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Good hike inside the city. Great for swimming when we get enough rain.

walking
19 days ago

More of a dog park then anything else. My dog loves to go there to swim.

Very nice scenery. I especially loved the little side trails that branches off the main trail. I didn’t hike far into the trail, I mainly spent my time taking pictures and casually just walking along.

Nice trail, mostly sandy gravel. Quiet in some parts, especially noisy and crowded the closer to zilker park you are. Only real complaint was proximity to traffic at certain points. Also, plenty of public restrooms should the need arise. Nice views of downtown Austin also.

Great running path, but not for hiking

Kristen and I did 3 miles of this in the light rain. Look forward to finding more. Very flat

walking
1 month ago

Great if you have dogs or like dogs. It's an off leash park. I took my dogs. There are places to sit by the water and ponder but you'll probably be greeted by a wet snout. I kept my dogs on leash and they still had a good time. it's a short circle trail we made 3 trips around. Limited parking for sure... we went on a rainy day and got lucky finding a spot.

Pretty much my go-to trail. Multiple locations to park and start. Under Mopac is a popular site. Love the turtles and various wild life on the path eventho you're in downtown Austin. Many drinking fountians, a dog park, and even a small cafe on north side/Trinity St. that serves beer. Juiceland on the extreme west side by Mopac parking is a great stopping point. Weekdays are great for hikers. Weekends can get busy with bikers, sometimes aggressive, which you'll have to condend with.

The app does not adequately describe this trail. It is more than 1.3 miles and I would call it moderate with very rocky paths, big step downs on rocks and narrow, grown over paths. It was beautiful and peaceful and I enjoyed it. I just want everyone to know exactly what the trail is like.

Absolutely love it! Beautiful scenery with numerous MTB trails that vary in difficulty. Great for walkers, runner's and bikers. The dam area is now open again and they did a fantastic job of widening the path and adding new fencing. It offers an up close view of the new dam structure which is impressive. I travel this beautiful trail every chance I get and hit as many of the MTB trails as I can. I usually average 18 to 20 miles from start to finish and enjoy every second of it. Totally recommend it!

trail running
2 months ago

Fun trail and well marked. Ran the first three miles during the early morning hours with light trail traffic. For runners, I would recommend trail shoes as some sections were a bit technical (rocks, roots, unstable footing). If you are looking for a trail where you don't need to watch your step, I'd recommend the Lady Bird Trail.

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.

Loved this trail, great views and a couple nice waterfalls at the end of the trail! Plan on going back more often.

The hike was to easy for me, but still enjoyed swimming in the Creek and taking in the scenery. Wont be back for hiking though.

my favorite place in Texas <3 great views and easy trails. plenty of places to cool off too.

A nice maybe 15-20 minute walk to the water fall, if that. I took my 3 year old here today to do a little hike and swimming. The grass was a bit overgrown and there were a few flying critters around, but overall not bad because it was a short trail. The water was 1 ft maybe 1.5 in areas but mostly just a few inches so it was the perfect height for my 3 year old to walk and splash around as he pleases and me not be too worried. He was wearing his KEENs which I would recommend for children; he did not slip once.

Dog friendly, limited parking on weekends

Neat place to see. Didn’t get to hike too far on the trail due to excessive poison ivy. Will go back in the winter.

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.

I liked this trail very much. It is a very easy trail, not what i would consider a “primitive” trail, which is my preference. The city did a great job on this trail! I liked it because the entire trail was shaded. I did not like that the trails were not marked very well and just couldn’t tell which trail you were on or was about to get onto.

Red Bud is more of a park than a trail. My pup really enjoyed being off leash and playing at the many water access points. There are numerous small trails that lead through the woods to small access points, but be cautious. I did see a very large snake (3-4" in diameter and dark colored with faded blotch pattern). It was probably non-venomous, but I didn't stick around to find out. Stick to the main trails and cleared areas and you should be fine.

walking
4 months ago

Nice for a leisurely walk with your pet, decent scenery. Not my favorite of the choices of hiking around Austin, but the falls were nice.

Really pretty, not crowded. Easy hike and well-maintained trail.

Good trail running. Plenty of shade.

hiking
4 months ago

At the beginning the trail splits up into a crushed gravel walking trail and a natural surface semi rugged trail. Both trails virtually run parallel with each other. A bird watching blind, a few waterfalls and wildlife make this a relaxing hike

nature trips
4 months ago

Overrun with dogs, hard to enjoy the beauty.

A little trashy and not much to see.

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