Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail

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Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels offers a number of activity options. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
78 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

river

over grown

rocky

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Trail running here again. As said before, signage is a bit lacking, and no hills really (though the Valburn trail system just to the east of loop360 has all the hills you need). But other than that, it's got everything a trail runner wants.

Diverse terrain: Grass, dirt, woods, small rocks, large rocks, loose rocks, completely nothing but rock with "pot holes" via erosion, shallow creeks, deep creeks, dry creek beds (the "completely nothing but rock" areas), and even a area with a sheer overhang covered with moss and ferns, the water dripping onto your head from above (not a water fall, small drops- it's pretty cool).
Diverse elevation: Like I said no large hills, but plenty of ups and downs, some short climbs, some climbs with rocks some with roots some with just the dirt.
Diverse scenary: Green woods, old woods, dry creek, full creek, some fields, some spots of the highway even if that's your thing. The best scenery is, I think, either the spot halfway between loop 360 and Bull Creek District park with the overhang/ferns/water droplets (I don't know the name of that type of geological feature), or else the very large spots of dry creek bed with all the pot holes via erosion.

This place is also rather popular for people to just play in the creek, let their dogs roam a bit, or bring the family and the portable grill and lounge by the creekside. It's always fun to see a group of people's faces when I come out of nowhere: they're chilling in their lawn chairs, shooting the breeze, watching kids play in the water, then suddenly this tall dude pops out of the woods, lunging across the rocks, jumping into the creek or else disappearing back into the woods. And oh, there are rest rooms, water fountains, and benches at the beginning, middle, and end of the greenbelt.

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1 month ago

so cool

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This was my wife, daughter, and Is first hike. It was great scenery and was easy to navigate. It initially stated that it was suitable for children which it is if they are mostly playing in the water. If you are solely going for a hike with a toddler please make sure they have some sort of slip resistant shoes on/ hiking shoes.

2 months ago

It was good but......

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2 months ago

Great little hike! Went on Labor Day and it was really busy. The trail was very difficult to follow so we ended up just walking through and around the water which was very nice. I'd definitely do this again!

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