Red Bud Isle Trail

EASY 19 reviews

Red Bud Isle Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
0.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
13 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

10 days ago

Dog friendly, limited parking on weekends

12 days ago

Red Bud is more of a park than a trail. My pup really enjoyed being off leash and playing at the many water access points. There are numerous small trails that lead through the woods to small access points, but be cautious. I did see a very large snake (3-4" in diameter and dark colored with faded blotch pattern). It was probably non-venomous, but I didn't stick around to find out. Stick to the main trails and cleared areas and you should be fine.

nature trips
29 days ago

Overrun with dogs, hard to enjoy the beauty.

5 months ago

Great place to play with dogs that aren’t yours.

hiking
6 months ago

Went with my daughter and wife to this trail. I also took our puppy to get used to his first trail. It was a pretty easy trail.

walking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

There are no more that 22 parking spaces, so if you go, then go early or go on a weekday, though you shouldn't expect to have any solitude even then. If you have dogs, then Red Bud Isle is worth a one-time trip just to say that you've been there. Better for dog socializing than dog exercising. It's not really big enough to get any real exercise.

walking
Friday, October 21, 2016

if you're looking to hike or be there longer than 30 minutes don't go here. but for a quick run with the dog it's perfect ! just wish parking didn't have only 20 spots for everyone

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Very secluded island trail. I don't recommend this trail for anyone who doesn't like dogs, it is basically a massive off-leash dog park. The loop is small but great if you just want to get Fido some exercise. There is water access for swimming and my dogs love it here.

Monday, April 04, 2016

Absolutely gorgeous off-leash dog park. Probably the prettiest park in town. But, it's small and crowded and can be very difficult to park.

walking
Friday, February 05, 2016

I'm torn between 3 stars and 4 stars. This is great for dogs and ours loved it but it does smell a little worse than most dog parks but you get used to it quickly. The worst part is parking. Since this is a pretty popular dog park and the lot is small, you most likely will have to wait in a line as one car leaves, one can enter. Our wait on a Sunday around 11am was about 25 mins. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who really wants a good hiking experience or doesn't have dogs. It's all walking but once you can actually park, and get passed the smell, you'll end up on the edge of the park and that view is well worth it.

hiking
Friday, September 23, 2011

I love this trail, very nature intimate, almost feels like there is no one else in the world but you .

hiking
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mountain biking
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