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mountain biking
1 month ago

I've been getting back to hitting the trails in the last year as a hiker but as a young man I was a mountain biker. so been slowly hitting the area trails, gotta say I loved biking this Park the most so far. it has it all. high hills, low creek crossings, thight zig zag paths thru the heavy woods, wide open Savannah trails and everything in between. definitely will be exploring more in the upcoming year. but it's a bit long so make sure you do in cool weather.

3 months 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 :)

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.

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.

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.

6 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.

trail running
7 months ago

I run this trail frequently. Fairly easy terrain. Not much shade in the summer. Porta-potties at trailhead. Also note: no dogs allowed on or off leash.

The falls were not what I expected the trail were ok. would choose another place to hike at if I had the option

Nice easy hike with good views of the lower and upper waterfalls. Go early to avoid the crowds of people swimming. The paved Onion Creek loop adds some miles but is more like a leisurely walk instead of hiking. Nice wildflowers along the loop.

This information is wrong dogs are not allowed on this trail.

It was easy and relaxing.

This is a great hiking trail that is scenic and not very difficult! We started near highway 290 and parked in the Specs parking lot at 4970 US-290. The entrance wasn’t too far from there. If you hiked the complete trail it’s about five miles and would take you to the Barton Springs pool.

Open, well-marked, right in Austin.

10 months ago

I like bits of this trail. There are some pretty areas. It runs very near some private homes but I didn't find that terribly bothersome. It has a few established rock climbing walls and even nicer for the general public several swimming holes.

The trail is longer than a mile now. It does follow the Barton Creek Greenbelt trail for much of the time.

Worth at least a visit or two.

I stumbled upon this place when I was driving around Austin. Its a great park and a fun hike. Very interesting stream and falls. Like walking on the moon!

Nice local swimming pond. Don't be fooled by online guides as I was - this does not connect to Greenbelt and breakthrough to Hill of Life. would definitely frequent as a swim hole if I was a local.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Glad we went and super cool that there are neat little waterfalls right outside of Austin. Lots of little unmarked trails that made navigating slightly confusing even with a map.

mountain biking
Friday, November 24, 2017

Decent trail

mountain biking
Sunday, November 19, 2017

This is a great trail to ride your trail bike, but beware of dogs off leash. One ran in front of my bike last year and I crashed and broke my arm in the fall. Other than that, I highly recommend this one for bike riding.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Ok, trails are not marked.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

My wife and I were bored, so she was like, "Let's go to UT, they have libraries, small museums, art galleries, etc. Plus you like to walk and explore, and we'll definitely have to find our way around." She was right!

Plenty of small science and history museums, and art galleries, some free some a few bucks. And the libraries are huge. Some of the buildings are college buildings, but others look grand and stately. And when you need a break, just head over to Starbucks.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

The Capital Area (Congress Street, The Capital, and UT) is very good for walking and taking in urban sites. Many cool coffee shops, vintage stores, local restaurants and food trucks- you'll not go hungry. Also lots of cool looking buildings, architecture, art and statues, fenced in historic areas, etc.- good for aesthetics and history buffs. Also lots of stairs, alley ways, sidewalks between buildings, all leading to who knows where- good for exploring. Also (there's more? lol) lots of cars, people, cops, taxis, bikes, etc.- good for...well, it is urban!

Anyway, if you like walking and taking in sites, this is as good as it gets in Austin. Don't expect much in the way of parks, of peace and quiet. But do expect a good day in Austin.

trail running
Sunday, October 15, 2017

A go to trail. Runners and walkers: be careful. The trail is tight in sections and high speed mountain bikes and horses frequent this trail. Be careful!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

So there's a lot more to this trail than just the 1.5 mile loop. I got pretty lost on my first time here as there are really no mile markers around. Wasn't too bad because it's pretty much completely shaded. Many parts of the trail are very narrow and you might have to step aside to let people go by you so keep your eyes peeled. Be sure to bring water. They don't have any fountains at the park from what I could see. Also wear shoes with good support, lots of rocks and branches. All in all, cool neighborhood spot to go if you live in the area!

Monday, July 31, 2017

unimproved stone trail, watch for bikers and trail runners. wear boots, rough in spots. busy trail later you get

trail running
Saturday, July 29, 2017

Not a bad hike for just outside Austin downtown. Only did the 3.5 portion and cut at the bypass because I was running in 104 degrees. Not difficult but not a lot of shade so avoid during high sun in summer if you can.

Beautiful place to swim or just listen to the waterfall. Hike the upper and lower falls trail!

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Not much of a hiking trail like I expected but it was a great place to swim with my kids.Very kid friendly, and easy hiking for all ages.

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