Walnut Creek Trails

4.41 out of 5
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↑ 1,500 ft
↓ 1,400 ft
elevation (ft)

Trail Description
About this trail
Be careful after rains the trail gets slick. Lots of cover by trees and plenty of fun jumps. Watch out for runners and dogs.

Added by harryt: The trails in Walnut Creek park seem to be designed for you to create your own workout. I haven't mapped the entire crisscrossed system I imagine there is 15 miles of of sweet singletrack with some doubletrack and one jeep road.

There is little sustained elevation gain, but when trying to create a challenging work out I've gained over 2400 ft. Trailhead for the main system of trails is near the pool parking lot. Cross the creek for more challenging sections. Especially explore the southeast for a series of trails up and down the same ridge. Don't miss two isolated sections of trail near the park entrance from Lamar Blvd. both to the right and left. The trail to the right as you enter the park has several BMX style jumps (wear a helmet!).

I hope you have fun on this gem tucked into Northwest Austin!

Update 7/26/2014: Log Loop is going to be closed for a while, (month or so) while they construct some bridges as part of the park renovation. You can still hit Log Loop if you go opposite direction from normal blue path via Retention Dam.
added by epoderomGramcounter
Trail Features
Trail features
  • Lift Service
  • Drinking Water
  •   Night Riding
  • Pump Track
  • Restrooms
  • Winter Fat Biking
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Trail Q&A
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Q: Are helmets required to ride here? -Jeff Barber

A: No, they are not required. But your a donut if you dont wear one when you ride.

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Reviews (29)

Granny Gear

February 28, 2019
goshea Granny Gear  
Review: Wow! I have been riding in TX for just about 9 months, primarily around Lake Georgetown and Dana Peak Park. So happy to find this flowing gem tucked into a park that's only 3 miles from my office. As the initial description reads, this is a Choose-your-own adventure style park with multiple trails intersecting in many places and offering lots of options. I've only ridden it three times so far, but that was in the last three days. ;) BMX loop was my new find yesterday and very fun. I look forward to exploring more on the south side of the creek. Some tight spots, so don't hook your bar-ends and don't worry about getting lost, as there is decent trail signage to steer you back to the P lot. Also, watch out for small children and off leash dogs, both of which are permitted and can be encountered. And wear your helmet, you chuckleheads!

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Bunny Hop

October 24, 2018
Review: The Powerline downhill section is my favorite. There truly is something for everyone at this trail. Lots of trails mostly under trees. There is a BMX jump area by the East entrance of the trail.


March 2, 2018
Avid_MTB Gramcounter  
Review: Was not too muddy, and not too busy.

Granny Gear

February 12, 2018
Review: Good single track.


August 2, 2017
Review: Endo valley trail is getting pretty rough after the rain. watch out when you are going down on the right side.


March 1, 2017
Review: I got to the park 9 am on weekend to avoid the crowd. I love BMX loop so much fun. no hiker in this trail. It is hidden gem for sure. about 1.5 miles and you can redo it as many time you like.This is my second day doing MTB and I was be able to ride slowly through the trail. love it. Around 10am we heading to the main walnut trail. We have to watch out the hiker and rider. the deeper trail you in the better off because there is less hiker.


April 13, 2016
zj123 Gramcounter  
Review: Great trails in northern Austin! Trails get busy with hikers and dog walkers after 5pm so watch out!

Similar Trail: Cameron Park - Waco, TX

Granny Gear

February 12, 2015
finoa Granny Gear  
Review: Rollercoaster of a trail. Lots of variety for beginners, intermediate, and expert riders. Easy to get lost but never any worries. Even in summer, if you go in the morning, you get a ton of shade so not too hot. If there's rain recently, streams make crossing fun.


December 22, 2014
Review: Such a great park. So many trails to ride. I can't get to riding them all because I love to ride my favorite trails over and over again.


October 29, 2014
Review: It's an ok city loop, better on a cross bike than a mtb....HEAVILY USED

Walnut Creek Trails MTB Trail 4.41 out of 5 based on 29 ratings. 29 user reviews.
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