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Mostly open trail for running, some area where you have to concentrate on foot placement. Entirely shaded, and minimally occupied. A great place for a leisurely and enjoyable trail run.

hiking
2 days ago

Took our dogs here for an afternoon hike. The trail was challenging enough to be interesting for all of us. We were the only ones on it, and it was the perfect length for a dog hike!

Good trail..could use a bit more markers though, you can easily get lost in the evening/night..

OMG! It is 6 miles of strenuous hiking. not 4.4. beautiful trail. couldn't even tell I was still in Texas:)

Walked it many times. A very pretty trail system and a decent elevation workout.

Most of the trail was beautiful. Some parts were right along a main road. Not difficult at all (though path is loose rock)

trail running
7 days ago

Today I parked at the 360 parking where the Bull Creek Loop starts. Plenty of parking there. I ran the Bull Creek Loop trail until you get to the intersection underneath the huge powerlines, and instead of turning back towards east and staying on the loop, I turned west, went through some gates and across a street, through a nice trail through the woods- mostly single track with "cobble stone" type rocks. This trail led me right to St Edward's park.

The park was the same as last time. Plenty of rocky trail, dirt trail, tree roots, large and step ups, elevation changes, brush creeping in on the trail- and the best part, as usual, is the trail that goes right along the creek-cliffside. Wonderful views. Also saw two other people, not running but dressed in normal street clothes, looking at their GPS, discussing location. I'm guessing they were geocaching. There are plenty of geocaches in this park.

trail running
8 days ago

Parking at Bull Creek park. The trailhead can be tricky to find. Cross the creek just to the north of all the big, huge rocks. You have to search the other side of the creek a little, but eventually you'll find the trail head.

Relatively simple trail, with signage. To get onto this trail, and not start running down Bull Creek, make sure and take a right at the first intersection with a sign. The trial itself starts off in the woods, but it gets into the open, with much grass and shrubs. You go in and out of the trees. The trail's not very twisty, and much is dirt flats, but there are roots and rocks so be careful.

The best part of this trail is (for trailrunning) the added mileage you can get. While running the hills and switchbacks at Valburn, the creek at Bull Creek, and the enormous hill at the Bull Creek loop, you can get a little easier, flatter mileage here. And, well, it's rather pretty.