We had a great mile and a half hike through quite a canyon for being in the city. 136.01 m Down. Hard rocks and water crossings make this trail diverse from just dirt track and roots. This place is 5 minutes from my house and is pretty awesome. It does get chilly down here and it can feel pretty cold to the locals that are used to the Texas summer heat! That means you'll have a better chance of being able to pick up other riders and have people show you around. Expect to get lost. Quincy and I went to Walnut Creek Metro Park to do some hiking. Quincy of course cannot be trusted not to bite other dogs so he stayed leashed. Mountain bikers love the park, and the Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club has adopted care of the trails. This multi-use trail can be used both directions. Steve has since picked up the fatbike that he has been wanting. 7.6mi, Windy trails with super crappy signage. Sure its smaller than the BC Greenbelt, but its 300 acres of well designed trails and creeks that you can really get lost in. 48.64 m Up — Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance. The scenic, rolling natural topography provides an idea place for riding, mountain bike riding, and hiking. the deeper trail you in the better off because there is less hiker. 7.6 km Slaughter Creek Trail; Walnut Creek; Programs. Enough challenge to keep you interested but not over whelming. Don't miss two isolated sections of trail near the park entrance from Lamar Blvd. Some BMX-type jumps in a section, and just a few rocks/roots. 5.8mi, Conditions are great! 63.4 m Up Local Trail Association. We went last weekend, and on the way home, my dogs told me this is their new favorite spot. 8.7 km 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. Can be slippery when really dry, but such a fun a grueling ride. no big descents or hucks but it is tons of fun. This trail is awesome and is full of singletrack. Walnut Creek Metro Park & Municipal Pool in Austin, TX is popular for hiking, swimming and more. Cold and windy Can be confusing to navigate Rollercoaster of a trail. Located in northeast Austin, Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park has something for just about everybody (softball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, swimming pool, playground). The trails consist of mostly hard-packed dirt and loose rocks. Please explain. We ran into some folks who told us that by following the blue box arrows, on the signs, we would have an 8 mile loop, that covers lots of the trails. Cross the creek for more challenging sections. The Tall Pines Area features dramatic stands of pines and sweetgum trees, and the Buckeye Area has long rows of old nursery trees such as serviceberry, crab apple and red maples. 8.7mi 11mi, I definitely had a lot of fun here. It has 9 creek crossings and 4 trail heads. 81.13 m Down, 7.1 mi Fun trail system but watch out for dog poo and the creatures laying the steamers! I would like to think that I inspired him to rekindle his love of Trail riding. 6.2mi Watch out for the unexpected drops! • We went on a Saturday and there were a lot of hikers and bikers out, not as much as you would think for the first really nice weekend in some time. Steve thought better of of dropping in. This is a nice network of trails which has mostly non-technical riding. 1h 18m, Outer loop We have not covered the entire trail as of yet but plan to. Trail. — We recently moved to the area and the trail is within walking distance - and in the other direction it goes to Mopac. no hiker in this trail. 81.11 m Up Trails 12138 N Lamar Blvd. I highly recommend this trail to anyone that is within driving distance. Then a fireroad connector to the other single track part of the Log Loop, which had some bigger roots, change ups and a alternate log ramp. Hike or Bike the Walnut Creek Trail. find trail maps, reviews, photos & driving directions on traillink.com Parts of the trail are muddy, but considering all the rain the trails are in good shape. At the major creek crossing, go west on the Shady Springs Trail, which leads you to the Point 446 to 604 Trail / downhill on the Power Line Hill. This is the most popular place to ride in Charlottesville. I can't get to riding them all because I love to ride my favorite trails over and over again. Something else? most of them is both way so need to watch out for coming traffic and dogs. Around 10am we heading to the main walnut trail. While we had an older map,and didn't really know where we