Brushy Creek Regional Trail

EASY 92 reviews

Brushy Creek Regional Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cedar Park, Texas that features a lake and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
187 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

road biking

trail running

walking

lake

river

wild flowers

wildlife

Wide 1/2 paved 1/2 dirt trail with some shade. Walkers, Joggers, bicyclists and pet lovers frequent this trail. Nicely maintained trail that runs along side brushy creek. Features include bridges, educational postings of local plantlife, wildlife, and history. Numerous parks along the way that provide access to restrooms.

6 days ago

trail running
8 days ago

This trail has adequate parking in several spots, restrooms and drinkable water in several spots. This is always a plus. It's totally family friendly. It's good for walkers, joggers, hikers, bikers, dogs, kids, etc. Very large concrete trail, but if you're into a dirt trail, you can walk or run beside the concrete trail, or go "off trail" to the dirt bike trails.

I really like this trail because it's always got people on it, but not too too many. The scenery is very pretty, and it varies somewhat- lots of trees of course, and the west side has "beauty" while the east side is more "wilderness" looking (though none of it is in the actual wilderness).

The main reason it gets five stars, is that you can exit the trail at various places to go into the woods and run/ride on the bike trails. For a trail runner like myself, that's the really, really fun part. The bike trails are rocky, have lots of ups and down, twists and turns, and just enough intersections to keep you on your directional toes; the path is pretty well marked, but you could easily explore the forks in the path.

If I was just reviewing and rating the concrete path, which is the official path, I'd give it a four: it's only geared towards regular hiking and running on, well, a concrete path through nice, scenic woods, and it does boast a lake, some large fields to play in, lots of metal bridges, and a YMCA at the west end. But since it has the option to go "off path" to some more technical and rugged paths, it gets that extra star. Take the regular concrete trail for a good workout. But take the "deception" bike trail (just west of the Brushy Creek Sports Park) for a major workout, great scenery, and some good wilderness.

All in all, it's got something for everyone.

trail running
10 days ago

11 days ago

trail running
13 days ago

15 days ago

Beast mode

18 days ago

The dirt trail that runs right beside the creek is so quiet and secluded. I could stay here all day.

mountain biking
19 days ago

mountain biking
22 days ago

Awesome trails

28 days ago

Easy trail for running, biking, walking the dogs or strollers. Active trail but serene when walking and even deer to see at the right time. Both shaded and parts with full sun, parts also go along a moving creek where water looks fresh. Small natural waterfalls after a rain. Benches along the trail for those who need a rest.

walking
29 days ago

trail running
1 month ago

Good

walking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

walking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

The trails are not bad. I enjoyed the calm walk on the pavement, and the breeze on this day was nice. It was an easy walk on a easy trail. I would bring sunscreen due to a lack of shade in some areas.

mountain biking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice trail. Runs along the water for the most part. The trail is paved, which I don't care for, but that is a personal preference. Nice little waterfall with a cool rustic bridge near the YMCA. Well maintained. There really isn't any coverage so may be hot when the sun is out. I walked it when it was overcast.