Steck Valley Trail is a 0.6 mile out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.
A rather short but nice getaway . Temp drops about 15 degrees as you move into canyon so a nice warm day hike. Somewhat rugged and a side loop makes it worthwhile.
This trail is ok as a quick lunchtime walk or hike. In parts it is somewhat overgrown. It sees light traffic judging by the number of spider webs and lack of foot prints on the path. There is plenty of evidence of wild life, but I did not see any on this trip. This trail is probably a lot better after a good rain so that the several creeks and run offs would be full of running water. This time of the year it is bone dry. Lots of elevation changes makes this a worthwhile quick exercise path.
Supposedly there is a path back to Steck at the first creek crossing, but I missed it in my initial exploration. I'll try to get back out there and find it soon.