Walnut Creek Trail

MODERATE 194 reviews

Walnut Creek Trail is a 1.3 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas 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 but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
1.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
85 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

camping

hiking

mountain biking

scenic driving

trail running

walking

hiking
2 days ago

trail running
5 days ago

10 days ago

lovely trail.

trail running
10 days 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.

17 days ago

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19 days 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.

walking
22 days ago

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hiking
28 days ago

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

mountain biking
29 days ago

mountain biking
1 month ago

mountain biking
1 month 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

backpacking
1 month ago

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mountain biking
1 month ago

1 month ago

1 month 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.

2 months ago