Looking for a great trail in Bull Creek District Park, Texas? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, walking trails, forest trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Bull Creek District Park ranging from 1.5 to 2.3 miles and from 600 to 895 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

forest

hiking
off trail
rocky
scramble
washed out
22 days ago

We had a hard time following the trail. There were multiple worn trails. We took the wrong one and ended up back where we started.

horrendous

hiking
scramble
2 months ago

Trail is overgrown and narrow but ideal for a quick hike. The loop is a little over a mile and didn’t take long to jog. I would absolutely recommend wearing joggers to avoid any contact with potential ivy along the trail. I enjoyed the scenic fields of wildflowers and the waterfall halfway into the trail.

This app took us exactly where we wanted to go and had a good hike. wasn't too bad

Such a lovely hike! Only ran into one other person on the trail. Nice shade, a little of a scramble. Connects to Bull Creek, which makes for a lovely break with some much appreciated cold water!

hiking
rocky
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

The trailhead shown is only good if you are a tenant or don’t mind having your car towed. It would REALLY be nice if users didn’t post BS like this, waste of my time & gasoline.

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.

walking
Monday, July 02, 2018

A delightful stroll. Shade is abundant in most areas. There are at least 5 well used paths off the loop I’ll likely explore on further trips. The trail is slim in most areas, overgrown a bit in a few stretches. Would not recommend shorts. Poké Stops: 1 at entrance Poké Gyms: 0 Pokémon occurrences: Average

hiking
Friday, June 15, 2018

Narrow and Lots of weeds/vegetation growth. Encountered a lot of bugs and huge spider webs across the trail. A serene waterfall, but the path to it is a bit obscure. Bring lots of bug spray.

I’ve been exploring various parts of Bull Creek for 3+ years now and I just discovered this trail. I am so glad I did - it is less trafficked than the rest of the area probably because dogs aren’t allowed, and it is excellent for a serene hike! The waterfall is very pretty and the trail is easy as it is mostly flat.

trail running
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

I wasn't aware that it was a holiday today. But upon running (no pun intended) into a lot of people along the way on the trail, including a family from my church, I soon figured out something was going on. It was a good run.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Lots of ups and downs. Some dogs and hikers but mostly quiet. Lovely hike.

Saturday, January 06, 2018

Total BS GPS puts you in a neighborhood you would have to cut through someone’s yard this app sucks

trail running
Sunday, December 31, 2017

As usual, got a good workout and discovered new trails, new ways to run around and have fun. These Valburn and Bull Creek trails make for almost endless exploration and varying terrain.

trail running
Sunday, December 31, 2017

As usual, got a good workout and discovered new trails, new ways to run around and have fun. These Valburn and Bull Creek trails make for almost endless exploration and varying terrain.

trail running
Sunday, December 31, 2017

As usual, got a good workout and discovered new trails, new ways to run around and have fun. These Bull Creek trails, along with the Valburn trails, make for almost endless exploration and varying terrain.

trail running
Sunday, December 31, 2017

As usual, got a good workout and discovered new trails, new ways to run around and have fun. These Valburn trails, along with the Bull Creek trails, make for almost endless exploration and varying terrain. Someone mentioned no tresspassing signs. Either the signs are brand new, hidden really well and someone got lucky to see them, aren’t for the trails, or else they started at the wrong place.

hiking
Monday, December 11, 2017

Took our dogs here for an afternoon hike. The trail was challenging enough to be interesting for all of us. We were the only ones on it, and it was the perfect length for a dog hike!

trail running
Monday, December 04, 2017

Parking at Bull Creek park. The trailhead can be tricky to find. Cross the creek just to the north of all the big, huge rocks. You have to search the other side of the creek a little, but eventually you'll find the trail head. Relatively simple trail, with signage. To get onto this trail, and not start running down Bull Creek, make sure and take a right at the first intersection with a sign. The trial itself starts off in the woods, but it gets into the open, with much grass and shrubs. You go in and out of the trees. The trail's not very twisty, and much is dirt flats, but there are roots and rocks so be careful. The best part of this trail is (for trailrunning) the added mileage you can get. While running the hills and switchbacks at Valburn, the creek at Bull Creek, and the enormous hill at the Bull Creek loop, you can get a little easier, flatter mileage here. And, well, it's rather pretty.

trail running
Friday, December 01, 2017

From 360, take Spicewoods Spring, then an immediate right. The road will loop and go under 360, you'll see the first parking on your left, then a second and a third, pretty close to each other. The second parking has rest rooms, the thrid is right across the road from the trail head. The trail head has two paths, make sure and take the right path, as the left is so overgrown that it dead ends before getting back to the trail. Way cool trail. I love running out here. Rocks, trees, wide and skinny trails, creek crossings, running on the creek, steps, etc. Want to run on trails that tend to get a little, well, unkempt? These (the Bull Creek system) are your trails.

trail running
Friday, December 01, 2017

I'll be honest: I don't know if I've hiked or ran this exact path. I've run all over these Valburn trails, anfd the Bullcreek trail, and I'm sure I've taken this path. Either way, I know that these trails run through the woods, rocks, by the creek, has overlooks with drop offs, etc. Some are flat dirt trails, some rather rocky, some are right on the creek, and some rock scrambling is sometimes required. These trails out here are amongst the best for a less manicured, more rugged trail system (even if loop 360 and those neighborhoods are right there).

walking
Monday, November 27, 2017

This is a very short and easy walk through a mostly dry grass clearing in Bull Creek park. I gave it one star because there are many other, better trails in this park. There are side trails and trails that connect to other larger trails.

hiking
Friday, November 17, 2017

This was a moderately fun trail. It connects the Valburn loop up with the Bull Creek Trail, and features several views of the canyon and the creek. If you do the full loop, there is a section that requires some scrambling up some boulders, and a steep climb, but aside from that, it is a fairly easy trail to hike or run. The trail is lightly trafficked, so it gets dodgy at times trying to find the path, but overall very enjoyable.

trail running
Sunday, November 05, 2017

Ran this morning before much traffic. Eventually saw some other people, two on bikes, then a group of hikers and their dog. I wanted some hill climbing, and these Valburn trails are very good for this. And oh yeah, today was the first time I saw that VW bus. Near the Vista Mountain Dr and Valburn Dr split (the roads, the trail goes uphill to the streets and there is, indeed, on that uphill climb, a blue VW hippy bus, on it's side, in the middle of the trees and shrubs. How it got there in one piece like that who knows.

I filed an Austin311 complaint on the overflowing and tipped over trash cans at the trailhead. The nature-oriented signs along the trail are showing signs of wear. There are a few directional signs here and there. The trail winds through some cool sun-dappled cedar breaks, which are always welcome., with some grassy meadows. There are no signs indicating the waterfall, but I could hear it, which led me to it. A nice 4-foot drop. Above the falls, I spotted a few 10 to 12 inch bass in a deeper pool, with a few turtles. Surprising for an Austin green belt, I saw no poison ivy. Yes, there are signs of wild pig, but in my humble opinion they are no threat. You would have to try hard to get them to hurt you- if you could find them. All in all, the trail is an easy hike and easy to reach.

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