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hiking
17 hours ago

Turkey creek is always a go to for me, especially my dog! There are a few downed trees in the path now, and quite a bit of slippery spots if wet.. but other than that it's a nice trail. My favorite time to go is after it rains, it makes the experience a little more interesting with the higher water level in the creek. Definitely prepare to get your feet wet, and meet quite a few dogs along the way!
There are no bathrooms, or water fountains! so be sure to bring lots of water and prepare ahead of time.

hiking
17 hours ago

Beautiful, well kept trail. Quite a bit of inclines if you take the longer path (outer trail). The waterfall, and creek were both very beautiful! I'd suggest lots of water and supportive shoes.. you'll be sore towards the end!

This is my favorite trail in Austin. The recent rains have the water up, there are a few downed trees across the trail, and it is pretty muddy in some areas, but it doesn’t make it any less great. Just be prepared to get your feet wet.

hiking
2 days ago

Beautiful scenery with a gorgeous little waterfall and pool (all the rain helps). We did the 1.8 mile loop which was a good length with our 18 mo. In tow. A great little hike right in town.

Great and off leash dog friendly

Very pretty, nice trail, although VERY crowded.

Disappointed, mostly a gravel road. Did have an old stone cabin ruin, about 1 mile was a real trail.

Very easy trail, scenic, some wet spots, lots of off trails.
Moderate foot traffic on weeekend.

Great trail but can be muddy after rains.

on Turkey Creek Trail

hiking
10 days ago

Excellent hike in west Austin. Lots to see. Just be aware that there are no restrooms or trash cans along the trail. This is a plus for me, but some might not agree.

Beautiful, but extremely crowded on nice weekends. Next time I plan on trying it midweek and seeing if it’s any better.

Took both dogs and kids on this trail. It stays shady which keeps the temps comfortable. Lots of water features and sets of natural stairs. I really enjoyed this park.

on Turkey Creek Trail

hiking
10 days ago

Nice shaded trail where your dogs can be off leash. The cons: the trail isn’t well marked and after a rain, you will get your feet wet.

hiking
11 days ago

disappointed. except for 1 mile the trail is a gravel road. It did have the remains of a homesteader cabin and a couple springs.

Enjoyed it nothing to crazy nice easy trails.

A nice morning hike, well traveled and maintained trail that feels like it’s a lot farther out of town than it is.

Crappy slick trail. hard to navigate and crisp over saner parts of trail many times. Felt like I was in Blair witch project. in the middle of a neighborhood and accessed through a playground. Should be marked as EASY. water was pretty, but waste if a hike.

fun, but super easy

This is an awesome trail for hiking or jogging. There are a few creek crossings so you can’t run the whole time, but it’s nice to take a couple breaks anyway. My dog loves this trail because there is a creek the whole way and lots to explore. The end of this trail is a seemingly endless staircase that will give you an excellent workout, but you can turn around if you’re not in the mood. Really amazing and beautiful.

The butt-kicking moderately difficult Canyon Trail at River Place Nature Trail is not to be missed: 3.5 miles, 9,802 steps, 28 floors and only takes 1.5 hours! Of course, that’s one-way, so you do the math. Great views.

Love the elevation. Highly populated though.

hiking
18 days ago

Best trail for a hike/run workout in ATX. Multiple water crossings can be muddy after a rain. Peaceful and beautiful. I like to start at the Little Fern trail to get to the main trail. Hiking or trail running shoes are recommended. This trail is not for the faint at heart! If you, your dogs or children are not a regular hiker or in shape please find another trail!

Great trail. Had rained the day before so the 4 stream crossings each way required waterproof hiking boots or wet feet! Path is generally single file.

Great trails and views. Loved the water. Took lots of great pictures. Great for kids and dogs.

hiking
24 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous scenery. No pets allowed as this is a wildlife preserve. Wear sturdy shoes as the terrain can get tough. Bring plenty of water and sunscreen. No entry fee but donations encouraged. Entrance is kind of hidden—driveway located on Loop 360 north.

trail running
29 days ago

Parked at the bottom and hiked up. Went through the detours. Made it to top then ran down along River Place rd back to car. About 6 miles total. Pretty good. Relaxing.

Amazing trail! Definitely a decent workout if you keep your pace up. There is a ton of stairs as the others have mentioned, but I really enjoyed them. My Garmin said I did 170 flights of stairs today!
I started around 9AM on a Sunday and there was a fair amount of people, but not as much as I thought there would have been. I would on the way up that I would come across others every 15-20 minutes, but on the way down it was probably every 5 minutes, if that.
Pups loved getting a bit muddy and then crossing the streams.

hiking
1 month ago

this was hard. the over 2000 steps really gets to you. the trail is well kep, clean and with plenty of signs. i was left gasping on a few ocasions. there are many water ponds and small falls along the creek. all beautiful. i only completed it one way this time, will try back and forth the next time.

It’s a nice view of Austin

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