Explore Austin - view hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Austin Map

Easy hike, good views

Well-kept, varied terrain & elevation, scenic trail in the middle of a suburb. Would give it a 5 but very crowded at noon on a weekday—of course, that’s a sign of its popularity, so just the price to pay for a good hike.

Great hike, then a quick dip in the falls! When there’s water.

trail running
10 days ago

Awesome trail for elevation change, also the views there are spectacular.

Enjoyed the hike. It was a bit busy when I went; however, the trail was very clean.

One of the hardest trails I've done in Austin. None of the stairs are brutal, but there are so many! Would definitely recommend you start at the end with the pond so you can have downhill on the way back.

fun trail, tons of stairs

Great views from the summit, very clean and clear trails are marked well, outer trail has out bathrooms but smell horrible. To get there on a weekend you may have to wait but make sure you get a ticket if you can’t get in the park right away. Putter trail is defiantly longer than 4 miles that is marked

We went hiking here 2 days in a row and absolutely loved it. My puppy had never done a hike off-leash and he LOVED it. I wish there were more around us!

Great Trail in the Greater Austin area. I parked at the bottom and did the out and back trail, a little over 6 miles according to the signage. Starts out easy, but definitely increases in difficulty closer to the upper trail head. 2,736 steps is no joke. For once the way back down felt a little easier than going up! Took me about 2:40 round trip. (That is with a rest at the top and a few photo ops along the way). Enjoy!

This was a scenic trail that ran along side a river for half the trail and then went up some texas hills. Starting from the bottom, the trail was pretty easy (although muddy from rain) until about halfway when the incline increased to fairly difficult (lots of steps) til the top. This trail took two hours up and back and with a snack break, being a fairly athletic person with a quick pace.

19 days ago

Pretty steep start if your starting from the beginning. Views are so so awesome. Plenty of running water for our border collie after the rain. Detour to Moss Lake was nice, beware of all the pig tracks and signs of activity but a very nice relaxing trail!

trail running
20 days ago

This one is pretty tough. BIG incline about halfway into the run that starts toward the back and going after you make a right at the gate. If you can make it past that include me then the rest of the run is pretty smooth. Also, as another reviewer stated it is a little confusing at the beginning, but marked pretty well the rest of the way. I stayed off to the right at the beginning. There are two entrances at the sign (one on the left and one on the right). After the incline you curve off to the right, and then the trail appears to dead end into dirt road. The road is actually part of the trail. Take a right at the road. It turns back into a hiking trail after you pass the water tower.

Enchanted Rock Loop is the outer trail inside the park boundary. It is probably the least used trail, despite the number of reviews here, many of which are describing other trails. It does not include Echo Canyon or Turkey Pass trails. You can do the Enchanted Summit first, but it is a stand alone trail and by far, the most popular (and is listed as a stand alone by AllTrails). The east and west parts of this trail are interesting. Part of the southern section is walking through the park larger picnic area and parking lots. The northern part is a gravel service road along a ridge top and is so, so. My recommendation is once past Buzzard's Roost, look for the cutoff to Base Trail which goes along the north side of Freshman Mt. and Enchanted Rock. Take Echo Canyon Trail northwest past Moss Lake and it will hook you back up with Loop Trail and go left. Much more interesting route throughout.

trail running
21 days ago

This trail is great for it's variety of surfaces in a small place. I like that there are small trail loops that can be combined into a great workout while still being near your car/water.

trail running
25 days ago

First time running this whole loop without stopping to walk or take a break. Sweet!

trail running
25 days ago

About 5 miles if you turn back at the falls. Terrain is pretty technical with a lot of rocks so watch your step. Great views of the lake.

nature trips
27 days ago

best trails to take your dog(s), if they have a good recall.

went today was a little wet. overall nice.

trail running
28 days ago

Awesome once again. Will keep coming back.

Not really moderate... easy trail, not really sure where it really ends though....I followed the all trails guide, but it definitely continues past where the end is listed. Nice views, but the bridge is the main attraction of the hike and to get up to the view point is more of a short climb than an actual hike.

trail running
29 days ago

Parking is usually pretty full, but since it was like 99% humidity and 45 degrees, I actually got there and had my pick. Ran all the trails a few times, just had to be careful not to slip.

I think the thing I like the best about this place is the variety: Waterfall (though not always gushing) into a small lake, the rock formations, the sparse trees up top and more dense vegetation at the bottom, the overlooks are all rather cool, and plenty of creek crossings.

1 month ago

Cute place! I loved it. It’s about 3 miles to see all of the trails. No pets allowed so there’s no worry about stepping in poo. There is a pretty creek, waterfall, and scenic overlook.

Gorgeous place. Love swimming here when there is water. Trail can get a bit yucky after rain.

Amazing! Coming back to do it again!

really fun trail and well maintained with lots of stairs. It was great for the dog too, but I was bothered by the number of dogs off leash - I counted 18. Minus one star for crowd and off leash dogs, but I still recommend!

1 month ago

Super cool. Myself, 3 year old and 5 month strapped to me. We only did about half the trail and I loved it.
A few options.
Starts at the top of a decent size hill and you work you're way downto valley. Did not see beckoning water fall this time.

Beautiful and a lot of low water crossings with perfectly placed rocks. Perfect for the dog or family.... pretty

1 month ago

This trail is basically a fire road for most of the mileage. There are short portions that are more Trail like. It was a great walk that measured 7.8 Miles on my gps. Temperatures were in the mid 50’s with a slight breeze and sunny. Wonderful day for a hike.

1 month ago

Nice trail. Only downside is all the dog poop everywhere. We found ourselves looking down most of the time to avoid stepping in what we could smell all around us.

If the dog owners would be responsible, the trail would be awesome.

Load More