were going for 1/2 the ride, it was great. It flowed very well. 1h 01m, Walked most of windy loop. But I’m there for the winding nest of single-track trails that snake through the 293-acre area. From the parking lot, a rider has the choice of either riding down the entrance road and after crossing the bridge, to your left is the, Trail is pretty confusing and with all the pedestrians and dogs it's hard to let loose with confidence. Widgets, Explore ToParmerLn ToParmerLn ToParmerLn 2mitotal 1.2mi 1.5mi 1mitotal.6mi Steven's Crossing TarCrossing RockBridge SouthCreekCrossing Freeway WindyLoop Whoop-de-doo Loop ParkMaintenance ;). Mountain Bike Deals, Copyright 2021 Blue Spruce Ventures LLC | 10.5mi, Fabulous ride in the middle of Austin! Events. Great group and awesome ride. • 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. 7.9mi. Also, watch out for small children and off leash dogs, both of which are permitted and can be encountered. This is a "flowy" cruiser trail system. 49 m Down, 5.4 mi We went last weekend, and on the way home, my dogs told me this is their new favorite spot. 3h 15m. Don't miss two isolated sections of trail near the park entrance from Lamar Blvd. Even in summer, if you go in the morning, you get a ton of shade so not too hot. Added by harryt: The trails in Walnut Creek park seem to be designed for you to create your own workout. 11mi, Dusty fun Rated 3.667 /5 based on 3 customer reviews 3.7 4.4 miles 190 ft gain - Loop Trail Save Add Review Get ... Walnut Creek Park has a TON of little side trails that make this a must do if you are in or near the area. — Concrete it was today ;) Walnut Woods features 1,098 acres of woodlands and fields, bordered by Walnut Creek to the north. Check out a few clips from Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. The main loop is well marked, but there are quite a few trails that are not. There is a lack of places to rest ie benches, etc along the trail. 104.39 m Down, 10.5 mi — Comments . I look forward to exploring more on the south side of the creek. I hope you have fun on this gem tucked into Northwest Austin! love it. We rode for about three hours and didn't double back on a single trail. Spam? 212' Down Best Bike Trails | 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. For links and Photos see http://www.mtbepicrides.com/2014/04/walnut-creek-austin-texas.html. BMX loop was my new find yesterday and very fun. — Best MTB Gear | Steve showed me around Walnut Creek. 161' Down Technical terrain with no alternate lines. 1h 16m, Create Recommended Route or All of the trail is paved and there is a stripe to separate lanes. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park moderate (167) Length: 6.6 mi • Est. Its leash free for a good portion of the greenbelt. Lots of cover by trees and plenty of fun jumps. A nice park in a suburb just north of Austin. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park is an expansive 293 acre park situated just north of downtown Austin, and features miles of hiking trails, an off leash dog area, a swimming pool, a playground, and sports and recreational facilities.. Editor’s note: this post was first published prior to the Covid-19 pandemic. — 4.7mi, super hard ground with a coating of powdery dust and lots of loose rocks. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. Same intensity as the Greenbelot, but without the rocks in the middle of the track. Excellent trail system. Austin Ridge Riders. Hike and bike trails, on the weekend their are tons of cyclists on the trail, beautiful walk along the creek Frankie Franko Août 27, 2014 A visité ce lieu plus de 10 fois Such a great park. Leave a thumbs up, subscribe and share. 104.41 m Up About Us | Please confirm details before heading to the park. As my son pointed out, they even made it solid for no passing zones. More Like 3.5 I am always looking for more distance or it would have been a 4. This is a great place to ride a road bike or hybrid bike. There is also a newer, better map at www.austinridgeriders.com, (http://austinridgeriders.com/trail/walnut-creek-metropolitan-park) which we will examine now. Trails are to saturated, Awesome ride and day! 5.5mi I love this place, an oasis in the heart of Austin. First time here and rode with a grouo I met on the trail. The Powerline downhill section is my favorite. We rode some of that, and it was fast and flowy. The City’s trails connect to seven miles of County of Los Angeles trails … It is hidden gem for sure. It was a