Walnut Creek Metro Loop

MODERATE 11 reviews

Walnut Creek Metro Loop is a 8.8 mile loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a great forest setting. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for trail running, nature trips, and mountain biking.

DISTANCE
8.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

forest

6 months ago

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

trail running
7 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
23 days ago

mountain biking
30 days ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

recorded zig zag

hiking
4 months ago

recorded walnut

mountain biking
5 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago