Walnut Creek Metro Loop is a 8.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

partially paved

views

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

scramble

3 months ago

Cool park, didn’t love trail running here. Would be great for dog walking and mountain biking

7 months ago

Walk, bike, jog, bring your dog all on a dirt or paved path along winding Walnut Creek.

8 months ago

Moderate with different elevations. Good access to the river. Great secluded woods within the city.

trail running
9 months ago

I ran a lot of this today. I tried following all the signs with the blue dot. But at many intersections, the sign either has no blue dot, or there's no sign at all. I ended up running around 7.5 miles, instead of 9.6, and ended up backtracking on accident. So it'd be good if they updated the signs.

But as for trail running in general, the only thing lacking in Walnut Creek Metro Park are any long, more steep hills. There is much elevation changes, and some steep hills, but none that are very long. But really, this is no deal breaker at all. These trails are way cool.

Watch out for bikers, always give them the right-of-way. They are supposed to yield to pedestrians- this is proper etiquette. But a bike zooming down a hill more than twice as fast as you, then suddenly they come around a corner and you're five feet from them- it's easier for a pedestrian to get out of the way than for that biker to stop on a dime.

trail running
9 months ago

I ran a lot of this today. I tried following all the signs with the blue dot. But at many intersections, the sign either has no blue dot, or there's no sign at all. I ended up running around 7.5 miles, instead of 9.6, and ended up backtracking on accident. So it'd be good if they updated the signs.

But as for trail running in general, the only thing lacking in Walnut Creek Metro Park are any long, more steep hills. There is much elevation changes, and some steep hills, but none that are very long. But really, this is no deal breaker at all. These trails are way cool.

A lot of the loops in this park have names. To help out, this trail consists of: Windy loop, BMX loop, Severe Consequences loop, .6 loop, and others. I think you'd cross the creek at least twice. Watch out for bikers, always give them the right-of-way. They are supposed to yield to pedestrians- this is proper etiquette. But a bike zooming down a hill more than twice as fast as you, then suddenly they come around a corner and you're five feet from them- it's easier for a pedestrian to get out of the way than for that biker to stop on a dime.

hiking
Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fun park. Lots of traffic today. So many trails. I could have spent hours exploring all the trails. The trails are a little confusing, but that’s part of the fun. Prepared to be a little lost. It’s ok. The map on AllTrails was helpful.

walking
Saturday, August 12, 2017

Great trail lots of nature. Was the first trail I've explored since I moved here. Loved it will definitely be back to explore more

trail running
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

So I'm running this park the other day (as I do often), and decide to take some "trails" that I haven't taken yet. I see a sign a few feet in the wood, crumpled over (I'm assuming vandalism), that said "no tresspassing". OK, I'll just stay on the trail then.

Well I hit a few dead ends with the same signs on the trail itself (this is in the southern portion of the trails/park). The views from these parts of the trails where really nice, but then i saw a chainlink fence, and on the other side of the fence facing away from me was a "no trespassing" sign". Oops! I guess that sign in the woods, was supposed to be on the trail itself.

I scurried down a somewhat steep embankment, ran down a dry creek bed, and found the main trail again. It was a fun day.

trail running
Monday, July 03, 2017

So I ran on the new, concrete trail; but the trail has several, SEVERAL offshoots for more biking style trails. And, of course, these trails make for some awesome trail running. The ups and downs, twists and turns, you even get some creek crossings and some pretty good hills. Most of it is plain biking trails, but some of it starts to seem "rugged", and anytime you're ready to stop, the trails don;t get too far from the main, concrete trail.

For trail running on flats, in fields of wildflowers, or continuous hill climbing, this isn't it. This is a good leg workout, and forces concentration to not run into any bikers whirring your way.

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