hot day but nice trees kept it feeling cool. I have been riding in TX for just about 9 months, primarily around Lake Georgetown and Dana Peak Park. 312 Please do not ride on wet trails!! Trail crew out doing more trail improvements and adding small features… Provides connections with the Centennial Bikeway Connector, Rocky Branch Trail, Little Rock Trail, and the Neuse River Trail. No berms here just natural trails with roots, rocks and trees to negotiate. Trail Stewardship; Ride Like a Girl; Austin Mountain Bike Patrol; About Us. 11.5 km Walnut Creek is a "no leash" park for dogs, so be on the lookout for them and their humans. The trail to the right as you enter the park has several BMX style jumps (wear a helmet!). Walnut Creek Trail System | Open Data | City of Austin Texas Cross the creek for more challenging sections. Northern Walnut Creek Trail is part of an expanding trail project located in north Austin. both to the right and left. Only a few very small soft/muddy spots here and there. Very steep. Fun! 1h 00m, Too muddy! Also, because of its location near I-35 and Parmer, near the heart of the Austin tech center, Walnut is a convenient place for after-work rides. 1st this park is an off leash facility so dogs are abundant. NOT OKAY! Board of Directors ; Membership; Contact Us; [email protected] 444' Up 7mi, trails to muddy/tacky for my conscience MTB Podcast | It kind of feels like a ski slope in the sense that you ride to the top and are able to choose multiple routes down the hill. best roller coaster in Austin I got to the park 9 am on weekend to avoid the crowd. WOW!! The people are friendly, does get a bit more active on the weekends, but that helps if you get lost. 2 h 56 m A nice shaded paved trail with a great mix of mountain bikers, walkers, runners, and leisure walkers. MoPac north to Parmer Lane stay on Parmer til Lamar, take a right, entrance to the park is on your right. Had a good downhill run, a lot of swoopy switch backs some jumps and a few river crossings. Really great trail. Bottom line, don't miss this trail if you come to Austin. Events FILTER All; Ride; Race; Volunteer; Special Event; Spicewood, TX Pace Bend Race 2020 $ 35. There is a BMX jump area by the East entrance of the trail. Rode this trail a few times a few years back when I worked in the area. Wow! Mountain Biking Walnut Creek Add a review #164 of 285 mountain bike trails in Virginia #8010 in the world. 343' Up Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites. 16.8 km Lots of trails mostly under trees. 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. Singletracks Merch | 9.4mi, 10.5mi • Bike the walnut creek hike and bike trail This is paved mostly flat 3.5 mile trail goes through the heart of walnut creek park. 25.84 m Up I've only ridden it three times so far, but that was in the last three days. Dogs are also able to use this trail. If there's rain recently, streams make crossing fun. It has a good mix of creek crossings, rocky inclines and declines, limestone canyons and lots of shade from thick forest. We did each a few times, alternating, depending on the traffic. What a great park. 11.7mi, still some muddy spots An Adventure Projects staff member will review this and take an appropriate action, but we generally don't reply. We went to Austin to visit friends, enjoy the warm dry Texas spring time weather. Firsts discovered it through Walnut Creek Metropolitan park off of Lamar and followed it to Metric where Gracywoods neighborhood park is . Watch out for runners and dogs. The Northern Walnut Creek Trail spans from Mopac south to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Trail Map (Austin Ridge Riders) Walnut Creek Metro is Austin's most popular mountain bike course, in part because it is the easiest course of any significant length in town. It has been a while since Steve has had time to Trail ride, between family and work. But your a donut if you dont wear one when you ride. Trail map of the Northern Walnut Creek Trail from Balcones District Park to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park . It was right up my alley, pun intended. Length 1.3 miElevation gain 62 ftRoute type Loop • The future of Walnut Creek regional trail will be a major east Austin connection to other planned regional trail systems including the Colorado River and Onion Creek Trails and will connect in the future to the Northern Walnut Creek Trail that will begin at Balcones Park and connect to the Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. And am I glad we did, cause we came across Endo Alley. Good variety of skill levels. 