St. Edwards Park Hill Trail

MODERATE 82 reviews
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St. Edwards Park Hill Trail is a 2.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Austin, TX that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

2.5 miles 350 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

muddy

rocky

Good steep uphill trail, panoramic views from bluff overlooking creek. This park has a split personality, the south side of Bull Creek is a hilly bluff and the north side is flat. This split means that there are two different trail types. The south side has steep elevation gain that makes for a good climbing hike, the north is flat, follows the creek and has swimming holes. We recommend the southern bluff side trail since it features a steep, rocky trail climb. There are some great vistas on the bluff side. The park is bounded by the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve, an endangered species habitat. There is a six foot high chain link fence that encloses the Preserve and hiking in this area is allowed by permit only.

1 month ago

The trail posts were confusing however the scenic by the river made up for it.

1 month ago

Nice look out points from the right side of the mountains.

1 month ago

2 months ago

there is an area where groups 3 people Max are allowed.

hiking
2 months ago

Nice hike. There was an event going on when we went, so it was quite busy. There is a nature preserve at the back of the trail that provides solitude.

2 months ago

Nice trail. Yes you do have to pay attention to the trail marks. Alltrails helped us.

2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Love this hike. More awesome when you cross over to the cliff side. Can get crowded with swimmers, but if you hike the cliff area, you will find solitude. You have to cross the water or go back the way you came to get off of the cliff area though. Crossing the water is really fun and my choice every time.

3 months ago

walking
3 months ago

The views along the creek bed are nice but the trails need to be better marked and maintained. The map states that it is a .8 mile loop but there are many variations of the trail which are color-coded blue, red, etc. so the map on this app is not accurate at all. Not very crowded when we went but some people don't pay attention to the signs would say keep your dogs on a leash.

3 months ago

Yassssssss queen

hiking
4 months ago

Trails are marked. They are color coded and a map is located at the entrance. Easy to walk. Some people did not have their dogs on leashes near the water so that was a bit scary running into a large dog all alone on the trail.

4 months ago

Cool. Not a long hike which is good when bringing kids.

5 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome spot to hike and swim! Highly recommend the southern trails for the elevation if you want a good hike. Check out the track I posted!

hiking
6 months ago

Great quiet trail. Definitely will bring my bathing suit next time.

6 months ago

There were some really good parts of this trail, a lot of good inclines, which I like in my trails. It is kind of confusing trying to figure out what color trail you are on though. I definitely got a bit twisted about trying to get back to the car lot. But overall, great trail.

trail running
7 months ago

Awesome heart pounder on the bluff side. Downhill at night is scary fun when you push it.