Explore the most popular wildlife 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.

i thought this was a beautiful easy hike. unfortunately i thought it ended at the barrier that says Trail ends here. found out on my way back that you're supposed to keep going past that to get to the lighthouse. i still enjoyed the beauty but wish it was posted better. beautiful sunny day in Januray, 60 degrees, perfect

Run this trail a lot. It's closed to traffic in the morning starting at 0630 so it's a good place to run. The hills are intense and it will give you an intense workout.

An incredible hike! Hiked to the top on 1/15 and it was perfect visibility (we got lucky). All ice and snow had melted and it was even comfortable at the summit. With the government shut down, we parked right outside of the gate, and easily hiked the extra .9 miles in. Round trip it was 6 hours, even with a solid 30 minutes at the top. Definitely worth whatever drive you need to make to get here!

Very good for hiking, but not for biking. Spent half the time walking or carrying my bike over the rocks. Also very muddy

Turkey creek is always a go to for me, especially my dog! There are a few downed trees in the path now, and quite a bit of slippery spots if wet.. but other than that it's a nice trail. My favorite time to go is after it rains, it makes the experience a little more interesting with the higher water level in the creek. Definitely prepare to get your feet wet, and meet quite a few dogs along the way!
There are no bathrooms, or water fountains! so be sure to bring lots of water and prepare ahead of time.

Great, easy hike, some spots were moderate as in having to go up a short/steep incline. Also it has rained recently and I had to jump a bit of water on the trails. No biggie. It’s very clear that on dry days this would have been an even easier hike. I was just impatient and wanted the challenge.
Would absolutely go back.
One concern is, the trails are not clearly marked. They are there and there is a map but when you’re on them and need to make a move to another trail it’s not clear where you are.

Great views, especially if you go past the balanced rock and scramble up the other side. Super easy.

We hiked the entire trail system on 1/13/19 as part of training for a rim to rim Grand Canyon hike in April. We loved the trail as a whole. We were very happy to have some decent hill training so close to Dallas. It’s a little confusing combining all of the zig zaggy shorter loops but for the most part, we loved the experience. It was a perfect 37 degrees when we started. We only encountered a handful of hikers throughout the trail.

We will be back and combine some of the shorter trails for increased mileage.

Amazing views, the juice is definitely worth the squeeze! This was a game changer for me, my brothers and I completed it in 7 hours

Hard but so wort it!

Nice walk the river is beautiful.

Great trail to see wildlife. My son and I went here in the fall and saw quite a few deer.

As always I love this trail!

Sunday brisk walk and the start of a fresh new year. Super easy trail. No need for hiking boots, running shoes are better for this trail. There are a lot of bikers on this trail. So be prepared to move “on you left”.

This is my favorite trail in Austin. The recent rains have the water up, there are a few downed trees across the trail, and it is pretty muddy in some areas, but it doesn’t make it any less great. Just be prepared to get your feet wet.

backpacking
3 days ago

Had a blast! Took the fiance out on our first backpacking trip. I'm not sure that the mileage on the trail is correct. If I had to guess it starts at Cedar Bayou, when reading route names and distance, which adds some length. The route from Juniper Point is a lot of vertical incline/decline, but the route is pretty level from there. Loved it, but we struggled a bit. We found several camping sites along the lake shore, and stopped a bit short of the loop. We had a great time camping on a small peninsula about halfway.

Really like this trail. Pretty lake views and cool rock formations.

We went out for a walk and they were closed.

I love this trail. It offers beautiful views with the multiple streams that run along the walkway. Easy enough for a simple stroll, and long enough for a great run. I have a blind dog who has trouble getting comfortable with walking outside, and he had no issues navigating the trail (with a leash, of course). My mother, who trains for half marathons runs here every weekend and loves it as well. Only problem is people leaving dog waste bags along the way, please practice Leave No Trace principles!

Great and off leash dog friendly

Very nice trails

Nice trail, but there are spots that will hold water for a few days after a rain. They aren't too hard to get around.

Do not do this loop unless you want to walk or in my case run through endless miles of mud and water from ankle to waist deep! Pretty area but not good for running or hiking or mountain biking.

My daughter, 4 year old grandson and I walked this trail after a rain so there were plenty of puddles and mud. However, we managed to go around most muddy spots without issue. I needed a true nature trail that wasn’t paved and this filled the bill! It’s a mostly easy trail with a few ups and downs and some bumpy rooty areas.

Very pretty, nice trail, although VERY crowded.

Our daughter came with us this time and we didn’t make the full trail but still had a blast. A little muddy after the recent rains but still enjoyable.

I enjoyed it. Did 8 miles. Some of it was just plain boring.

This is not a hiking trail, it’s a road and equestrian trail hence the horse manure. There’s no tranquility or trail guidance. Not intended for hiking or running.

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