Looking for a great trail near Austin, Texas? AllTrails has 100 great hiking trails, trail 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 St Edwards Park or Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 61 easy trails in Austin ranging from 0.6 to 10.4 miles and from 436 to 1,000 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

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walking
6 hours ago

Barely a “hike” nice views though.

Loved it. Worth the walk. Lots of dogs of leashes though and poop in lots of the beginning of the trail. Once you get past that smell you are too.

hiking
off trail
rocky
1 day ago

This is a workout! Lots of stairs on the second half of the trail. You can avoid fees by going on weekdays. I went on a Wednesday at 7:45 and it was not too crowded. Took me 2 hrs 15 mins

This trail is intense! 6 miles long by my fitbit if you just go down the main trail and back. There is also a spur that would probably add almost another mile if you take it. Be prepared for stairs. My watch said I climbed 112 flights of stairs when I went out and I felt like it too. My mistake was not bringing enough water. Take extra because you will need every drop after the intense stairs. Trail is well maintained and the small waterfalls are a nice place to rest. Overall fantastic and I look forward to going back!

Nice distance. Pretty narrow at times and you have to watch out for a 2 big spiders and their webs. Mostly shady, good for a quick hike with the dog. You find the trailhead if you walk across the top of the falls. Also a parking lot at the back side of the trail.

Great trail. Definitely listen to the rating on this one. For context, I’m a beginner and just wanted to see how far I could get and there are a lot of stairs ... a lot!!!! Still a lot of great shade throughout the entire trail and absolutely beautiful. A great way to see the hill country if you’re visiting and looking for a trail.

For the most part the river was dry.. but there were some great areas where you could find some small ponds/watering poles that you could get in to.. great hike..

Beautiful hike, lot s of water and falls in the spring. Can be challenging in the summer due to heat.

hiking
7 days ago

Dog friendly, off leash trail. Not well marked trails but dog love it and usually there's water.

hiking
7 days ago

This one wasn't my fave.

Great trail! A lot of uphill, really worked my butt out. Saw a deer cross the trail. Make sure to donate.

Easy hike/scramble with great views.

This is a very strenuous hike. You don't need to be in great shape, but you do need to at least be in average shape. From the Panther trailhead to the Canyon Trail trailhead is 2.8 miles. According to the signage, a person of average fitness should plan for at least 3 hours round trip. The trail is very well maintained with good signage. Per the signage, it has 2,736 steps one way with 1,700 feet in elevation change. It is very rocky with a number of tree roots. About 1/3 of the people we saw on the trail were using walking poles. There is a lot of shade on the trail, but I would still recommend going as early as possible to beat the heat and humidity. There are a number of creek crossings. Being early August the creek was pretty much dry. But when it's rainy and there's water in the creek, I would imagine it gets pretty wet and muddy. This is a beatiful hike but it is most definitely a workout!

hiking
no shade
over grown
9 days ago

It’s not bad. Bring bug spray. It’s okay if you just need a place to take your dog for a walk

Trail is paved the entire way. More of a walk than a hike.

I really enjoyed this trail. Don’t let the reviews about the sewer line discourage you from checking out this trail. The sewer line is only for a short section at the beginning of the trail if you start at the Trailhead Park entrance. The first bit of the trail is paved and I wasn’t sure it was going to be what I was looking for. But when the paving ends, the real trail begins. It’s mostly covered by trees which made it bearable in the heat.

This was my first time here and it really should be marked at easy. You need to watch your footing with some rocks (on dry days) and wear long pants if you don't enjoy plants brushing up on your legs. There's only two parking spots that at are at the "head" of the trail - it's next to the fenced off electrical units and the tree/rocks. There is also another "trail head" where you walk up the street and make a sharp right where two plastic poles are. It's not way overgrown, but it could use a little matinence. I'll be back, just with pants, because I got annoyed with the amount of webs and plants I needed to brush away - I know, I know. Tip: GREAT for Trail-running, once you're in the middle of the trail.

hiking
11 days ago

Many options. 3, 5, 7 and 10 mile loops.

Dry right now

hiking
12 days ago

Solid trail. Good steps. Must have strong knees. Steep fees.

hiking
rocky
12 days ago

First time on the trail and the app. great directions, distances are accurate per the signage. Nice fossils, good greenery, great trail markings, well maintained, quiet neighborhood. Stream crossings have good rocks and bridges

I would have given it 4 stars except for the period sewer smell along the trail as others have mentioned. I also would rate this as easy given that it had little elevation gain. Where I live a moderate trail has at least 1000ft in elevation gain. A hard trail double that. It surprises me that for the landscape the Austin area offers and the culture of its inhabitants that there aren’t better trails to hike in the area???

hiking
muddy
over grown
12 days ago

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