Explore the best trails near Austin with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

hiking

walking

kid friendly

trail running

views

wild flowers

nature trips

birding

mountain biking

wildlife

forest

river

dog friendly

dogs on leash

waterfall

lake

no dogs

road biking

cave

Austin, Texas Map
VIEW FULL MAP
trail running
1 day ago

This trail has multiple trailheads. At one trail head, Sierra Oaks, there's a nice playground, there's exercise equipment, and most importantly cool water from a clean fountain.

As for trail running, this one is fairly short, even if you take all the many offshoots. But don't let that deter you. This trail has, quiet possibly, the most rocky and rooty trails. Need a good workout for your feet specifically? Need to learn where to step so as to not slip or twist your ankle? Want to get some "high stepping" going (so as to avoid tripping and such)? This is your trail. And sometimes the trail gets so technical for short stretches, that you almost wonder if you're still on the actual trail, due to the jutting rocks, skinny trail, trees and rots everywhere. All in all, this is a great workout.

Also, this trail doesn't have any really steep or long hills, but it does have some steps, some inclines, etc. The creek crossings are pretty cool, all of them have good rocks to go across on. And the trail is marked very well. The signs are in very good condition and easy to spot. There are also some benches along the way.

All in all, I give this a four, and not a five, for the short length and the lack of any really good hill climbs (though in the neighborhood itself, via the streets and sidewalks, you can get some good hill work in).

1 day ago

nice park in a neighborhood in North Austin, trail is easy with some up hill, shaded for most part, this is a great trail to do if don't have much time or if tired

It's an awesome trail!!! Great workout! It's a tough one!

Awesome hike!!!!

Great, challenging hike for those not truly seasoned with multiple outlets to the river. The main falls were dry but beautiful nonetheless. Bring your swimsuit for a nice dip- water isn't the cleanest but who feels so nice after a long hike to the pond. Lots of dogs! Parking was really hard to find.

You can see the highway halfway through the hike. The waterfall was dry when I went but the area it's in is charming enough. The hike itself isn't difficult at all, just slightly elevated on the way back

hiking
2 days ago

Water was a little low, but a couple miles in was a great spot to take a dip and cool off in. -June '17