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.
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.
Great trail if you like your dog to be free.
I love running this trail! Great workout and lots of shade. Make sure you wear shoes you don't mind getting wet or muddy (if it has rained lately). Some of the creek crossing stones can be tough to balance on.
Great hike for quiet seclusion a short drive from downtown Austin.
Water shoes needed. Very rock and steps.