Stevenson Preserve Loop Trail

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Stevenson Preserve Loop Trail is a 1.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
124 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

The scenery on this hike is typical for Austin. Most of the trail is open area with different grasses and weeds growing. There are also sections of trail that wind through cedar-wooded areas. In some spots, you will see remnants of old rock walls as in other greenbelts in Austin. The trails in this preserve do not appear to be maintained, so some sections are well-defined, while others are difficult to really follow well. It is extremely easy to get lost with all of the criss-crossing trails, so a GPS receiver with tracking enabled is a good idea. Also, people ride motorcycles on these trails, so keep your eyes and ears open for them.

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8 months ago

These are great trails for walking the dogs, it's easy to escape and walk trails with little signs of the city around. Very nice city escape.

hiking
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hiking
Sunday, June 12, 2016

mountain biking
Thursday, June 02, 2016

Don't bother with any rain in site. No direction. Just a bunch of shoot off trails.

geocaching
Thursday, May 05, 2016

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

walking
Sunday, May 10, 2015

This is a great little pocket of hills and trees and wildlife in the middle of a city.
We live in the neighborhood and walk the trails of Stephenson almost daily. There are dozens of criss-crossing trails that can either lead to great adventure or confusing frustration, depending on your attitude. You can have walks of a mile or follow the meanders and turn at the intersections and put in four miles or more. We've seen all kinds of wildlife: deer, rabbits, hundreds of butterflies, snakes, lizards, etc. A very enjoyable place.

nature trips
Thursday, July 17, 2014

Charming, enchanting forest with magical mystical winding roads where you'll meet a real corpse of a dead dragon, as well as a land nymph made of barbed wire. Often the colors and the terrain changes and there are many forks, (do take them as Yogi advises). But beware of the forest trolls who live in the caves. Avoid the golden path into the ethereal space or you'll be lost forever.