Explore the most popular Forest 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.

walking
muddy
7 days ago

getting started as the rain started it became a little muddy

hiking
8 days ago

One of the easier trails I've ever done and I'm not in shape right now. It's not a walk in the park but I really don't see how this is hard, unless you are running or you are injured. The trail itself is a great experience. We didn't find a great overlook over the city or anything, it was overcast anyway, but the creek is lovely and makes for a number of photo opportunities. It took us 4 hours including lunch and frequent breaks on a slow pace.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

It was cute .5 mile loop. I walked around four-five times around to equal 3.0 miles and being dogs watching since I don’t have dogs. This is a good place off leash for dogs to play and swim. I’ll come back again with friends and their dogs. LOL!

hiking
8 days ago

Just me, my dog, my music and Mother Nature. I came early. Not heavily populated. Not much elevation. Great trail for my dog and I to indulge.

I like this trail. It was my first time here. Half rocky and half flat. I like rocky part to make it challenge and ofc there should be water there but it has not been rain much lately. Would love to go back again when water fill up!

hiking
blowdown
11 days ago

Great workout!

Nice calm trail with a little bit of up/down. Hiked this and the rest of the trails in the park. Totalled about 3 miles or so. Scenery is okay and I enjoyed finding a trail which didn't allow dogs.

Walked this along with the other trails in the park. Not overly crowded on a weekday afternoon. Security guard guy was pretty friendly. There's a little bit of up/down, but the trail is pretty mild overall.

Hiked this along with the other trails in the Park. Waterfall was pretty low on water, so not terribly impressive. It's nice to find a trail around here free of dog waste.

hiking
13 days ago

Nice little walk along a mild set of trails. Check out the visitor center if it's open

hiking
13 days ago

The trail is alright, not really anything that scenic. This is a designated off-leash dog area, so expect to see lots of dogs off-leash. Saw a lady with 11 dogs, all off-leash. She also had no baggies to pick up after the dogs. Hmm... Lots of people who use this trail are incapable of picking up their dog's crap. There's also lots of people who will bag the crap then leave it sitting by the side of the trail. Stretches of this trail are permeated by the smell of dog feces. Saw a bag of dog crap someone left about 50 feet from the trash can. Also saw a pile of dog crap at the informational sign, within 20 feet of the doggy pickup bag dispenser and the trash can. So, if you like mediocre scenery as well as the smell and sight of dog poop, this is the trail for you!

mountain biking
blowdown
13 days ago

Couldn't find the entrance as it is posted on the map so as a previous reviewer mentioned we parked at the Highland visitors center and walked to the trailhead. With all the construction towards the end you can't find the trail, just paved streets, it really detracted from the hike.

hiking
muddy
off trail
rocky
14 days ago

Started at 290 and turned around at the bridge. Nice trail, pretty busy with bikes and hikers. Traffic noise so you don’t feel away from it all. Good bit of trees and it is well marked.

hiking
rocky
14 days ago

Great little trail. Rocky at first, but then it evens out. Nice and shady!

hiking
rocky
14 days ago

Great trail to hike with your dog off-leash. Weekends are busiest, but everyone is friendly as well as the dogs. Go during the week if you like less foot traffic. It’s easy to get lost so make sure to follow the signs!

hiking
rocky
15 days ago

A good mix of things to do. Plenty of places to turn around. A couple of low water crossings.

hiking
15 days ago

No scenic sights but a great hike to get your heart pumping!

hiking
15 days ago

Beautiful views but crowded and short, but it was beautiful!

Perfect hike for a random sunny day in February! A little rocky, but overall very doable and very pretty. Just watch out for bikes!

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