Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail

EASY 88 reviews
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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
111 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

river

over grown

rocky

2 days ago

trail running
7 days ago

This has almost everything: water crossings; woods, open areas, rock areas; dirt trails, rocky trails, skinny trails, wide trails; and some very cool swimming holes, and lost of unmarked trails to explore. But I give it four stars instead of five, because it lacks any large hills to climb.

But all in all, it might be my favorite place to trail run, due to the wide variety of terrain and plant life. To get them hills in, just stay on the south side of the creek on the east side of 360, climb up the embankment (or do it the wussy way and cross 360), and head to the Valburn trails.

I notice on the map, it starts in the middle of the trail. The trail actually continues north along the creek, and back into the woods, where there's more of the same- water crossings, variety of terrain, etc. To start at the actual beginning of the trail, take the somewhat-hard-to-spot road to the north, just before the intersection of west Spicewoods Springs and 360. The road loops under 360, and then there's parking on the left.

trail running
7 days ago

Great trail for cross country running. Variety of surfaces to run, from thickly wooded dirt paths to the narrower gravel & small rock scampering trails along the escarpments. The wider, rockier portions of the path along the creek demand careful foot placement or you'll end up face first in the rocks. I take my dog (no leash) who gets along well with all the other dogs we meet there.

hiking
16 days ago

Trail is straight enough to run, rocky enough to be slightly challenging. Love the mini waterfalls after a good rain!

trail running
21 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Bring extra clothes and jump in the refreshing water!

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hiking
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hiking
2 months ago

Fun to bring your dog. Always next to the water which is nice, but after a rain it's very marshy.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Parts of this trail are a 5. If you are walking upstream, the right side of the creek is beautiful. However, the other side is not as pretty and has some trash. The trail is not easy as it is labeled here. The terrain can be rugged and some climbing is required.

3 months ago

Lots of large dogs off leash. Depending on how you feel about that I would keep small children and small dogs at home.

The hike was great and there are a bunch of great areas for swimming. Bring a bag to help out Mother Nature. Some areas with trash from the youths.

Trail was pretty muddy in some spots :)

backpacking
3 months ago

I love the natural beauty of this place

hiking
3 months ago