This is not the way hiking trail. Things got crazy and we ended up on a steep cliff. It all worked out though!

trail running
1 day ago

Parking for this trail is hard to spot at first. Going gotta be going south/west on 360, past Spicewoods Spring but before some apartments, there's a small unmarked dirt-looking road on the right. But once you find this road, go left the lot is very easy to spot.
At the trail head (near the entrance to the parking lot) if you go left, the trail ends pretty quickly at a make-shift wooden fence and Bull Creek, but there's also a little side trail to a nice view of Bull creek. So to get to the actual trail-

At the trail head go right- when the foliage is in full bloom it doesn't look like a trail, but just keep going along the fence and soon you'll come to a sign and the trail itself begins: and boy it felt massive to me!

Fixed rocks, loose rocks, small and large, all shapes and sizes. Twist in parts, flat in parts. A few ups-and-downs. But the main appeal: the elevation just keeps rising. I only went about halfway down the trail on the on the more north/west side, turning around before getting to the "halfway point". But I'm sure the other side has just as good elevation change.

No super steep hills, but definitely 90% steady elevation change. Very good for long hills. I give it four instead of five stars because the trail lacks creek-crossings, which are favorites amongst trail runners. The signage was rather good, but I could see how even with the signage one could go in circles, so be prepared.

hiking
5 days ago

I'm sure I would've liked this trail much better if it had some decent trail markings. I got lost twice, which was very easy to do, given the layout and lack of markings. A map or this app is necessary to do this trail, lots of routes and options that don't follow the correct route.
FYI, the trail starts at the entrance to the parking lot. Be careful, this trail does not begin ahead of the sign. You need to make a right at the sign and follow the fence (which does not look correct, but it is). Photo attached for reference.

Upper trail has no real water views.

nice easy hike on both side of the creek bed

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Ran again, and I think I've failed to mention this the last few times. The signage is pretty horrible. I mean, the trail isn't meant to be a "walk in the park", it's a greenbelt. So sometimes the trail might be hard to follow- this trail is very good for exploring. But still, of the signs that are there, a lot of them don't really point the way and/or they are totally blank.

All in all, I still really like running here, but just thought I'd mention the signage, since I haven't in the past. Also, you can cross the creek and connect up with more trails, specifically a loop trail, behind the Bull Creek District park. it's rather pretty back there. If you're trail running and want to take it easy, like for a warmup or cool down, this little loop is good.

trail running
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

Connect this trail to the trails going into the nature preserve north of 360 and also to Spicewood Springs for a great run. Can be crowded in spots when the water is up and the sun it out.

Water was stagnant and too warm and too shallow. Would not recommend for hiking or swimming