Hike Walnut Creek Metro Loop

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Distance

8.8 miles

Elevation Gain

534 ft

Route Type

Loop

Added by Erin Newman-Mitchell

A beautiful, nature-filled, and relatively easy hike located in north Austin, Texas.

Walnut Creek Metro Loop is an 8.8 mile loop hike located within Walnut Creek Metro Park in north Austin, Texas. The trail is moderately hiked and relatively easy. It's great for walking/running/cycling.

There are many smaller trails that connect portions of the main loop and it's easy to get confused. The trail is paved at certain points but for the most part is flattened dirt. Keep in mind that the trail crosses the creek at multiple points so depending on the season and the rainfall of that year, you may need to get wet in order to cross. 

Walnut Creek Metro Park is an extremely dog-friendly area. Please be advised (in the event that you are afraid of dogs) that dogs are allowed off-leash and many people brings their dogs.

The park is also handicap friendly for the most part, just keep in mind that some portions of the trail do descend into the rocky creek bed. Parking is abundant, however on weekends it may fill up as this park is highly trafficked. 

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Fitness
Cycling
Chillin
Mountain Biking
Running
Yoga
Hiking
Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Forest
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Picnic Area
River
Scenic
Wildflowers
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