Turkey Creek Trail

MODERATE 195 reviews
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Turkey Creek Trail is a 2.9 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
295 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

fishing

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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.

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26 days ago

Very nice trail. Good for trail running. Some cons first-
no rest rooms, water fountains, benches, etc. (one bench I think, near the beginning). But those aren't very big cons, as some people don't care for those things on trails- the more rugged the better. Also, there are creek crossings, but times I've been there hasn't been water. Still fun though to hop along the rocks.

Now what makes this trail way cool (specifically for trail running):
90% rocky and rooty terrain make for great exercise and practice on this type of terrain. 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 that ever-looming injury-causing fall. But the best thing, I think:

At the back of the trail, the loop part, there are several trails which branch off. I ran some of these. 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, I didn't run very far. 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.

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1 month ago

Great trail lots of shade very few people

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2 months ago

I've always loved this trail... perfect place to stretch your legs with your dog and when the water is flowing is even better.

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2 months ago