trail running
4 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.

Great for Rollerblading if you’re into that! Bike riding is fun but watch for shifted concrete slabs. Some are risen from the land to the point to where you could bump one too hard! Other then that, a wonderful trail through the woods.

Open, well-marked, right in Austin.

mountain biking
11 months ago

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.

I live near this park so I walk my dogs here, take my grandson to the playground area, and even swim in the city pool during the summer. An added bonus are the trails that cut through the center of the park for a more secluded walk.

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!

hiking
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.

mountain biking
Sunday, July 09, 2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dogs are not allowed on this trail even if they're on leashes.

mountain biking
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Good fast entry level trail. The trails are frequently closed during and after significant rain to prevent damage to the trail system. No pets allowed.

hiking
Saturday, April 08, 2017

This is a beautiful trail. I'll definitely come back out here.
There's very little parking which is irritating but it helps to keep the number of people on the trail low.

hiking
Saturday, March 11, 2017

Can't give a review because road was closed until further notice on 3/9/15.

walking
Monday, January 30, 2017

Great place! Friendly people along the way and very clean. Had a great time!

mountain biking
Sunday, November 13, 2016

good mix of technical and fast track. I prefer more elevation change and some sections washing out. Still an all around fun ride.

hiking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

It's been maybe two years since I hiked this loop. I remember that it was full sun and that no dogs were allowed although I do believe that equestrians are allowed.

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Flat n easy with two kids in a stroller. Not enough windmills, fireworks or trampolines to earn 5 stars.

trail running
Saturday, April 09, 2016

While there are a few rocky patches spread out along the trail that can prove troublesome if one isn't careful, the majority of the trail serves as a smooth and winding tour of a small section of Texas hill country.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

Walked this trail for the first time in about 12 years. Well maintained, not crowded, but a good bit of people out. Friendly, easy, laid back after work trail.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Easy loop. Lovely Sunday afternoon run/hike. A bit rocky in parts, overall very mellow.

mountain biking
Friday, March 04, 2016

It was great

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Well maintained. Not overcrowded. Not much wildlife or any views.

hiking
Thursday, February 11, 2016

Rocky trail--wear proper boots. My favorite because it is close to my home and not crowded! Some hikers and bikers go the wrong way though (the signs are small). THANKS to bikers who really YIELD to hikers. However, about 1/3 of the bikers I meet don't blink and eye and expect me to yield to them!
Bikers YIELD to HIKERS !!!!!

mountain biking
Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Not a beginner bike trail. This is more of a beginner/intermediate bike trail. There were more rocks and ledges than expected. I would not bring kids here with there bikes either. I am rehabbing my knee with biking and the rocks were too much for me at this time. Not a lot of people out which is nice. Bikers are to ride clockwise and horses and hikers are to walk counter clockwise.

Friday, February 05, 2016

We have been in the neighborhood for 22 years and love Dick Nichols Park. As it does, Austin's growth has placed development next to the park in the form of Medical Buildings and Elderly Care Centers or the like. Can't stop growth, but the development tore a big whole in the backside of the park. Once a totally natural trail with no visual hint of the roads, buildings and Mopac. Sadly to say, a large portion is now open to a view of Mopac, a retaining wall and a three story building going up. Again, we can't stop growth, however due to an "oversight" in the construction process, and significant treeline was leveled that could have shielded much of the new "nuisance". I would like to rally support to have the development, banks involved, companies going in, to be aware of this. End goal would be a mutual agreement that trees or at least shrubs and fast growing native bushes could be planted to help keep the park and the trail as natural as possible.
Please forward this message to any concerned. Thank you.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

No pets. Not even on a leash. Drove out there saw the no pet sign and got right back in the car with my dog and drove to a different trail.

walking
Monday, November 16, 2015

For recovering, rehabbing, need an easy 1 mile loop, (I know it says it's 2 miles, I just finished it, gps has it 1.11 mile loop), it perfect...you have a good flat, can walk on the side if you don't care the concrete, you can get that wilderness walk feel without going out in the back country. Get your steps in. Plenty places to stop, stretch, rest along the way. Easy but challenging for anybody recovering from a surgery or back problems.

Monday, September 21, 2015

biggest downside, but completely fixable for a next time: I was ill prepared for the incredible rockiness and wasn't in good trail shoes.
Positives: it's a low use trail, so it's quiet & not crowded. The trail itself is good and there are few places in South Austin to find a 5 mile loop to trail run.
Negatives: it's a bit dry & dusty - not the type of landscape ypu find in one of the many Austin greenbelt trails.

hiking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

I really enjoyed this trail. Not many places in Austin that you can go on a Saturday, and not be super crowded. The trail was nice, and there are 2 geocaches in the area.

hiking
Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Quiet. Peaceful. Really enjoyed this one.

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