Explore the most popular kid friendly 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.

Good hike with kids. Some parts rocky and steep but kids handled it well. Lots of different paths to take and great spots for kids to play in the water. Recommend getting there early. Parking fills up.

Nice easy hike with good views of the lower and upper waterfalls. Go early to avoid the crowds of people swimming. The paved Onion Creek loop adds some miles but is more like a leisurely walk instead of hiking. Nice wildflowers along the loop.

backpacking
8 days ago

Fantastic trail. Great for a long backpacking training hike.

Ok route, very well marked and traveled.

Great hike trail went on Mother’s Day

This information is wrong dogs are not allowed on this trail.

Love to hike on weekends and on climb some bluffs here. It has some pretty nice views and fun sights! Bring bug spray, camera, and sun screen. There are also lots of animals out there!

Nice very scenic. Lots of shade. MTB trails everywhere.

Beautiful scenes along lake
Many joggers and cyclists
Worth the time and effort

Nice park for the family and dogs!

this was an amazing hidden gem, in austin, really beautiful views and trees, really shaded. My girls loved it to.

fun trail for the family, well marked and cool sights

Decent spot to swim but the red trail runs right next to a road the entire time. Not the best hike

Loved the trails and views were absolutely spectacular. Best of all it was quiet and not a lot of foot traffic.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. It's pretty crowed unless you go really early.

1 month ago

Great trail, not very technical for hiking but dog and family friendly. Lots of side trails to explore and wander. Watch for mountain bikers coming around corners but everyone courteous.

This is a private property and trail not open to public

hiking
1 month ago

Great urban hike! Can be modified to be up to 10ish miles.

Mild hike, rocky at parts, had to cross in the creek twice. Hill of life was a great end to the trail! Mostly shaded woods, so bring bug spray. Still Texas, so bring sunscreen too!

Technical trail, lots of rocks, roots and stairs on stairs on stairs! Beautiful. The river was dry so no waterfall but still gorgeous.
plenty of people on the trail during the week. I felt safe running alone.
Bring water!
There is no turn around point for the shorter trail. The trail is well marked with signs every .25 miles

hiking
1 month ago

This is an easy trail with some very pretty water features and creek access. There are great offshoots that make it a little more exciting!

Great View , loved the hike.

Lots of great options- I just let my dog lead the way and took several side trails. Lots of flat trails that are easy and lots of opportunity to get to the creek.

Easy route, beautiful view of creek the whole time, and water is low enough to step across

It was easy and relaxing.

Fun mountain biking trail.

Nice trail.

But since it was a holiday weekend, it was pretty busy.

Two things:

What’s the point of picking up after your dog with a baggie if you’re just going to leave it on the trail?

If you’re looking for solitude, be ready for people sitting on the rocks by the falls with music playing from a speaker.

Other than that, great trail and a fun day.

Great running trail.

Easy elementary kid and up hike. A climb to the top at the beginning. Some drop offs so people who are afraid of heights may not like parts.

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