on Turkey Creek Trail

hiking
29 days 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!

nature trips
1 month ago

hiking
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month 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.

Why is this trail on here if we can't use it?

walking
2 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.

hiking
2 months ago

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

trail running
3 months ago

This is the trail I run most often. It’s about 2.6 mile loop, but you can double back at the “lollipop head” and go back in the other direction to get about 3.9 miles.
Has a couple good inclines/declines and you cross the creek several times. This is a really fun trail to run and a good workout.

hiking
4 months ago

I love this trail! Great for doggos, very shaded, wide trail, moderate elevation. There's camping at Emma Long Metro Park right next to it. And if you want a riverside lunch afterwards, hit up Ski Shores 5 minutes away.

This is a private property and trail not open to public

hiking
6 months ago

We went hiking here 2 days in a row and absolutely loved it. My puppy had never done a hike off-leash and he LOVED it. I wish there were more around us!

mountain biking
6 months ago

Not for hiking!

nature trips
7 months ago

best trails to take your dog(s), if they have a good recall.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Yeah, don’t hike here and don’t bring your dog. This is for off road motorcycles and mountain bikes only. I can’t stress this enough. A very fast and technical trail system. I have been riding this for over 20 years.

hiking
7 months ago

Nice trail. Only downside is all the dog poop everywhere. We found ourselves looking down most of the time to avoid stepping in what we could smell all around us.

If the dog owners would be responsible, the trail would be awesome.

hiking
7 months ago

Trail runs along creek bed in heavy tree cover. No views to speak of but a nice place to get out for a short hike.

hiking
8 months ago

It was beautiful and peaceful, and my dogs had a blast!

Definitely easy to get lost, needs some trail markers, but other than that it was a decent hike. No views, and lots of water for the dogs to swim in.

Beautiful shaded trail

hiking
8 months ago

Took my dog there yesterday. It was really fun for her and not too much of a hiking challenge for me (which is a good thing). We had to cross the creek about 10 Times; so wear hiking shoes and cross carefully. Lots of friendly people and dogs. Total hike is just under 3 miles. We did inadvertently go off trail a couple times. But we managed to get back on trail within a few minutes.

Great to do with the doggy. Lower sections near the creek are nice but with some slipery watercrossings. The upper sections don't have much of a view and is just brushy woods.

hiking
9 months ago

Good trail..could use a bit more markers though, you can easily get lost in the evening/night..

hiking
11 months ago

I really loved this trail.. it is beautiful and cool under the tree coverings.. I loved that it had some options for elevation on the cliff rather than just staying on the creekside. Aroumd the top of the loop looks a little barren and it gets muddy after rain but Its a beautiful scene to walk through. If you have friendly dogs it is a leash free trail so they can roam independently..

Always beautiful.

got to pay attention to where you're going otherwise you will go off course. excellent sightseeing, dog friendly and always shaded from the Sun. definitely requires hiking shoes if not well footage shoes and some water. well recommended for the more advanced nature Seeker.

mountain biking
11 months ago

Super fun trail. Crank, crank, crank, lean back and huck! Pray for good luck.

trail running
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Very nice trail. Good for trail running. Some cons first-
no rest rooms, water fountains, benches, etc. (one bench I think, near the beginning). But those aren't very big cons, as some people don't care for those things on trails- the more rugged the better. Also, there are creek crossings, but times I've been there hasn't been water. Still fun though to hop along the rocks.

Now what makes this trail way cool (specifically for trail running):
90% rocky and rooty terrain make for great exercise and practice on this type of terrain. There are some climbs near the back which, while not very long, are still pretty decent. The signage and the trail itself is good enough that it'd be hard to get lost. And there are usually other people around, in case of that ever-looming injury-causing fall. But the best thing, I think:

At the back of the trail, the loop part, there are several trails which branch off. I ran some of these. You get to climb a little more, and the trails are a little more windy and single track and smooth- at least near the beginning, I didn't run very far. So if you're running (or hiking or whatever) and are like, "Man, that was a quick trip", you could always take one of the "off trail" trails at the back to add some more exploring and mileage.

hiking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Great trail lots of shade very few people

trail running
Saturday, July 08, 2017

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