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Lots of steps. Narrow path so lots of stopping to let people pass

This was a really fun trail! Great for taking your dog hiking. Follows along a really cute creek that you crossover several times. a little muddy this time of year, but still a good time.

backpacking
13 days ago

Go away! Best 'hard' hike in Austin. If you include panther hollow trail (Big View entrance) it is 3 mi each direction. 1700+ altitude change with 2736+ stairsteps through a shaded ravine following a creek along lower area. Do your share by carrying out a bit more trash than you came with a smile.

hiking
17 days ago

My absolute favorite hike to take my dogs on. Even when it's busy you don't interact with that many people beyond passing them. I always wear water friendly shoes because you will more than likely get your feet wet crossing the creek.

Water is still pretty high so plan on getting your feet wet as you go over the many creek crossings! Fun walk!

The trail is very well kept and marked. We went on a Saturday so it was very crowded. Lots of dogs and most were not on leashes. The trail is pretty narrow the whole way so we spent a lot of time stepping off the trail to allow runners to go by. The creeks were high due to the rain but the trail had chain to help you walk across the rocks without slipping. Definitely a hard trail with lots of steps. Great workout and beautiful scenery

hiking
27 days ago

Great trail for a good workout. Some good elevation changes, beautiful area, and not too crowded (so far).
Folks with dogs need to not only pick up after them but carry the waste to the disposal locations ... of course this is true throughout Austin area.

Fun hike!

Fun hike!

enjoy the trail

hiking
1 month ago

This was my 3rd ever real trail to do. It was a blast but heed warning if your not a stairs person LOL. Took me 2:09 to finish, my group was proud I did finish!

Skill level: novice fat guy, hahaha

Great trail. I ran 4 miles and it was pretty tough. Be ready to put in some work if you are trail running

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
1 month ago

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

about 3 hours round trip hike along the creek there are steps, but not steep. Will do it again for exercise.

trail running
1 month ago

Beautiful trail with a lot of stimulus to keep your mind busy when running. There are parts that are very difficult and steep and it can be slippery when muddy. Heavily trafficked on the weekends

Beautiful trail with plenty of wandering chances

hiking
2 months ago

Not too bad but very crowded. Lots of stopping to let runners go by, lots of dogs off leash, lots of poop bags marking the trail. But a hike that gets the heart pumping and if you’re not getting run over by a runner, lots of pretty sights to see.

Good trail but not a lot of scenery. Toughest Austin area trail I’ve completed.

DO NOT RUN!!!
First off, let me start by saying I’ve lived in & run Maine wilderness trails for 8 years. I love a good challenging run but...
If you’re looking for a good run, this is NOT the proper trail.
It starts off easy but quickly becomes way too rocky, I thought I would twist my ankle if I kept running & turned back half a mile in:

Cute trail for a stroll with Frodo but I cannot in good conscience recommend this trail to runners.

Nice and hard. Not 5 stars because the natural slope would be better than stairs.

Unfortunately, no falls or water here in the heat of the Austin summer. Still, a great and challenging hike. Pretty comparable, on %incline, to Hill of Life, which we did yesterday. Time for some time by the pool!!

nice trail along the banks of the river

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail, about 2746 stairs one way and a good workout. Good elevation variation with lots of trees. It’s not the best trail for summer as in Texas heat you would get thrashed! Make sure you take lots of water and good shoes.

on Turkey Creek Trail

hiking
2 months 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!

hiking
2 months ago

Awesome trail. Really densely wooded, pretty, but hot. Fluctuations in elevation and lots of stairs. Great work out!

trail running
3 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail! Pack your water especially if it’s hot!

hiking
3 months ago

This is a great trail, full of challenges, both uphill and downhill.... view is awesome!!

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