Walnut Creek Trails

Austin, Texas

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3 Reviews
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This place is marvelous. Fine, tight single-track, with creek crossings and jumps, that swoops up and down and around and through Walnut Creek. You have to either know your way around or be led by someone who knows their way, because the back side of the park is a web of fine single-track. Or just get brave and go ride. You can only get so lost—the property’s not so big, but it is packed with trail after trail after trail. There are two or three short loops near the road and the park entrance that are fairly flat (I only found two of them), with no monster climbs. These have lots of tight curves, whoop-de-dos, and quick assaults on short hills.

Walnut Creek Trails Professional Review and Guide

"This place is marvelous. Fine, tight single-track, with creek crossings and jumps, that swoops up and down and around and through Walnut Creek. You have to either know your way around or be led by someone who knows their way, because the back side of the park is a web of fine single-track. Or just get brave and go ride.

You can only get so lost—the property’s not so big, but it is packed with trail after trail after trail. There are two or three short loops near the road and the park entrance that are fairly flat (I only found two of them), with no monster climbs. These have lots of tight curves, whoop-de-dos, and quick assaults on short hills."

Activity Type: Mountain Biking
Nearby City: Austin
Distance: 10
Elevation Gain: 80 feet
Trail Type: Several options
Technical Difficulty: Easy
Physical Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Season: Year-round, except after rain
Local Contacts: Austin Parks and Recreation
Driving Directions: Directions to Walnut Creek Trails

Recent Trail Reviews

11/16/2008
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This is one of the funnest trails in Texas. There's not a lot of elevation gain, but there's enough to make it fun and interesting. There's a section with flat twisty single track on hard pack with other sections weaving up and down across the side of a hill through the woods. There's a drop into a creek crossing, burmed tight curves, a BMX section with small table-top jumps. It's just a fun ride. One of the best urban MTB trails in Texas.


1/11/2003
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Great trail for being in the city of Austin! I currently work 5 miles away and I enjoy riding during the week days. Good place for beginners like myself. Awsome single tracks and creek crossings. Just about every Thursday nights you will find a night rides. Anyone who comes to Austin with their Mountain bike must ride Walnut Creek!


8/1/2002
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Awesome! This area is loaded with an extensive network (~12 miles) of trails that criss-cross Walnut Creek. The creek crossings range from easy (gradual transitions) to difficult (big drop offs, roots, narrow paths). Many of the trails wind through the woods, then open up for a hundred yards or more out of the trees. There are several technical areas, especially for climbs with loose rock, tree roots, and tight switchbacks. The late afternoons are crowded -- early morning is best if you want solitude. For intermediate/advanced riders who want to sample a big variety of challenges, this is one of the best locations in and around Austin. This system of trails is maintained in part by the Austin RidgeRiders Mountain Bike Club. If you are in town, this is one stop to make for some excellent riding. There is a city run pool next door (with showers) for a nice cool down after some good single track work!



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