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Onion Creek Greenbelt Trail

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Onion Creek Metropolitan Park

Onion Creek Greenbelt Trail is a 2.3 mile out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, trail running, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Distance: 2.3 miles Elevation Gain: 49 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

forest

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Not a fan of this trail. Weird smells, trash, and dogs off leash just to name a few. Avoid.

walking
muddy
washed out
1 month ago

Pretty simple hike! A few folks with their off leash dogs. It can get very muddy so be prepared. All in all pretty straightforward! It was a little break from the city.

hiking
muddy
2 months ago

This trail is ok ok. Got little lost and it’s muddy after all the rain and make sure you wear water/hiking shoes if you want to walk over the river.

hiking
4 months ago

Lots of dogs off the leash. Trail was nice. I would go again

hiking
6 months ago

Fun trail system, nice flowing creek for dogs to cool off. Shared trail with mountain bikes and horses but everyone is courteous if you are. Only big issue for me is the main trail going out and coming back can get congested, just be aware of your dog and those around you. Not all dogs play well with all dogs. Know your dog’s limits. Had a lady yell at me today because I asked my big dogs to do a sit stay off the trail as she passed by with her tiny dogs. According to her... this was cruel and anti social. I thought I was being polite.

hiking
7 months ago

Very straightforward simple easy trail.

mountain biking
rocky
8 months ago

hiking
Sun Jun 02 2019

The map shows a loop at the end but there isn’t one. The back side of the loop just ends with a drainage field on one side and an area that the locals use to dump garbage. Pretty sad considering it’s just a flat hot hike out there with little shade and lots of flood debris.

hiking
off trail
over grown
washed out
Thu Apr 04 2019

This is a nice trail in that you feel like your in the woods even though you’re in the middle of town. Lots of wildflowers. Fairly easy to maneuver though trail is not always well maintained. Like most Austin city parks, trails are not well marked and unless you’re using the app it’s easy to get off main trail. The map shows a loop at the end however once you arrive at the loop parking area the trail disappears and is overgrown. A lot of trash in that area as well. Worst thing though is dog are permitted in the park without leashes, so there were dogs (and poop) everywhere. I like dogs but having unleashed pit bulls, German shepherds and the like in close proximity to one another is a little unnerving. You can do better at other parks.

hiking
Sun Feb 17 2019

This area is a great park in progress. Due to frequent flooding the city gradually purchased the land over the last 10 years or so. Yesterday was the first time we’ve explored the area since the houses have been removed. The park has lots of picnic pavilions and you can see the work in progress everywhere, including the trails. It’s clear it’s not finished, so right now it’s not quite 5 stars, but I’m thinking it will be once it’s all completed.

hiking
Thu Feb 14 2019

Very easy, large trail. A little stinky at times because there are sewer vents at the beginning of the trail... but great for an easy ~3 mile run with nice trees. The trail is wide and clear of debris or stumps. Not the most amazing hiking trail, but certainly better than walking or running the same loop around my neighborhood everyday! Would be great for kids and dogs... there is a dog park at the trail head.

hiking
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hiking
26 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

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hiking
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