This trail starts at 6701 Lakewood Dr in West Austin. The parking lot is across the creek from the trail so be prepared to cross it! It is typically only ankle deep. This route has one of the steepest (only about 100 meters long) climbs in Austin and most people have to walk or scramble up. Once to the top of the hill you take a left and that takes you out on the rest of the trail system. This is completely single track and parts are windy. This trail follows along 360 highway and offers many scenic overlooks of the Hill Country. This course is not marked by the city though so join us for a guided run! This route is challenging based on the rocky and steep climbs.
Up to 11 miles on intermediate loop. Most intersections offer arrows on the fastest route back to the parking lot so if you are looking to get lost for a bit you can and not be worried about finding your way back home.
Perfect for beginners, but still enjoyable for experienced trail runners.
Large parking lot, bathrooms or port-a-john, swimming pool during the summer.
This is a very popular trail in Austin because of its central/north central location and moderate difficulty. Many mountain bikers and trail runners both use this trail system. This is a perfect option for someone looking to test out trail running as the trails are fairly flat and not nearly as rocky as Austin's western trails such as the Barton Creek Greenbelt. You will have sections with lots of roots though, so beware! Also, keep in mind that these trails probably should be avoided during rain. The mud cakes up nicely on your shoes and is not fun to run on.
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