Took both dogs and kids on this trail. It stays shady which keeps the temps comfortable. Lots of water features and sets of natural stairs. I really enjoyed this park.

trail running
5 months ago

Loved it! Short trails with relaxing creek scenery and beautiful park. I even saw 4 friendly deer during my run!

It was amazing

Love this walk in the woods.... scenic , creeks & elevation changes... the neighborhood did a great job with this park!

Very well maintained trail, with a creek along most of the way. I went on a Monday afternoon and didn’t see a single other person- my dog and I had the entire place to ourselves. A few creek crossings but well placed rocks keep you dry. Overall a simple, shady hike but you feel miles from anywhere.

nice neibourhood short trail.

10 months ago

Great place for a quick short hike if you don’t have a lot of time. Located within a neighborhood on the NW side of Austin.
Decent grade inclines, but overall pretty easy. Note that if you want to complete the loop, you actually have to exit the trail and walk a couple of blocks through a neighborhood to get to the next trailhead and get back on the trail.
Not a rough trail, but lots of creek crossings. I had waterproof hiking shoes on but was able to step on all the rocks and not get wet. But you never know when a foot might slip and you get a wet shoe and wet sock – and that’s no fun. Also, the steps on one of the crossings were spaced a little far apart. I’m tall so I was able to do it with no problem, but for people with shorter legs, your feet might get wet.
Really clean trail and well kept – very pretty scenery.

11 months ago

Beautiful and a lot of low water crossings with perfectly placed rocks. Perfect for the dog or family.... pretty

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Nice trail. Easy to forget you are in Austin on most of it. There were a few times we had to cross a small stream so waterproof shoes and/or steady balance is a big plus

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Nice trail, saw 3 deer, easy to forget i was in Austin. Be mindful which trailhead you enter from though, i got a bit turned around.

Saturday, December 09, 2017

Walked it many times. A very pretty trail system and a decent elevation workout.

Saturday, December 02, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Nice hike inside a neighborhood. Great for senior dogs and pups alike. Minimal crowds

Monday, November 06, 2017

It was good but alittle confusing...

Monday, October 23, 2017

The Creek is nice to view. There can be muddy spots on the trail after rain. Two points if you find the in-use chicken coop! Floral Park Drive is marked with bike lanes. I parked on a nearby cul-de-sac.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Awesome hike, pretty trail, a lot of variation, the only thing i didn’t like was the walk after to the car through the neighborhood, be aware that in the middle of that is an opening that connects with the trail and is kind of a loop.

Monday, September 18, 2017

Pretty, lots of creek crossing. Take your bug spray though, and if you're bringing dogs bring a towel.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

This is only my second official weekend in Austin after relocating for a job, so I needed to do some exploring. Got on this app and saw that this trail was less than a mile away from my apartment. It doesn't have any super steep climbing to do, but is very picturesque as you follow a small Creek the whole way. A little hot for a hike, but it was really shaded so it wasn't too bad! I will be coming here as often as I can since it's so close.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Priceless trail in Great Hills.

trail running
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Ran here again recently. In my last review I talked about how rocky and rooty this trail is. Well it is rocky and rooty, but after running at various other trails in the Austin area, I gotta say that you could actually get the same stuff but a lot more of it at some of the other trails, trail systems. Don't get me wrong: these trails here are still way cool. I think I just typed a but hastily last time.

This time I actually saw some other people, and I didn't run back down the trail but instead looped around on the road like the map has. Also, a deer was on one of the trails and wouldn't leave, so I had to go the other way, which was fine.

trail running
Saturday, July 08, 2017

Short but sweet mostly hidden from the surrounding neighborhoods

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

More easy than moderate, many stream crossings, great summer hike since it is mostly shaded.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Great trail. Easy to moderate. shaded. Runs along river.

trail running
Tuesday, June 27, 2017

This trail has multiple trailheads. At one trail head, Sierra Oaks, there's a nice playground, there's exercise equipment, and most importantly cool water from a clean fountain.

As for trail running, this one is fairly short, even if you take all the many offshoots. But don't let that deter you. This trail has, quiet possibly, the most rocky and rooty trails. Need a good workout for your feet specifically? Need to learn where to step so as to not slip or twist your ankle? Want to get some "high stepping" going (so as to avoid tripping and such)? This is your trail. And sometimes the trail gets so technical for short stretches, that you almost wonder if you're still on the actual trail, due to the jutting rocks, skinny trail, trees and rots everywhere. All in all, this is a great workout.

Also, this trail doesn't have any really steep or long hills, but it does have some steps, some inclines, etc. The creek crossings are pretty cool, all of them have good rocks to go across on. And the trail is marked very well. The signs are in very good condition and easy to spot. There are also some benches along the way.

All in all, I give this a four, and not a five, for the short length and the lack of any really good hill climbs (though in the neighborhood itself, via the streets and sidewalks, you can get some good hill work in).

trail running
Monday, May 01, 2017

Very short and fairly well marked. A lot of water crossings. Not an issue today, but could be problematic after a good rain

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Super pleasant walk through the woods from the south up to the play area and back. Easy trail, nothing to tricky

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

One of Northwest Austin's gems. Beautiful today after some heavy rain this weekend.

Monday, April 03, 2017

Not much signaling and I have to admit I got lost without my friend recording it. I loved the trail though! Beautiful and you cannot tell you are in Austin: totally felt inside woods!

Friday, February 10, 2017

A good quick trail especially in the middle of a residential area. Mostly quiet, but you're close to houses in some parts so be warned you'll sometimes hear lawnmowers going (in case you like that wilderness feel). Shady, some creek crossings, many man made steps. It's been helpful to me while I am trying to get back into shape and leaves me no excuses because it is so close.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Many creek crossings and mini waterfalls! Wasn't too busy on a Sunday afternoon either. I'll definitely be headed here again for a quick alone-time in nature.

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