Good close in trail. Although you are wandering between housing, you will only notice it a few times.

hiking
2 months ago

This is a great trail with lots of loops so that you can adjust the timing of your walk. Sometimes the lower part of the trail can be a bit smelly after a rain, but the upper trail is great with lots of seaps and waterfalls after a rain.
There's also another trailhead near Savannah Ridge and Boulder farther to the west.

Got up this morning and walked it. It was ok. It had a couple of benches a few nice spots to take photos. I like the uneven ground , but too many loose rocks and gravel for my liking.

hiking
5 months ago

Easy out and back. Nothing special but its only 4 miles from home.

hiking
8 months ago

It's easy for the kids and my dog loved it too.

hiking
8 months ago

A very nice, easy there and back again trail in my part of town

Nice! Beginner and dog friendly. My small dog who had never hiked before walked more than half of it.

This trail is in my backyard, so I've come to know it well. Officially it's a lollipop trail (one main way in, that leads to a looped trail). Unofficially, it also connects at the other end to another part of the Canyon Creek community. If you take the official route, it starts at Trailhead park. Go all the way to the back of the park and take the LEFT, PAVED pathway down through the woods. The path weaves behind some houses for about 1/4 mile and then becomes unpaved and drops down over some rocks/boulders to the beginning of the looped part of the trail. The upper loop (on your right) weaves up and down and is quite windy too, and goes through deciduous woodlands for the most part. There's one small bridge going over a little tributary of the main creek.... keeps your feet dry when the rains are up. The lower loop, which is on your left, is a gentle, downward sloping grade all the way to the other end, most of it going near the little creek and through cedars. The slope is DOWNWARD GOING AWAY from Trailhead Park and upward coming back (good to know if you lose your sense of direction and need to find your way back to the parking lot. On the upper trail, the UPHILL side of the trail will be on your LEFT when returning to Trailhead park. In between the two loops are a few cut through trails... note... they are not all straight cut throughs, but weave around and in loops/arcs, so you can pop out and be facing in a different direction. Use the slopes/grade hints mentioned earlier to re-orient yourself. Most of the trail system is covered with trees so it's nice and shaded and cooler on blistering hot days. Creek is accessible and great fun for the dogs and you can splash yourself with some cool water which is nice. Great trail system for a short hike/long walk or a bit of a workout.

I was concerned that this trail wouldn't be challenging enough until I came to the unpaved section. I nearly went end to end based on the All Trails map, clocked 3.86 miles in 1 hour and 53 minutes and burned about 2,200 calories on this trail. I am a beginner hiker and this was a good beginner trail. Parts of it are literally just outside of the backyards of homes in the neighborhood which is a bit odd. I may do this trail again, but it won't be a regular one for me. There is a good part of the trail that is on the All Trails map that doesn't exist on Google maps or the Austin Explorer map. That part of the trails is more challenging and less covered - it begins just to the left of the big rocky incline that ends near Brimfield Dr.

Great beginner trail. There is an alternate route after the paved part that gives you a slight bit more of a challenge. Higher up and to the right when you come down the boulders from the paved trail. The creek is nice to see in a few spots along the way. Easy to hike with kids or pets.

hiking
3 years ago

Nice, moderate trail. 6 and 11 yr old plus a small dog hiked it. A few nice inclines make for a good workout. Def will return.