Bright Leaf Nature Preserve Loop [CLOSED]

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Bright Leaf Nature Preserve Loop [CLOSED] is a 2.8 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and nature trips and is accessible year-round.

2.8 miles
341 feet

kid friendly


nature trips


wild flowers



no dogs

5 months ago

Trail has been closed by City of Austin, They have a huge 10 foot steel gate with Triple no trespassing signs. Its a shame. I am pretty sure the deceased owner who donated thw property tk tbw city did not want it closed to the public. Use tk hole and bike here when she was alive and before it was donated tk the City.

Sunday, November 13, 2016

This is a great guided hike that features some gorgeous views and some interesting history. The land is privately owned and maintained primarily by volunteers and is used as a nature preserve. The naturalist who gave the hike was very knowledgeable of the local plants and animal life, and I learned a great deal.
The hike itself is easy, but does have plenty of elevation changes. There are lots of little creeks, some wet, a few deer, birds and butterflies, and plenty of wild flowers and interesting plant species. The house (that you'll see in my photos) are of Geogia Lucas' home who purchased the land a while back. After she passed she left the land as a nature preserve.

Important Note: This trail is available via a guided hike only. They run guided hikes every 2nd Saturday and 2nd Sunday of the month at 9am central time. See their website for details or for arranging hikes.