Laurel, Yaupon, Possum and Arroyo Vista Loop

MODERATE 350 reviews

Laurel, Yaupon, Possum and Arroyo Vista Loop is a 1.8 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from November until February.

Distance: 1.8 miles Elevation Gain: 288 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

backpacking

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Note: As of January 2020, part of the trail is closed for repair.

hiking
12 days ago

Spent a little over an hour and hiked all the little trails here. nice to find a place where dogs are not allowed and there isn't dog feces littered all along the trail. Water was pretty low in the waterfall.

running
15 days ago

This is more of a hiking trail with ups & downs. Very crowded on nice weekend days with families, Scouts, etc. probably due to the short length of each trail and they have nature programs for folks. if I go here, I usually run 2-3 loops and go early in the morning or almost dusk. There is water and restrooms at trailhead

hiking
23 days ago

Pretty easy. The Possum heading into the Trinkee part has a decent amount of steps upwards, but it’s not too hard to navigate. Hasn’t been very busy either time I’ve went.

hiking
closed
muddy
28 days ago

Part of the trail is closed for repair. This is a nice trail for an urban area like Austin, but don’t come expecting breathtaking or dramatic views. It’s a nice outdoor walk.

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

Super easy. A couple good views

hiking
3 months ago

Nice views, diverse terrain, well maintained and a super nice security guy!

Nice trail. Easy, short hike.

hiking
4 months ago

Nice trail. No longer muddy as of this afternoon. Positives: pleasant walking trail, convenient to Austin, some nice views, plenty of shade. Negatives—at times, the views are of the highway, cell phone towers, office buildings and expensive houses. Overall, a decent, easy and short (50 minutes, and I was going slow & stopping to enjoy the scenery) urban hiking opportunity.

hiking
bridge out
4 months ago

hiking
muddy
5 months ago

running
rocky
5 months ago

Nice, well maintained loop, with lots of stairs to add to the workout.

Great trail! A lot of uphill, really worked my butt out. Saw a deer cross the trail. Make sure to donate.

hiking
6 months ago

good place for sightseeing and hiking. the trails are clean and pretty well marked. shady and peaceful. depending on the trail it’s an easy walk or a steep workout

hiking
7 months ago

Short and sweet hike. Thought we could swim in the cool waterfall but it was off limits. Great views along the way. Nice creeks and stuff!

Beautiful Trail. 2.5 mile long. Dont go just for the water fall wasnt that impressive. But trail was challenging and alot oslf shade. very relaxing.. Must do it.. Dont forget to DONATE!!

hiking
rocky
7 months ago

Gorgeous trail! You can make it as long as you want by taking the time to see all the overlooks and follow the creek to the waterfall. I definitely got a good workout in with the steps and change in elevation. I got a little looped around after following the creek, but trails are well labeled- I ended up coming out the way I entered at Arroyo... I will be doing this one again!

hiking
8 months ago

Favorite place to take a nature walk in austin so far. Nice, quiet, easy, pretty. Has a decent scenic view and features a small waterfall. Good distance to do the whole loop. Only downfall is that if you like to go in the mornings and are one of the first people on the trail, expect a good amount of spiderwebs. Carry a stick or something so you don’t get webs all over your body.

hiking
muddy
rocky
10 months ago

Great little hike for a long lunch break. Beautiful views and great for little hideaway picnic spots. Dogs not allowed, and you can hear the 360 traffic halfway through the long loop, but definitely worth it. Elevation changes makes it a good little workout as well.

Pretty quick hike, you can do it in less than an hour. Great overlook and a nice waterfall.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice trail with some elevation change. I'm not terribly fit but it wasn't a bad hike.

hiking
muddy
Sun Feb 03 2019

Nice hike no dos. Trail a bit muddy after some rain. Easy hike with about 300 ft if elevation each side of the creek. Relaxing day hike.

hiking
Sun Jan 20 2019

No dogs allowed, limited parking, narrow trail & busy

Sat Jan 19 2019

Fun hike with some decent elevation change. The vistas were pretty and the waterfalls were gorgeous. Definitely a worthwhile hike!

hiking
Wed Jan 16 2019

Beautiful, well kept trail. Quite a bit of inclines if you take the longer path (outer trail). The waterfall, and creek were both very beautiful! I'd suggest lots of water and supportive shoes.. you'll be sore towards the end!

hiking
Sun Jan 13 2019

Beautiful scenery with a gorgeous little waterfall and pool (all the rain helps). We did the 1.8 mile loop which was a good length with our 18 mo. In tow. A great little hike right in town.

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