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dogs on leash
Beautiful park with nice trails. Took my dog out there and she loved playing in the creek. After 1pm it got super busy and we ended up leaving. Dogs are allowed off their leashes but there's way too many people letting their untrained dogs off leash. Also, it seems like no one actually cleans up after their dog, witnessed some dogs even pooping in the creek and owners not cleaning up.
Possibly the best hiking trail i've experienced in central Texas.The trail provides a great workout. Lots of elevation changes and steep inclines. You'll notice very little noise pollution and people. Ideal hiking for the person wanting a challenge.
Great hiking & backpacking training trail - shady enough for warm days, lots of stairs up and down and up and down. Less crowded than Barton Creek trail, and shorter, only 3 or so miles one way. Downsides: very narrow at times, with little to no room to pull aside to let joggers pass; no water available on trail, or at trailheads; still too many people with dogs off-leash (I love dogs and taking hikes with mine, but off-leash dogs on a narrow trail is a bad idea, people). Positives: steep roads between trailheads can add in some very challenging hills to round out your hike; no mountain bikes.
Dan C. on St Edwards Park Creek Trail
If you want exercise, you read have to do the Hill Trail. Several loops that will give a great workout either hiking, running or biking