west bull creek greenbelt

EASY 5 reviews

west bull creek greenbelt is a 2.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.9 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
534 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

forest

trail running
2 months ago

The "entrance" is hard to find. After turning onto Jester take the first left. Then at the round about, go right and right and all the way up to the back corner. You'll just see trees and more trees behind the parking lot, but at that very back corner (the most southeast corner) you'll see a faint trailhead.

But this trail isn't for the faint of heart. The noise from the street never stops, but for a trail running workout this isn't much of a problem. This "trail" is really a lot of trails, twisty and turny, rooty and rocky, ups and downs, etc. This sucker has lots of forks, loops, intersections, etc.

There are zero signs, non period. There are very few places where people have attempted to place rocks to mark trails. Some of the trails are hard to see. No amenities.

At the beginning of the trails, you're every close to some office buildings and a major road. But despite this, this place is rather good wilderness. The foliage and rocks and such almost look like you're in a Narnia or LotR forest. And you can just "pretend" (if that's not too corny) that the road noise is, I don't know, a waterfall or major wind, lol.

All in all, great workout and great place for trail running, if you're used to no signage and faint trails.

hiking
3 months ago

I agree with Chris, not really a trail for exploring. Maybe just for trail running exercise training. Not easy to see the trail and definitely not kid friendly. The loose leaves and gravel made the footing very loose.

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This is primarily a mountain bike trail, so when I went hiking on it, it wasn't terribly fun. I couldn't escape the noise of 2222 really, and the trails are basically a switchback paradise. I didn't run into many cool features either, but it had the occasional great view and creek. I don't plan on going back, but here's are the trails I explored on it in case anyone is curious about West Bull Creek