Valburn North Loop

MODERATE 3 reviews

Valburn North Loop is a 1.5 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that offers the chance to see wildlife 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
1.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
321 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wildlife

rocky

trail running
1 month ago

Ran here again lately. Very good place for running. You get a mixture of dirt trails, pebble trails, rocky/rooty trails. And plenty of hill climbing. Want some creek crossings? Just head to the nearby Bull Creek Greenbelt.

hiking
4 months ago

I give it only four stars, because it has everything- wide trails, skinny trails, rocks, trees, flats, hills, etc. except a creek. But the trail is great for biking, hiking, or trail running. Terrain changes from shruby, wooded, leafy (during the Spring, at least) forests to wider rocky trails. And yes many side trails.

There are absolutely no markers, so novice and/or casual hikers beware. Be sure to bring your directional devices (GPS, map, smartphone, etc.). It is rather secluded back there, and it intersects with the switchback trail. Also right across the road (northwest) and the creek (northeast) is the Bull Creek greenbelt.

Soapbox: Please stay on the trails, don't cut across the switchbacks, put rocks and branches where you've seen other cut across the switchback, to preserve the switchbacks. They make trails awesome. OK, soapbox over, Thx for listening :)

hiking
4 months ago

This was fine as an exercise trail. I didn't find many interesting features, (I didn't find the abandoned bus which is out there somewhere). There are plenty of side trails, and a south loop that I haven't hiked. Great exercise with lots of elevation changes. Feels secluded.