81.11 m Up 7mi, trails to muddy/tacky for my conscience Little Walnut Creek 3 is a 411 m green singletrack trail located near Austin Texas. both to the right and left. That means you'll have a better chance of being able to pick up other riders and have people show you around. This trail is winding and has many banks. 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 Mountain Bike Deals, Copyright 2021 Blue Spruce Ventures LLC | It has been a while since Steve has had time to Trail ride, between family and work. Some technical terrain and limited alternate lines. While we had an older map,and didn't really know where we were going for 1/2 the ride, it was great. 266' Down This is about an injury or accident Trails are to saturated, Awesome ride and day! 8.7 km But your a donut if you dont wear one when you ride. 7.9mi. 1h 18m, Outer loop Some jumps but plenty of roots to BH over. 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. 11mi, Dusty fun Surprisingly excellent city park trails. 136.01 m Down. no hiker in this trail. 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. I can't get to riding them all because I love to ride my favorite trails over and over again. 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. 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. Steve thought better of of dropping in. This neat trail system located in the Austin metropolitan area is great for all riders. 3h 15m. 85' Up So many trails to ride. 104.39 m Down, 10.5 mi — • It was right up my alley, pun intended. — Lots of variety for beginners, intermediate, and expert riders. 7.6mi, Windy trails with super crappy signage. 1h 12m, great ride, perfect weather 6.8mi, The new reroutes are awesome! ToParmerLn ToParmerLn ToParmerLn 2mitotal 1.2mi 1.5mi 1mitotal.6mi Steven's Crossing TarCrossing RockBridge SouthCreekCrossing Freeway WindyLoop Whoop-de-doo Loop ParkMaintenance Next time I’m going to tackle just a couple at a time. most of them is both way so need to watch out for coming traffic and dogs. This is a great place to ride a road bike or hybrid bike. Trail. 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. 266' Up We have to watch out the hiker and rider. Be on the lookout for the sharp left for the Six Point Six Loop, then the Tangle Wild Trail that are northeast of Walnut Creek. The people are friendly, does get a bit more active on the weekends, but that helps if you get lost. Had a good downhill run, a lot of swoopy switch backs some jumps and a few river crossings. Expect to get lost. 11.7mi, still some muddy spots Such a great park. It's an ok city loop, better on a cross bike than a mtb....HEAVILY USED. It is hidden gem for sure. I would love to go again. 10.5mi, Fabulous ride in the middle of Austin! The main loop is well marked, but there are quite a few trails that are not. Trail crew out doing more trail improvements and adding small features… 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. We went the wrong way into some berms before deciding to find those "P"s. Some very nice scenery and cool trails, nestled in a metropolitan area. 1h 26m, Easy, XC hard pack, fun ride not difficult. Especially explore the southeast for a series of trails up and down the same ridge. Click here for more information on Walnut Creek Metro Park! Bottom line, don't miss this trail if you come to Austin. We have not covered the entire trail as of yet but plan to. 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. Quincy and I went to Walnut Creek Metro Park to do some hiking. I've only been riding for a few weeks and I've been here the past two days. Please consider joining or donating to the local riding association to support trail development & maintenance. Yet there was still a lot more trail that we didn't even touch. On the way back to the cars, you just follow the "P" for parking on the trail markers, we only made one wrong turn trying to follow them. Very busy on the weekend I went. Post a Comment. Lots of trails mostly under trees. This particular trail (1 of 2 major ones) is a 15 mile loop but can be done as a shorter out and back. 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. For links and Photos see http://www.mtbepicrides.com/2014/04/walnut-creek-austin-texas.html. best roller coaster in Austin • We went last weekend, and on the way home, my dogs told me this is their new favorite spot. Lots of cover by trees and plenty of fun jumps. Events FILTER All; Ride; Race; Volunteer; Special Event; Spicewood, TX Pace Bend Race 2020 $ 35. Located in northeast Austin, Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park has something for just about everybody (softball fields, basketball and volleyball courts, swimming pool, playground). 177 reviews of Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park "Holy wow. 1h 16m, Create Recommended Route or Watch out for runners and dogs. This multi-use trail can be used both directions. As my son pointed out, they even made it solid for no passing zones. It flowed very well. 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. We had a great mile and a half hike through quite a canyon for being in the city. 5.5mi There are 30.5 miles of equestrian/hiking trails winding through Walnut’s rolling hills. 8mi MTB Podcast | 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). 11.5 km Its leash free for a good portion of the greenbelt. 9.4mi, 10.5mi 2 h 56 m A nice shaded paved trail with a great mix of mountain bikers, walkers, runners, and leisure walkers. Features . 