Stevenson Preserve Loop Trail

EASY 27 reviews

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.

hiking
27 days ago

So there's a lot more to this trail than just the 1.5 mile loop. I got pretty lost on my first time here as there are really no mile markers around. Wasn't too bad because it's pretty much completely shaded. Many parts of the trail are very narrow and you might have to step aside to let people go by you so keep your eyes peeled. Be sure to bring water. They don't have any fountains at the park from what I could see. Also wear shoes with good support, lots of rocks and branches. All in all, cool neighborhood spot to go if you live in the area!

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walking
9 months ago

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10 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
Thursday, October 13, 2016

Sunday, September 25, 2016

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.