Brushy Creek East Trail

Trail
3.75 Miles
N/A
N/A
3stars (3.00)4
1star (1.00)
2stars (2.13)
N/A
Yes
Yes
N/A
Round Rock
Williamson
Photos
Flowering plums(?)
Spring-blooming trees doing their thing (Photo by plectrudis)
Creek
More of the creek (Photo by plectrudis)
Tradescantia
Tradescantia were in bloom in the Freeman Park area (Photo by plectrudis)
Trail follows a creek
Brushy Creek is picturesque in spots and has some nice big trees (Photo by plectrudis)
Log Entries
Mostly Paved Surface, Partial Shade, Follows Creek
By plectrudis on 3/27/2021
Rating: 2point5stars Difficulty: 1point5stars Solitude: 3stars
Distance: 6.60 Miles Duration: N/A

I walked the Joe B Freeman Park to the Play For All Park and back, which was a little over 6 miles.  The trail has several different moods--the Freeman Park area is a shady tunnel through the woods, then there is a stretch that goes through and behind a subdivision, then you follow a busy road over a big bridge and cross over to reach another more natural area that connects to the Play For All Park.  The two woodsy sections were pleasant, but the subdivision and road are a bit more exposed than I would ideally like. The whole trail is paved, which isn't really my cup of tea (hard on the feet and joints), but is probably good for accessibility purposes.  There were a fair few cyclists on the trail as well.  The creek is a pleasant touch.

By ValEpiscopo on 1/11/2014
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 1point5stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour

Walked from the end of the trail on Collingwood Drive to Forest Bluff Trail and back.  Another time, I'd go the oposite direction, for parking.  The trail is all ashfault; wide and flat, with a nice setting among trees.  1.5 miles from one end to the other.  Nice secluded feel, even though you can hear the cars on route 79.  Met several friendly people out walking their dogs or jogging.  There are several nice picnic tables with small cooking grills along the riverside, and a playground for kids near the Forest Bluff entrance.

By Mariposa Chiflada on 1/1/2011
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Better than average for RR
By texaskdog on 4/26/2010
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour

Nice for a Round Rock trail.  Not connected up to full length yet but what is there is nice and wooded.

Recommended Item
Recommended Item Lone Star Travel Guide to the Texas Hill Country
Richard Zelade
List Price: $18.95 Your price: $17.61 Buy Now
This book brings the remarkable Hill Country of Texas home to the back roads traveler. Whether it’s wildflowers you’re drawn to, or dude ranches, natural areas, historic sites, or quaint Texas towns redolent of history, this is your passport to an experience like no other. Backroads of the Texas Hill Country introduces travelers and armchair tourists alike to the emerging wine country of the Lone Star State, the meticulously preserved culture of East European immigrants, the “cowboy capital of the world” (Bandera), and the childhood home of LBJ at Johnson City. Follow this irresistible guide into the Hill Country, and find yourself deep in the heart of Texas.