lost Maples, or Tyler state parks. Here’s a sampling:
- Wars—The Strumbellas
“I climbed a mountain and never came back . . . ” Makes me want to go adventuring every time I hear it!
- Horse with no Name—America
Perfect for those long West Texas road trips as the cedars begin to give way to the creosote.
To get fired up!
- Inside Out—Spoon.
Best soundtrack for a drive through Big Bend National Park.
- Dern Kala—Khruangbin
If you like Texas bands to get you excited about a Texas hike! Also, talk about chill vibes before a walk in nature!
Because what motivational playlist is complete without a classic jock jam?
Here are all the songs in this wonderful Spotify playlist. We took the liberty of adding a few of our favorites as well. Feel free to share this with all your friends and enjoy it on your way to that trailhead!