Turkey Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a river 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.
dogs on leash
There is a small gravel parking lot that holds at most 20 cars. Be aware that parking on the street may result in cars being towed.
Easy and peaceful trail. you will get your feet wet most of the time.
Not very difficult and I'm pretty out of shape. It's pretty, you cross the creek a lot, at times with not a clear line of rocks, so you'll probably get your shoes wet (it's really not deep, it's not a big deal). They allow dogs off the leash and there were a LOT of dogs when I went, running around. It gets mildly more difficult further in, but for the most part the trail is flat. People leave their plastic bags of dog poop all over the place, unfortunately.
TL;DR It's nice scenery, it's not difficult, don't go if you don't want to be approached by dogs throughout the trail. And your shoes might get wet.
Was beautiful expect for all the nasty doggie(plastic) bags full of poop all over. People shove them in holes of trees hang them in trees and it was honestly disgusting to see. Austin had gone plastic free so why not allow the poop to disintegrate naturally instead of picking it up and placing it into plastic bags. Make zero sense. Hmmm dog poop takes a few weeks and plastic bags, well never. Think people. Other than that it was a great hiking trail.
Easy trail. not sure why it's rated moderate. You cross the river a bunch of times.
my wife and I had an amazing time. it was great. a great trail for people and dogs. we'll definitely be back to this trail.
Really enjoyed this one. The dogs are almost all off leash so prepare for that. Due to the giant barreling huskies running at you I would not recommend this for small children, small dogs or dogs with any behavioral issues.
You must be spry to perform this hike. I did okay crossing the first 5 creek (after a rain it can get deep in some places) crossings and then fell in the water about half way ha. Definitely a hike you want to wear chacos or other water/hiking shoes.
Trail was busy on a Saturday morning, probably pretty nuts in the summer months as there a good places to sit by/in the water to cool off
We had a great hike and it was perfect for my 8 year old son who loves crisscrossing the Creek.
Must love dogs (which I do), they're everywhere! Make sure to wear water shoes or shoes you don't mind getting wet. The entire trail runs along and often through water.
Awesome trail. Water crossing areas that are especially fun for dogs, kids, and kids-at-heart alike!
I went hiking here with my 2 kids and dog (who remained on leash). I knew going that it was off leash, however probably won't go back until my kids are older. Too many owners let their dogs run too far away from them... Felt a little unsafe. Markers are unclear after 1.25 miles. It was shady but I'm sure I saw more dogs than people, if you are looking for a fun spot with your 4legged friend, by all means go but look out for poop. Friday midmorning hike.
Turkey Creek is a great place to take your dogs for off leash play in the hot weather months. Full Shade and lots of water. Wear Waterproof Tennis shoes or sandals. The trail crosses Turkey Creek 18 times one way. The creek bed is rocky but the trail is mostly dirt.