444' Up Got stuck riding the same loops multiple times, even ended up lost in a neighborhood after following a paved path. Hard rocks and water crossings make this trail diverse from just dirt track and roots. 8h 25m, too hot About Us | There is a BMX jump area by the East entrance of the trail. • 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. Slaughter Creek Trail; Walnut Creek; Programs. Local Trail Association. 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. 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. Cold and windy Added by harryt: The trails in Walnut Creek park seem to be designed for you to create your own workout. Even if you aren't it definitely warrants a special trip. The trail to the right as you enter the park has several BMX style jumps (wear a helmet! watch out when you are going down on the right side. Well worth the drive down. The trail to the right as you enter the park has several BMX style jumps (wear a helmet!). — 4.7mi, super hard ground with a coating of powdery dust and lots of loose rocks. This was our 3 trip and it was better then the past. Walnut Creek is the best spot for beginners. 64.55 m Down, 8.1 mi I hope you have fun on this gem tucked into Northwest Austin! Walnut Creek is a "no leash" park for dogs, so be on the lookout for them and their humans. It's not very technical and heavily travelled. 1h 00m, Too muddy! • It has 9 creek crossings and 4 trail heads. 12.2mi, fun trails in city area, mostly singletrack. 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. 8.7mi And wear your helmet, you chuckleheads! Please confirm details before heading to the park. Widgets, Explore   • Rain has been falling on the area the past few days and trails handled it well. Hats off to the trail maintenance guys/gals!! 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. Very steep. 160' Up I look forward to exploring more on the south side of the creek. We rode some of that, and it was fast and flowy. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. 25.84 m Up First time here and rode with a grouo I met on the trail. — The place is truly a perfect vacation spot as well. We went to Austin to visit friends, enjoy the warm dry Texas spring time weather. Can be slippery when really dry, but such a fun a grueling ride. ;). 85' Down Can be confusing to navigate Perfect! When Steve did not show up at the top, I did it again, before realizing that there was another trail that avoided the climb and let out onto the power lines. Fun! Dogs are also able to use this trail. — 11mi, Could quite find my way easily - need to figure out a way to get guidance. find trail maps, reviews, photos & driving directions on traillink.com The scenic, rolling natural topography provides an idea place for riding, mountain bike riding, and hiking. I got to the park 9 am on weekend to avoid the crowd. Quincy of course cannot be trusted not to bite other dogs so he stayed leashed. And am I glad we did, cause we came across Endo Alley. But we did find his favorite section of his favorite trail, the Log Loop, which is also well marked. Even in summer, if you go in the morning, you get a ton of shade so not too hot. Just finished riding the loop here at walnut creek and sitting in the pool parking lot now. Concrete it was today ;) So happy to find this flowing gem tucked into a park that's only 3 miles from my office. Trails 12138 N Lamar Blvd. 11.5mi Singletracks Merch | All the people encountered on the trail were very gracious and extremely nice as well, bikers and walkers. Walnut Woods features 1,098 acres of woodlands and fields, bordered by Walnut Creek to the north. Board of Directors ; Membership; Contact Us; contact@austinridgeriders.com. Provides connections with the Centennial Bikeway Connector, Rocky Branch Trail, Little Rock Trail, and the Neuse River Trail. Info on the trail 343' Up Wow! Really great trail. It was very swoopy and begged to be railed. 212' Down Walnut Creek Trail System | Open Data | City of Austin Texas Firsts discovered it through Walnut Creek Metropolitan park off of Lamar and followed it to Metric where Gracywoods neighborhood park is . NOT OKAY! 25.88 m Down, 4.7 mi love it. Most of the maps at intersections are of the vague variety, we did find one detailed map, with a "You Are Here" star. Steve showed me around Walnut Creek. Some BMX-type jumps in a section, and just a few rocks/roots. We did each a few times, alternating, depending on the traffic. It is relatively flat and there is only one road crossing in the first 8 miles. The City’s trails connect to seven miles of County of Los Angeles trails … It has a good mix of creek crossings, rocky inclines and declines, limestone canyons and lots of shade from thick forest. Please explain. 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. Mountain bikers love the park, and the Austin Ridge Riders Mountain Bike Club has adopted care of the trails. Walnut Creek Metro Park Thanks for Visiting Walnut Creek Metro Parkl These HIKE AND BIKE Trails are Multi-directional. It was a hot day but nice trees kept it feeling cool. Awesone ride. • no big descents or hucks but it is tons of fun. Comments . A nice park in a suburb just north of Austin. All of the trail is paved and there is a stripe to separate lanes. 1st this park is an off leash facility so dogs are abundant. 48.64 m Up We recently moved to the area and the trail is within walking distance - and in the other direction it goes to Mopac. Length 1.3 miElevation gain 62 ftRoute type Loop 12.4 km Fun trail system but watch out for dog poo and the creatures laying the steamers! 