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Canyon Creek Nature Trail

MODERATE 49 reviews
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Canyon Creek Nature Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
377 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

wildlife

rocky

Please note that if you'd like to complete this fully as a loop, you will need to walk through a residential neighborhood in order to reconnect to the trail.

25 days ago

if you like the smell of sewer gas this is the trail for you. we walked along the trail and every other sewer manhole was open so we got a good smell. try some other Trail this has to be one of the worst in Austin.

hiking
muddy
rocky
28 days ago

We really enjoy hiking nature trail, it’s one of our favorite hikes in the west Austin area. Typically we start at the bottom (playground and pond) and treat it as an out and back. To make it a loop you have to walk through neighborhoods back to the trailhead. Parking can get very tight on weekends and I heard a rumor that they were going to start charging $10 per person to use the trail. I don’t know when that’s supposed to go into effect. There are a few shorter connecting trails that are pretty, but require crossing the creek. There are 2-4 creek crossings on the main trail, so waterproof hiking shoes are recommended. There are no facilities or water at either trailhead.

hiking
muddy
over grown
29 days ago

One small part was overgrown so we had to turn around. Another part of the trail was muddy with no way around so turned around again. Will be nice once it dries up.

hiking
1 month ago

Starting from the park it's a bit over a mile before some more challenging terrain. Nice hike overall.

hiking
4 months ago

This trailhead starts at the playground’s edge and ends in a cul de sac where you follow a city sidewalk back to the playground. The trail along the creek is reasonably well-maintained and peaceful. The last quarter of the trail is along a fence on the backside of a subdivision. A loop trail, it is not !

6 months ago

Great Austin hiking trail!!! Winding paths through a quiet forest and plenty of offshoots

hiking
10 months ago

Hit this trail again, hiking this time. It was really, really muddy at the bottom by the creek, but the rest was solid. There are just enough major forks in this trail system to give you a sense of exploration and adventure, but nothing so bad that you'll get lost, because every major fork leads you back to the neighborhood.

No water fountains, rest rooms, doggy-bag stations, etc. (Wait- one doggy bag station that i saw, at the Boulder Ln trail head, hidden by all the decorative bushes) I think there's one bench near the beginning of the trail, and that's it. But don't let this deter you, it's a fun trail, and hey, it's like, 99% shaded.

walking
Sunday, April 01, 2018

I took my 9 year old daughter and we both enjoyed it. Fewer people farther in and some variation in terrain. At the cross over before the last loop there is a spectacular oak tree.

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Very cool trail, surprisingly secluded fourth location between neighborhoods. There are some very cool spots to stop and drink some water. just the right amount of difficulty

Saturday, January 13, 2018

I enjoyed it! It’s easily accessible to where I live. Moderately difficult terrain. Mostly flat. Overall a Great run!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

This is a great little trail close to town. It has several great features including a mix of dirt and rocky terrain, secluded shady trails. there are a lot of shoot offs which I found confusing but overall it's a fun run. Very quiet and peaceful~

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Entrance is at the back of the playground area. The first part of the trail is paved then turns to lots of rocks and dirt. There are plenty of trash cans. Dogs enjoyed themselves.

hiking
Monday, October 02, 2017

This is the same trail as Trailhead park except that one takes a slight left at one point and able to "loop" around making it a 6 mile trail. I enjoyed it, very clise to whete I live. Went after rains and water was running. I rate is in the moderate range. This trail will be wonderful in the spring with all the wildflowers. Even though it is in a neighborhood, it is lightly travelled.

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