Explore the most popular trail running trails in Texas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

10 hours ago

Rocky trail with tons of elevation changes. I looped Fossil Ridge to Coyote Run to Spillway Trail. 4.9 miles

Good hike. We got there pretty late and didn’t bring a flashlight with us so it was difficult to find a way back because it was super dark. However the trail is marked pretty well and it is a good trail.

This was a great trail but got hard to navigate midway through. The first several miles were paved, then going under the overpass, the path was lost and difficult to navigate. In addition to no clearly marked trail, there was a lot of debris removal involving tractors and lumber moving trucks which made us need to deviate from the trail. Then, laid out path from the app was blocked by equipment, so we needed to walk in the irrigation tunnel or go half a mile out of the way to cross the overpass. We decided to go through the irrigation tunnel because today was a sunny day without a cloud in the sky to worry about flash floods. Maybe if I try again in a couple of months, the construction equipment along the Greenbelt will be gone and the trail will be clear.

Second time doing this trail this time early morning to get to the top to watch the sunrise. It’s a tough hike and definitely some challenging spots. Sections that are steep and have loose rocks.

19 hours ago

There is a good bit of natural debris on the trail around the lake. I assume it’s from hurricane Harvey and flooding. Tons of bugs- like swarms and swarms of small flying bugs. $5 entry fee for adults (kids under 12 free) to get to the trailhead.

Perfect hike to start our time in Big Bend with. Upon reaching the end we went barefoot and walked up the river until we reached the first bend in the canyon. That probably added another mile to our hike. River was shallow (no deeper than 3 feet) and slow but did become rocky the further we pushed. Definitely be aware of weather conditions and be careful wading if you choose to go barefoot. Views in the river and around the bend are awesome, and really made the trail worthwhile!

Very nice hike, a little rough but very good to do.

Easy trails and very clean. You can walk on the paved road or go off road. Biking, hiking, fishing, and even disc golf!

It’s a tough one. We did it last Saturday and took us 3 hours to bottom and then back up. 5 miles of hiking. Great leg workout!

21 hours ago

Nice trails. Color coded w/ a nice mixture of easy and difficult trails. Excellent views.

Ragnar Relay Race is here every year. The loops and amenities are amazing. Wish I could hit these at other times, but it is mountain biking only the rest of the year.

Very nice trails for running. Mixture of paved and unpaved, with good inclines and technical footing. No dogs kinda sucks and if there is any rain at all, they shut down everything except the main trails.

This was my first time to go hiking and I loved it! My new favorite thing!!

Parts of this trail are spectacular with the trail running along cliffs or straddling the tall hills. There are a couple of places where you have to scramble up rocks, but it wasn’t too difficult. I’d love to come back and do this trail again. The best part is I didn’t see a single soul on the trail so there is great solitude if that is what you crave.

I live right next to the park so I go there almost everyday to walk my dogs or just to go to get my nature fix. I love this little piece of paradise. Great trails, beautiful creek. My dogs love it too. They can swim in the creek and run around in the woods. There’s abundant wildlife and spring flowers everywhere. Also a good birding area and It’s terrific for bluebonnet photos!

I’m not actually rating the trail itself—I wasn’t able
to get to it. Every road we could find to it (In Apple Maps AND Google Maps) was blocked by gates.

Open, well-marked, right in Austin.

1 day ago

Nice trail. Lake on one side. Occasional houses on the other. Nice easy going. Wouldn’t do if it rained; it looks like it gets pretty mucky. Not many people on trail with us.

3-16-18 Center and Refuge is open, only the West Riverbottom trail is closed. It is a nice place to hike, close to the city. It's Texas scenery so, nothing fabulous. Couldn't find any prairie dogs, but the bison are easily viewed.

Mostly paved trail with limited shade

My son 17 and I 45 enjoyed the change in terrain and clear markings along the way. It felt like we were traveling through different areas in one hike. We got a late start so we only made it through 12 of the 14 miles, I was pretty sore the next day with the changes in elevation on this hike.

Went with my husband. First thing we noticed was all the broken glass everywhere. It was ridiculous. Then the garbage all over, and I usually stop and pick the trash up but there was too much on this trail. There was 1 trash can that we came across along the trail. It’s unmarked as well. We passed 2 groups of people who were trying to get down to the water. We lived in CO for 7 years and hiked numerous trails within the springs and have never seen as much garbage and broken glass. We call it Hep C falls now. It was disappointing. My husband and I agreed, if the city took any time at all clearing some of the paths, marking some trails, and cleaning up this place it could be great.

Short and scenic. Not stroller friendly but suitable for small kids.

Beautiful views. Nice trail length lots of climbing! Super fun

Short enough to hike on my lunch break. Would be much better if a second trail to make it a loop was added through the eastern portion, but that would take a lot of work. The trailhead was kinda hidden from the nearest parking lot and there was broken glass on the trail. Since this trail is right in the middle of the city that can be expected.

We started at Upper Canyon Trail then hiked to Haynes and came out at Lower Canyon trail and walked back to our car at the South Prong camping Area. Started the video a bit late but it took about 2.25 hours. After an easy and beautiful walk you will have a climb, its a bit rough but that was the only challenging section aside from duration. We didn’t detour to the cavern because we were afraid it would get dark on us. But its only a .20 hike off trail. Weather was perfect. We packed only 2qt and it sustained my daughter and I pretty well. Our overall hike was about 5 miles. View is spectacular and the trail is very well marked!

This was a great trail for our family. It is moderate level, but really nothing to difficult until the final ascent to the lighthouse itself. The trail and scenery continuously change, so it does not get repetitive or boring. Definitely bring lots of fluids and snacks for everyone.

Love it! My dog loves the trails.

This was my first trail to do by myself with just my dog. I started at Neches and camped at Walnut Creek, then trekked back. Super easy to follow and absolutely beautiful. I went during spring break so I came across quite a few people. Caching water was easy once I found the trail crossing. One big bridge is out so be ready for that. All of the others were sturdy. Definitely hiking this one again but bringing people so I can hike on thru!

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