Hike Mueller Park Trail

2.6 miles 78 ft gain  - Loop Trail

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Mueller Park Trail is a 2.6 mile loop hike that takes you by a waterfall located near Austin, TX.
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Neighborhood Walk with Water Features, A Park, Native Plants

I live in the area and take this walk at around 3 days/week. It's quiet enough, the trail is wide in most spots, and there's an impressive amount of nature along the way, given its urban location. The landscaping is very impressive, it's been strategically planned so there's always something pretty (and native to TX) in bloom, whether it's the wildflowers, blossoming cacti, sunflowers, crepe myrtles, redbuds, or other plants. There's little shade coverage on the trail, so on sunnier/hotter days, I recommend dipping into the Mueller neighborhood for a walk along the shaded sidewalks among the well-kept gardens and honeysuckle-covered fences. There are two parts of the park, one has a couple of tiny water falls and few ponds to sit by or fish from (no swimming). In this part, you can find off-trail dirt paths taking you into the wild grasses to cut across the field. There are a few picnic benches to enjoy and large sculptures that dot the trail. The second half of the park/trail is where the farmers' market is held, where you can also find a few spots for a beer, a coffee, an ice cream, or lunch. This is where the larger pond is, along with a few larger mowed fields, great for picnics, outdoor yoga, and casual group play. In all, the trail is lovely for a neighborhood trail, offering a lot to look at and plenty of natural and man-made landmarks to stop and admire. Easy enough for kids, wide enough for dogs, and enough paved portion to bring a stroller.

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