5.8mi, Conditions are great! I have been riding in TX for just about 9 months, primarily around Lake Georgetown and Dana Peak Park. Race Spicewood, TX Pace Bend Volunteers. Hike or Bike the Walnut Creek Trail. I highly recommend this trail to anyone that is within driving distance. Don't miss two isolated sections of trail near the park entrance from Lamar Blvd. Endo valley trail is getting pretty rough after the rain. I love BMX loop so much fun. This is a "flowy" cruiser trail system. Support Us | 63.4 m Up The trails consist of mostly hard-packed dirt and loose rocks. Terms | Privacy. You can still hit Log Loop if you go opposite direction from normal blue path via Retention Dam. We had riders of all levels with us, from day one beginners to quite experienced guys and we all had a blast. 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. Something else? It does get chilly down here and it can feel pretty cold to the locals that are used to the Texas summer heat! Steep. Uneven terrain with small rocks or roots. 6.2mi We had a blast and we … The area was large with a lot of different types of terrain for different riders. Being a jerk / offensive? 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. It covers most of the trails at the park. I love this place, an oasis in the heart of Austin. ). 1h 23m, 9.8mi I really like the log loop. Parts of the trail are muddy, but considering all the rain the trails are in good shape. Taking other people's content (text, photos, etc) without permission is a copyright violation and Great group and awesome ride. Walnut Creek Metro Park & Municipal Pool in Austin, TX is popular for hiking, swimming and more. Slight soft spots but nothing to be concerned about. 342' Down Northern Walnut Creek Trail is part of an expanding trail project located in north Austin. More Like 3.5 I am always looking for more distance or it would have been a 4. The Northern Walnut Creek Trail spans from Mopac south to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park. Events. 446' Down Best MTB Gear | Trail map of the Northern Walnut Creek Trail from Balcones District Park to Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park . Sure its smaller than the BC Greenbelt, but its 300 acres of well designed trails and creeks that you can really get lost in. Its leash free for a good portion of the greenbelt. • Austin Ridge Riders. It is the most traveled path and direction. Trail Stewardship; Ride Like a Girl; Austin Mountain Bike Patrol; About Us. Rollercoaster of a trail. • Just the right amount of flow, turns and rocks for this gal! It is way better than the Barton Creek trail. BRING WATER!! 104.41 m Up Watch out for the unexpected drops! Especially explore the southeast for a series of trails up and down the same ridge. Don't miss two isolated sections of trail near the park entrance from Lamar Blvd. WOW!! the deeper trail you in the better off because there is less hiker. One member was with the Austin Ridge Riders and was very knowledgeable on the area. First time riding the trail. This trail is awesome and is full of singletrack. 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. Note to self, don't come and expect to ride the trails after a downpour, lol. 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. 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. Great trails in northern Austin! both to the right and left. 81.13 m Down, 7.1 mi First time was a bit confusing, but the second day was better after taking the locals' advice and just following the arrows. I've only ridden it three times so far, but that was in the last three days. 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 place is 5 minutes from my house and is pretty awesome. Around 10am we heading to the main walnut trail. Technical terrain with no alternate lines. The City maintains 23.5 miles of the trail system. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park moderate (167) Length: 6.6 mi • Est. An expansive 293-acre park situated in north Austin, featuring miles of paved hiking and cycling trails, an off leash dog area, a swimming pool, a playground, and sports and recreational facilities. 13.1 km Rode this trail a few times a few years back when I worked in the area. Only a few very small soft/muddy spots here and there. Spam? 1h 01m, Walked most of windy loop. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. It almost seemed like there was no up hill at all. 208' Up Login or Sign Up. 7.6mi 13.3mi, 9.6mi I would like to think that I inspired him to rekindle his love of Trail riding. First added by searsandrewj on Apr 30, 2020. This is the most popular place to ride in Charlottesville. There is also a newer, better map at www.austinridgeriders.com, (http://austinridgeriders.com/trail/walnut-creek-metropolitan-park) which we will examine now. 16.8 km Ellen thought it was flow-y. Also, watch out for small children and off leash dogs, both of which are permitted and can be encountered. There truly is something for everyone at this trail. BMX loop was my new find yesterday and very fun. We went last weekend, and on the way home, my dogs told me this is their new favorite spot. This is a nice network of trails which has mostly non-technical riding. Good variety of skill levels. Easy parking with camper. 312 Please do not ride on wet trails!! 2h 00m. 7.6 km IMBA Epics | donate to earn trail karma! The Powerline downhill section is my favorite. Leave a thumbs up, subscribe and share. There are of course a few moderatley technical setions with roots, mud and steep uphills. Company   10.5mi, Really really muddy went for a hike instead of a ride, rode it a million times. 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