Irving and Hazeline Smith Memorial Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Irving and Hazeline Smith Memorial Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
82 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

no dogs

This is a short trail in the Bull Creek park area. The noise from the highway is annoying but about half way into the hike it will disappear and be replaced by the sounds of birds and waterfalls. There are two excellent waterfalls and lots of signs of wildlife.

trail running
1 month ago

Basic loop. Entrance is kinda hard to spot, the "parking lot" across the road is small and VERY pot-hole ridden- but hey, it's the great outdoors, so who really cares? But...the trashcans where overflowing. I bet they get emptied form time to time, but man was it sorta sad- nature trail and litter galore right at the entrance.

But as for trail running, I only give this a 3 because there are no hills, and no stream crossings, and it's very short (the lop is about a mile). For hiking I'd give it a four but for trail running, I had to run four laps to get in the mileage, and I got no hill workout.

The signage is great, no chance of getting lost. There's a bench on the mini-loop in case you need to rest. While there's some noise pollution, the scenery is very nice. But again, for trail running, this would be good for beginners, as it's so short, and has little in the way of hills and not much technical stuff. The best part of this loop: it's right next to the Bull Creek greenbelt, and just down the road form St Edwards park.

hiking
1 month ago

walking
3 months ago

8 months ago

walking
9 months ago

This is a short, trail in the Bull Creek park area. The noise from the highway is annoying but about half way into the hike, it will disappear and be replaced by the sounds of birds and waterfalls. There are two excellent waterfalls and lots of signs of wildlife.
I did see lots of evidence of wild pigs so be careful!

hiking
Saturday, August 22, 2015

hiking
Sunday, July 05, 2015

hiking
Sunday, July 05, 2015