Looking for a great trail near Austin, Texas? AllTrails has 108 great hiking trails, running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around Barton Creek Greenbelt or McKinney Falls State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Butler Park or St Edwards Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 69 easy trails in Austin ranging from 0.6 to 10.4 miles and from 436 to 1,128 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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We did out and back and clocked 5.4 miles. I am not sure where the 7 plus miles comes from that is given in the summary. Even if it is hiked point to point and you took an Uber back to your starting point it would not be 7 miles can anyone explain this? Fun trail on a beautiful day

Nice wide trails. Little rocky on the Homestead Trail. Not a ton of water between the falls but nice orange fall colors.

Beautiful views, there was a spider but other than that it was great

This is definitly a moderate trail. Finding the trail head requires you to park in the neighborhood (Scottish woods and Camp Craft) and walk to the gate. The terrain is rocky with loose golf ball +/- sized rocks all the way down. The beginning of the trail is a semi-steep downhill decent to the water. This is about halfway back (.5 ish miles). We turned around here and went back up the hill and for amateur hikers like us, it was enough to get back up the original hill and feel good about the hike. We were probably moving a total of an hour and 15 to an hour and a half. Beautiful scenery and pretty well maintained with lots of small tributary trails near the water line to explore. Dog friendly if they are sure-footed.

Nice and easy, good with kids and dogs

Great trail and a beautiful day to walk.

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muddy
7 days ago

Loved the trail for an easy afternoon hike. We had our two dogs with us so I loved that there were some areas that they could be off-leash since that’s what they’re used to. We went on a Saturday with perfect weather so the trails were pretty busy with bikers which was probably the only slightly annoying thing we experienced.

Appreciate the trail marks, that’s not common for austin. A bit of a rocky trail, but nice and shaded, not busy, easy street parking.

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rocky
7 days ago

Eh. The stairs are a challenge, but the views/scenery are not great

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8 days ago

Pretty, but lots of road noise. Part of the trail is on a road where construction of a water tank is right there. Slippery rocks this morning after rainfall yesterday. The signage is confusing, the trail entrance isn’t the big wide path with lots of signs, you find a narrow opening in the gate near the entrance road.

A beautiful trail that’s a bit rocky at first. I arrived around 8am on a Sat and only 2 cars were parked in the lot. When I left around 9am, the lot was very full. Definitely come early if you want quiet on the trail. Overall I enjoyed my hike!

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muddy
11 days ago

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11 days ago

Great hike! Stay right at the very first fork

hiking
12 days ago

Nice trail that doesn’t appear to be heavily used. We only saw two other people on the trail. It’s easy to follow but the markings aren’t good. We could have made our hike a loop instead of two in and outs but there are no signs at the top. It was still pleasant through a wooded area.

Very scenic hike. Not rocky like most trails in the area

I've been walking this particular trail for years and every time I finish my hike, I come out refreshed. The soothing calmness of this trail is a great change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Austin itself, and I couldn't recommend it enough. Besides, you'll run into nothing but nice people along the way. 6/5 stars.

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rocky
13 days ago

It's a good hike but it definitely isn't what I would label as hard or difficult. it will raise your heart rate and get you breathing in some steep spots. My cardio is not great right now so coming from CO maybe it's the altitude difference but it's great scenery and kills about 1hr 10m starting from the bottom side

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rocky
14 days ago

Trail was a bit rocky at the beginning, but leveled out. No water, but could see where it would be very pretty after a good rain. Trail markers were green arrows on pavers. Since the pavers are not secured to the ground, they can be easily repositioned by young children having some fun. The rock benches were a nice place to rest.

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rocky
14 days ago

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14 days ago

The best trail in Austin to take your dog! Dogs are allowed off-leash. The trail is tagged as a mountain bike trail but bikes are not allowed on this trail.

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14 days ago

We loved this beautiful hike with our two labs off leash! All the dogs we came across were super friendly. Nicely shaded.

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private property
14 days ago

November 4, 2019: this loop does not exist yet in this new park that is still being developed by the City of Austin, so AllTrails is in error. There is no park entrance at all from the west, off Bluff Springs Rd, as shown on this map. There is no public right of way between the fence-to-fence private properties on Bluff Springs Rd, so the city has yet to secure a property right of way from the owners. I wasn't able to find the trail's currently expected completion date in the city's online plans, but I believe completion is at least six months away.

Went with joy and Tara

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15 days ago

Great hike, pet friendly.

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