Great place to hike with the dogs!

jmm482 has not uploaded any photos with this log entry.
User: jmm482 - 4/19/2008

Location: Turkey Creek Trail

Rating: 4stars
Difficulty: 3stars  Solitude: 2stars
Miles Hiked: 2.50 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 10 minutes


This is a gem of a little hike and allows an excellent glimpse of the attributes driving conservation efforts within Austin and the Hill Country.  My dog absolutely loves the numerous creek crossings and meeting all the other dogs and people along the way.  Most folks were out with their dogs and there was one group seeking a glimpse at the all elusive warbler.  I was able to hear at least 7 golden-cheeked warblers while hiking around the loop and near the parking area.  Only a couple were using the primary call (call I), with the majority using the secodary (call II), and call III every once and awhile.  Between mile markers 0.5 to 1.5, there was a warbler near each of the quarter-mile markers, typically on the opposite hillslope as the previous one.  The trail is well defined and lined with limestone rocks.  It's encouraged to stay on the trail and respect the habitat of rare and endangered species found in this area.   

Area around Turkey Creek Trail
Recommended Item
Recommended Item Lonely Planet Pocket Austin
Amy C Balfour
Your price: $13.24 Buy Now
Lonely Planet Pocket Austin is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Jump into the icy waters of Barton Springs Pool for instant relief when the heat gets too much, catch a local band at the Continental Club or one of the hundreds of live-music venues around town, or watch the nightly exodus of America's largest urban bat colony during summer, under the Congress Avenue Bridge; at all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Austin and begin your journey now!