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hiking
2 days ago

Perfect for hiking with my one year old on my back. Great scenery, clean trails easy with a small challenge:) we enjoyed a small snack after the hike by the offices.

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!

hiking
13 days ago

Nice peaceful trail with scenic view, waterfall and creek. No pets allowed.

This is one of my favorite trails in Austin. It's mostly shady and criss-crosses a creek multiple times. I usually only see a few people on the trail.

mountain biking
16 days ago

This is NOT a mountain biking trail. It is for hiking and dogs. The mountain biking tag shouldn't be on this.

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.

Beautiful trail with plenty of wandering chances

Awsome view of 360 bridge and river.

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.

on Turkey Creek Trail

hiking
1 month ago

Really scenic area. Great place for dogs!
Good distance on the trail, not too much splitting, clearly marked. Mix of steep, rocky/rooty hills and flatter areas. Would be careful running on this trail, surface is uneven at times. One of my favorite trails in Austin!

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

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
2 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.

nature trips
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Convenient hike that is enjoyable year round. Even in August this hike was pleasant due to the shady path, but it is definitely best after a rain or when there's been a rainy season. Full of people and off-leash dogs and, unfortunately, entirely too many bags of dog poop left on the trail by irresponsible owners who can't be bothered carrying out their dog's poop.

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

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.

Beautiful hike but Creek was dried up

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.

hiking
2 months ago

Great place to take dog, plenty of creek crossings and shaded areas to enjoy area. Downside is that the secret is out and can get pretty crowded.

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.

walking
3 months ago

Amazing, shaded, easy off-leash trail. My best fur-friend and I LOVED this trail. One caveat, there are spots at the beginning (and, upon return) to be careful with your dog; the road is very close and, if you have an explorer like mine, they can shoot out there.

3 months ago

Very well maintained and the trail markings are great. A lot of benches here and there. Quite a few steps and Rocky areas but the overlooks totally make up for it. I suggest making a visit to the waterfall. it's pretty cool but not much water.

Lovely location specially for walking dogs and family relaxing. Beautiful

hiking
3 months ago

Took the kids, took the dogs. Lots of creek crossing and places to splash. Almost entirely shaded.

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