Turkey Creek Trail

MODERATE 148 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

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.

5 hours ago

hiking
16 hours ago

hiking
6 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

I love this trail. It's perfect for a family hike with my very active three and four year old. We loved that we were able to bring our dog, who got to chase other dogs around and have her first swim. This will be a family favorite.

Watch for the stream crossings. They can be slick. My only complaint is that there are not doggy pick-up stations throughout. We ended up holding dog waste for over a mile.

trail running
10 days ago

This trail has a good varying of terrain: starts off hard dirt, roots and rocky, gets into the trees with still plenty of roots and rocks, lots of creek crossing, and when you get to the back loop, you get a good workout climbing some stairs, and exactly half way is where you get to nice scenery- some semi-open meadows, level and soft trails, with wild flowers and good places to spot birds and other wildlife.

Trails is marked pretty good. The only confusing parts are some of the creek crossings- it's hard to tell if or when you should cross the creeks, sometimes the trail looks all but gone, then suddenly it appears again. The start of the back loop (where the stairs and meadows are) is at the wooden green box. When you see the wooden green box, go left for an easy route, go right for a more difficult route (steeper, more stairs, more descent). There are some unmarked offshoot trails, for the explorer types- and twice I had to say, "Wait, is tit this trail or that trail?" but it was pretty obvious.

As said below, the creek right now is pretty dry. Can't wait for a good rain, then I'll definitely splash back.

trail running
14 days ago

The creek is pretty dry atm. Super dope for running...just watch out for canine friends.

hiking
21 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

1 month ago

kiddos loved it. only did 1/2 mile but will go back for more

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

It's a nice trail with a lot of water rock crossings. Tons of dogs running around having fun. The parking lot is small and people have to wait to park at least on Saturday's but people come and go so just be patient for a spot to park.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail for humans and dogs

1 month ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

Loved it! Lots of water and mild to moderate Trail

2 months ago