mountain biking
23 days ago

good mix of technical and fast track. I prefer more elevation change and some sections washing out. Still an all around fun ride.

It's been maybe two years since I hiked this loop. I remember that it was full sun and that no dogs were allowed although I do believe that equestrians are allowed.

Flat n easy with two kids in a stroller. Not enough windmills, fireworks or trampolines to earn 5 stars.

trail running
7 months ago

While there are a few rocky patches spread out along the trail that can prove troublesome if one isn't careful, the majority of the trail serves as a smooth and winding tour of a small section of Texas hill country.

Walked this trail for the first time in about 12 years. Well maintained, not crowded, but a good bit of people out. Friendly, easy, laid back after work trail.

Easy loop. Lovely Sunday afternoon run/hike. A bit rocky in parts, overall very mellow.

mountain biking
9 months ago

It was great

Well maintained. Not overcrowded. Not much wildlife or any views.

Rocky trail--wear proper boots. My favorite because it is close to my home and not crowded! Some hikers and bikers go the wrong way though (the signs are small). THANKS to bikers who really YIELD to hikers. However, about 1/3 of the bikers I meet don't blink and eye and expect me to yield to them!
Bikers YIELD to HIKERS !!!!!

mountain biking
9 months ago

Not a beginner bike trail. This is more of a beginner/intermediate bike trail. There were more rocks and ledges than expected. I would not bring kids here with there bikes either. I am rehabbing my knee with biking and the rocks were too much for me at this time. Not a lot of people out which is nice. Bikers are to ride clockwise and horses and hikers are to walk counter clockwise.

We have been in the neighborhood for 22 years and love Dick Nichols Park. As it does, Austin's growth has placed development next to the park in the form of Medical Buildings and Elderly Care Centers or the like. Can't stop growth, but the development tore a big whole in the backside of the park. Once a totally natural trail with no visual hint of the roads, buildings and Mopac. Sadly to say, a large portion is now open to a view of Mopac, a retaining wall and a three story building going up. Again, we can't stop growth, however due to an "oversight" in the construction process, and significant treeline was leveled that could have shielded much of the new "nuisance". I would like to rally support to have the development, banks involved, companies going in, to be aware of this. End goal would be a mutual agreement that trees or at least shrubs and fast growing native bushes could be planted to help keep the park and the trail as natural as possible.
Please forward this message to any concerned. Thank you.

No pets. Not even on a leash. Drove out there saw the no pet sign and got right back in the car with my dog and drove to a different trail.

For recovering, rehabbing, need an easy 1 mile loop, (I know it says it's 2 miles, I just finished it, gps has it 1.11 mile loop), it perfect...you have a good flat, can walk on the side if you don't care the concrete, you can get that wilderness walk feel without going out in the back country. Get your steps in. Plenty places to stop, stretch, rest along the way. Easy but challenging for anybody recovering from a surgery or back problems.

biggest downside, but completely fixable for a next time: I was ill prepared for the incredible rockiness and wasn't in good trail shoes.
Positives: it's a low use trail, so it's quiet & not crowded. The trail itself is good and there are few places in South Austin to find a 5 mile loop to trail run.
Negatives: it's a bit dry & dusty - not the type of landscape ypu find in one of the many Austin greenbelt trails.

I really enjoyed this trail. Not many places in Austin that you can go on a Saturday, and not be super crowded. The trail was nice, and there are 2 geocaches in the area.

Quiet. Peaceful. Really enjoyed this one.

Extremely easy & very short (maybe 1 mile) paved trail. Not anything near what I would consider hiking level.

walking
1 year ago

I liked this trail loads, it's very easy. Great for those who want a simple concrete path to walk/jog/bike/pet walk.

Abundant parking right by the trail.

The easiest way to get to the trailhead is to go to the south end of Mopac, then right on 45. At T intersection with 1826 take a right, go 1.8 miles and turn right into driveway just before creek.