Explore the most popular Wildlife 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.

One of my favorite spots in Austin since it’s easy to access and has nice views. It can be busy at times but the further away from the main entrance, the quieter. It’s nice when there is water in the creek bed but it’s been dry lately. Lovely trail that I always recommend to out of towners.

Great trail but they’re changing $10 now.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 day ago

They added arrows along the trail to help you figure out where to go- it’s a very beautiful trail and easy to follow either way!

on Walnut Creek Metro Loop

hiking
3 days ago

This was a fun trail. It went along the river for a beautiful hike. There were so many different trails I felt a bit lost at times. So many trails.

hiking
3 days ago

It's been a rainy stretch of days which made fording the creek pretty dangerous. OK trail otherwise.

hiking
rocky
4 days ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
7 days ago

I thought this location was great for kids except for it was a little slippery after the rain there's a nice park at the entrance of the trail not crowded.

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

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.

Great workout!

Spent a little over an hour and hiked all the little trails here. nice to find a place where dogs are not allowed and there isn't dog feces littered all along the trail. Water was pretty low in the waterfall.

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

Hiked this bit as part of the longer 10 mile loop

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!

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