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today, trail was a bit muddy from last night's rain. well worth the time.

Nice, easy urban trail. Not moderate at all. Wide trail, mixed use. Ok for runners, walkers, cyclists, pets. Stevie Ray Vaughan statue on the south side of the river is cool.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice clean quiet trails. I hike with my one year old and some areas are a bit tricky with a baby on your back but she enjoyed the water crossing with water this time. I’d be nice if it looped back to entrance, just a preference but I’ll be going back to the trail on a more dry day :)

My first time on this trail was mid-October. The trail is mainly covered by trees which naturally created some wet areas to get around (but it was worth getting around them!) The trail ran alongside a river that had a lot of runoff- at the time. There were even rockwalls with trickling water dripping from the top.
Along the way were split trails. I took the path closest to the river, mainly taking lefts. After the first waterfall -about a mile(ish) or more in- the trail opened to a meadow of sunflowers. A little ways up, came another waterfall; much wider than the first. Lots of people swimming and playing in the sunshine. There were even kayakers paddling by at one point.
I was running and met up with a biker at the waterfall. I ended up passing them on the way back towards the end. It was well traveled and narrow. But the run way great! Enjoyed it and will most likely use it for another beautiful day!

horseback riding
1 month ago

A nice local park. Early morning off paved trail hikes and trail running great for in city. Lots of trees, live creek. Horse corral and riding, bring your own horse.

Good parking in Mopac frontage at trailhead. There are no restrooms on the trail. Fairly easy with some rough rocky beginnings. Trail follows the creek. We passed 3 waterfall areas. Lots of water in the creek. Trail was well shaded. For a longer walk, continue on trail beyond Sculpture Falls.

Love it

Nice trail was pretty easy in my opinion vs moderate but a few small areas where it got Ricky/uneven.

Best part about this for us was that with the dogs it was pretty shaded-no water for now that we saw as we turned at about the 1.5 mike mark.

DO NOT RUN!!!
First off, let me start by saying I’ve lived in & run Maine wilderness trails for 8 years. I love a good challenging run but...
If you’re looking for a good run, this is NOT the proper trail.
It starts off easy but quickly becomes way too rocky, I thought I would twist my ankle if I kept running & turned back half a mile in:

Cute trail for a stroll with Frodo but I cannot in good conscience recommend this trail to runners.

trail running
2 months ago

Cute park with a variety of activity options, for the entire family.
There’s a playground for the little ones, a covered picnic area & LOTS of trails. If it weren’t for this app, I could easily get lost.
I’d give this 5-stars but it reeks like outhouse throughout the park & I came across a spot where people dumped their belongings- mattress, old wood, etc.
I’d run it again, but it wouldn’t be my first option.

trail running
2 months ago

Nothing moderate about this trail - it's easy. Great scenery, plenty of space, and well groomed non-technical dirt trail. Some sections are engineered (boardwalk, paved). In addition, plenty of options to add on distance if you're looking for a longer day. I ran 7 miles out from Barton Creek Pool lot and could have completed the loop at probably 8-9 miles. Just note - if you park at the pool, there is a $5 fee after 8am.

I wouldn't call this a trail. It's a walking and biking path right in downtown. It's nice enough for that, although there is quite a bit of garbage. Overall it's not particularly scenic except for going by a park.

It was nice walking this trail, but I wish there was water.

The homestead Trail was nearly impossible to find. I went out there once before and couldn't find it at all. I went out there second time with my cell phone that had a GPS map on it, and I almost missed it again. My friend and I walked down it a little bit and it's really overgrown. We turned around after about a half-mile because there was a huge spider webs crossing the trail with a huge spider on it. We figured is that was at the beginning of the trail, where most people probably walked, it was just going to get really primitive later on. The Onion Creek Trail, which we did only that loop instead of doing both loops, was nice but a little boring.

Flat, easy trail that’s well trafficked. Great for a stroll with your pups. The best part are the falls at the very end of the trail. (Don’t settle for the “falls” at the halfway-ish point). The falls at the end create an oasis where you can swim in CLEAR WATER (not greenish-brown) and even lounge around them to catch a tan. The area is usually pretty busy in the summer and you can catch some friendly puppers and their humans taking a dip before beginning their trek back.

Water was dried up for the most part, some at the end of the trail! Really cool ending and it was pretty flat all the way!

hiking
3 months ago

Parked at the tennis courts, rode my bike. Its a descent workout on a bike. Nothing super steep, one long elevation change (just south of the tennis courts). It's all paved and well maintained. There are a few sharp turns and intersections, so be wary of going too fast on a bike.

Nice trail, not overly crowed. Stream was drie so no waterfall.

Beautiful hike but Creek was dried up

As an in-town, beautiful, easy access trail, it’s about as good as they come.

hiking
4 months ago

Super awesome trail. I will be back again to venture out after completing this trail to include the others around it. I had fun.

Pretty hike but the waterfalls have dried up. Not sure if they’ll be back for the season but the creek bed was completely dry.

Quiet path just off of 290. Fun to go from the traffic of 290 and Brodie into the Central Texas Forest. Very pristine, with no maintenance off the trail. Well marked path Plenty of parking at the Spec’s / Sams parking lot with access to the Barton Creek green belt. I’d give it the 5th star if the trail was slightly better maintained, maybe some volunteer hours in my future.

Plenty of single track mostly flat with an occasional climb and rocky decents. lots of hidden gems. very nice scenery. there is a section where slaughter creek turns into a mini canyon with at least 30ft walls on each side. trails are rugged enough to get your heart pumping. Best part is you cant get lost. All single tracks eventually cross the main paved loop.

It was great to see the giant Cypress Tree but it was hard to determine which trails we were on and we “accidentally” found it! Mostly easy, well traveled trails; i prefer more primitive trails.

Easy relaxing walk...would be a great place to go fishing if there were not so many families swimming. The waterfalls were non-existing due to lack of rain. Trail was EASY! Trails were not marked so it was hard to tell which trail you were on. Lots of people. And this was on a Monday afternoon walk.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent urban multiuse with tons of smiles given and taken

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