6.8mi, The new reroutes are awesome! Perfect! This was a very short but intense black diamond DH, with a nut buster climb back up. 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. Trails get busy with hikers and dog walkers after 5pm so watch out! We had riders of all levels with us, from day one beginners to quite experienced guys and we all had a blast. Even if you aren't it definitely warrants a special trip. Most of the maps at intersections are of the vague variety, we did find one detailed map, with a "You Are Here" star. 2h 00m. 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. Slight soft spots but nothing to be concerned about. Its leash free for a good portion of the greenbelt. 1h 35m, This is a full tour of the park’s offerings. Terms | Privacy. Next time I’m going to tackle just a couple at a time. IMBA Epics | Support Us | 11mi, Could quite find my way easily - need to figure out a way to get guidance. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. 446' Down But we did find his favorite section of his favorite trail, the Log Loop, which is also well marked. This trail is winding and has many banks. BikeLink Electronic Lockers in Walnut Creek Aside from electronic bicycle lockers at the Walnut Creek BART and Pleasant Hill BART Stations, the City of Walnut Creek currently has four electronic bike lockers located in front of City Hall (1666 North Main Street) and two at the North Locust Parking Garage (next to the N California Blvd entrance). Endo valley trail is getting pretty rough after the rain. Be careful after rains the trail gets slick. First time was a bit confusing, but the second day was better after taking the locals' advice and just following the arrows. Sure its smaller than the BC Greenbelt, but its 300 acres of well designed trails and creeks that you can really get lost in. This route starts and finishes at the main parking lot of the Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. It covers most of the trails at the park. 25.88 m Down, 4.7 mi The area was large with a lot of different types of terrain for different riders. I would love to go again. It is relatively flat and there is only one road crossing in the first 8 miles. Oct 27, 2016: Racing World Series in China, Oct 27, 2016: The Living Landscapes of Colorado, Land Manager: City of Austin - Parks and Recreation, 7.7 mi Awesone ride. 10.5mi, Really really muddy went for a hike instead of a ride, rode it a million times. Yet there was still a lot more trail that we didn't even touch. Very busy on the weekend I went. 13.1 km Walnut Creek Trail is a 1.3 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. I really like the log loop. Hats off to the trail maintenance guys/gals!! 11.5mi Surprisingly excellent city park trails. Moderately steep. 8h 25m, too hot Easy to get lost but never any worries. Company Info on the trail Walnut Creek - 15 miles of single track Kiting With a commitment to make kite-boarding a popular and accessible water sport to all, we offer the best kite-surfing experience along with the pleasures of raw beauty of our spot and island. Easy parking with camper. 12.2mi, fun trails in city area, mostly singletrack. 1h 23m, 9.8mi This is about an injury or accident 1h 26m, Easy, XC hard pack, fun ride not difficult. Features . 12mi, 8.1mi Post a Comment. One member was with the Austin Ridge Riders and was very knowledgeable on the area. It was a very busy park on the weekend and during the summer, so becareful. Published on Apr 2, 2019 In all the years we have lived in this city we finally hiked the Walnut Creek Metro Park trail system. — both to the right and left. 85' Up This neat trail system located in the Austin metropolitan area is great for all riders. • We'll Start at the main park near the pool and ride the length of it to Balcones park and back for a total of 7 miles. Rain has been falling on the area the past few days and trails handled it well. 178 reviews of Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park "Holy wow. The two-lane, concrete trail connects Balcones District Park, on the west side of MoPac Boulevard, to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park, on the east side. 208' Up It's an ok city loop, better on a cross bike than a mtb....HEAVILY USED. 177 reviews of Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park "Holy wow. 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