Getting there: From central Austin head north on Highway 183. Take the Braker Lane exit and go through Breaker. The next street is Balcones Woods Drive, turn left on this road which should turn into Floral Park Drive when it crosses 183. Drive passed Jollyville Road and look for the trailhead after several large blocks on the
right side of the road. There is no parking area, so try to find a safe place to park
along the street.
This is our second time on this trail. We've really enjoyed it both times.
There are quite a few creek crossings and the water was high enough that our corgi got his paws and undercarriage pretty wet. It was still very easy for us to stay out ot the water though.
We started at the playscape and hiked to the end of all the branches of the trail, which is really well marked, to get in a 3 mile hike.
The trail is very scenic at times with rock cliffs and tiny waterfalls in a few places. There were a lot of people at the playscape area and a few hikers on the trail, but overall it's pretty quiet out there in the middle of the suburbs.
Really liked this hike. Even though you're near houses most of the time, it never really feels like it. Not too difficult, but not too easy either.
i love this trail,
This is a good escape for an in-city trail. Lots of off leash dogs, not too many people for a nice weekend day. We will come back and do some more as we missed part of the trail.
This hike is easy to park (on the road but easy), lots of water crossings, waterfalls, small cliffs, lots of trees, and even though the houses are very close, they arent quite so visible as they are in Balcones Park. Best hike I've found in the NW 183 area yet!
It had just the right amount of scenic stop spots, creeks, cliffs, bridges and rock. Lots of variety. Loved it!