Walnut Creek Trail

MODERATE 261 reviews

Walnut Creek Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that offers scenic views 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
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
36 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dog friendly

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

scenic driving

trail running

walking

views

muddy

12 days ago

Cool park. Lots of trails to get lost in. The dog thing. Some owners don’t keep them on a leash. Got nipped, scratched and jumped on and the owner was oblivious. Really do like the place itself though. The creek and cliffs can be really pretty.

mountain biking
23 days ago

fun place to ride but a lot of dog's had my grandson he liked it, he can ride and made his own fun up some of the good hills

mountain biking
2 months ago

The trail is fun, mostly moderate with a few extreme places. I can easily ride out here for a few hours, even though you’ll loop around a few times. The only down side is the amount of people with dogs off leash in on-leash areas. I have crashed having to avoid a dog that jumped out in front of me. Also, be careful on the paved path with the bridges when they’re wet. The wooden bridges get super slippery.

4 months ago

Too many mountain bikes racing make it dangerous for dogs & kids.

4 months ago

Nice scenery, but way too many little doggie presents left on the trail despite numerous signs to pick it up. The smell can be strong at times.

6 months ago

Good trail to hike and bike

hiking
6 months ago

mountain biking
7 months ago

These trails a very fast and flowy in sections. There trails are a great work out but they do not offer anything too technical. There is a BMX track that has a little pump track and some nice table tops. Definitely worth a visit!

mountain biking
7 months ago

I have this habit of not reading trail head maps, and just riding my bike around trails and let's just say this was one of the best trails I've ridden here in Austin! Great sections you make loops easily with and hit some
Good jumps and features!

7 months ago

Meh- nothing special. Also, it's an easy trail not moderate.

trail running
8 months ago

Ran here again today (I often do). I ran the "Windy Trail" and the BMX Trail". Those trails are for pedestrians as well as bikers, but just be courteous and conscientious to bikers- some come to the park in order to really go fast and furious on the trails, and they are designed for bikes. In fact, at the back part of the "BMX Trail", there is a small but good BMX course. Lots of jumps close to one another. But you can run/hike/bike the trail itself without getting on the BXM course.

Anyway, all that said, I just really like these trails at this park. I like the ups and downs and twists and turns of bike trails, keep's one on their toes.

8 months ago

Short nice trail, very rocky on a short area. Very relaxing.

9 months ago

lovely trail.

trail running
9 months ago

I give the whole trail system itself a four: it is an intricate system of trails, but it lacks the "oomph" of more rugged trails. But hey, family and novice friendly is good too. Hikers, bikers, trail runners, casual strollers- this park has it all. Parking is more than adequate. But the only restroom I can usually find is a porta-potty :(

About half the trails are moderately flat, and soft dirt. There's one concrete trail that goes out of the park, it's pretty nice. The rest of the trails are hard dirt from the bikers, and those trails got the really fun stuff.

On the bike trails, you got ups and down, but even more so: twists and turns and lots of intersecting trails- easy to get turned around in this place; lots of trails to explore. And the creek itself is wonderful. Very pretty with a nice variety of terrain- some parts of the creek are surrounded buy lots of plants, some parts by steep cliffs, others by a lot of rock, etc. It's fun to try and run the creek itself, if you don't mind getting wet.

There are no large hills which is a bummer, and very few places with lots of rock. There are lots of people with dogs, and come later in the day and expect to see scores and scores of bikers- if you're a biker yourself, this place is pretty good for beginners and intermediate. All in all, this gets a four instead of a three: I say three because, really, for a trail runner like me, it lacks a few things. But because of the amount of trails, and thus the amount of time you could spend here just exploring the trails, and the fact that it accommodates bikers and hikers and runners and, well, just about everyone, it definitely earns that extra star.

9 months ago

very intricate multi set of trails. I spent 2 hour exploring and hiking the trails. you have to watch the bikers but well worth the hike.

hiking
9 months ago

Nice clean trail. Dogs are not on leashes, but all in all, it was an easy trail to hike.

mountain biking
9 months ago

Really fun trail. The side trails offer some short technical buts but overall the trail (weather depending) is really smooth and flat. Rode 12km which was the entire loop about 4 times. Had a blast

10 months ago

Nice trails! We did get lost as the sun was going down. There are a lot of trails that branch from the main one so go early enough to make sure you can get out with sunlight. Some spots have steep drop offs into the creek which are tough to see when it's dark. Dog friendly. There are some off leash areas but we kept him on his leash the entire time. Bikes don't give a lot of warning that they are behind you. Otherwise fun trail. Will try again on a weekend with more daylight.

11 months ago

Way too many unleashed, unsupervised dogs

11 months ago

wonderful great walk

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