Turkey Creek Trail is a 2.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, running, fishing, and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

Length2.8 miElevation gain206 ftRoute typeOut & back
dog friendlyKid friendlyFishingHikingMountain bikingrunningForestRiverViewsWildflowersWildlifeRocky
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Please note that the road to the trailhead was reported closed on July 3rd, 2020. Please check road conditions before hiking. Rocky and rooty terrain make for great exercise and practice on this trail. There are some climbs near the back which, while not very long, are still pretty decent. The signage and the trail itself is good enough that it'd be hard to get lost. And there are usually other people around, in case of injury. At the back of the trail, the loop part, there are several trails which branch off. You get to climb a little more, and the trails are a little more windy and single track and smooth- at least near the beginning. So if you're running (or hiking or whatever) and are like, "Man, that was a quick trip", you could always take one of the "off trail" trails at the back to add some more exploring and mileage.

There is a small gravel parking lot that holds at most 20 cars. Be aware that parking on the street may result in cars being towed.

Texas Tourism Division, P.O. Box 12728 , Austin, TX, 78711-2728, Phone: 800-452-9292

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Aaron Grassian
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Great trail with lots of twists and turns. Some rocky parts. A bit muddy since it’s been raining. Many birds.

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Frank Tantillo
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Paula Seymour-Tedder
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Well marked but tons of traffic.

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Jordan Laser
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HikingGreat!

Beautiful woods trail. This trail allows for off leash dogs so consider another trail if you don't want to interact with furry friends.

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Christina Taranenko
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So. Much. Dog. Poo. Bagged and unbagged poop everywhere. Clean up after your dog! It doesn’t rain enough to break down the bags and not to mention the environmental impact from the bacteria. :(

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Marcus Jameson
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HikingGreat!

Nice little jaunt that keeps you on your toes. Another reviewer called this an off-leash dog trail. It is absolutely not. The park's rules clearly state "leashed dogs". Keep your dog on a leash, no matter how "well-trained" you think they are.

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Ronan Chatterjee
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HikingGreat!

I’ve been coming to this trail for many years. Recently got to do it in the rain with no people and it was super peaceful. Not hard at all. Weekends can get crowded.

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Brooke Boston
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Katherine Li
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Nice trail for kids and dogs!

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Justin Morris
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Chris Stuenkel
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Wendy Doescher
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Always a great hike but no water!

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Kymberlie Quong-Charles
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One of my favorites in ATX. Fun terrain, lots of water crossings, and nice wide and well-maintained trail.

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S Steel
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This is a beautiful off-leash dog trail. I have been taking my kids and dogs there for years. Note: This is not a biking trail. Emma Long has a mountainbike / motorbike trail in a different part of the park.

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Maven Raper
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Pretty crowded today and lots of dog poop and poop bags along the trail.

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Felix Casey
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this was a great trail, not too difficult. parking lot was very busy but i came on a sunday. since it’s off leash expect to make a lot of new friends, if that bothers you maybe hike elsewhere. i had to pee very badly but couldn’t find anywhere off trail that had enough tree coverage for me to comfortably do my duty so if that’s important to you in a trail, make sure you go before heading out. didn’t really affect my overall experience

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Hunter Smith
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IT WAS COOL heehee

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Chris Falato
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More of an easy trail than moderate but a nice walk.

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Robert Sadlowski
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Maven Raper
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Joshua Hernandez
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3.5 stars. Not the most impressive trail but a nice walk for a nice afternoon.

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Keith Moore
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Yep!

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Rachel Wang
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Nice trail, but lots of dog poop on the trail - wish dog owners would clean up after themselves...

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Maven Raper
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Christian Yazdanpanah
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Nick Barnard
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Trail is nice and very visible. Only downside is that too many people leave their dog poop bags on the side of the trail and don’t pick them up. Busy on the weekends but perfect during the week.

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Bradley Buchanan
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Kelly Cowan
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Mara Zierow- Benson
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WalkingGreat!Muddy

Loved it!! I’m from Arizona and I loved the sounds, water, vegetation and smells. Not hard at all.

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