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Walnut Creek Metro Park - Main Outer Loop

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 4.1 (55) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

A great outer loop covering most of the trails at Walnut Creek Park.


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10.5

Miles

16.9

KM

80%

Singletrack

697' 212 m

High

615' 187 m

Low

408' 124 m

Up

403' 123 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

10%

Max Grade (6°)

Dogs Off-leash

E-Bikes Unknown

Overview

This neat trail system located in the Austin metropolitan area is great for all riders. It has a good mix of creek crossings, rocky inclines and declines, limestone canyons and lots of shade from thick forest. The trails consist of mostly hard-packed dirt and loose rocks.

This outer loop covers most of the Walnut Creek Trail System, including the BMX Loop around the awesome Dirt Jump Track. The loop also includes Mark's Art, Tangle of Trails Loop, Log Loop and Servere Consequences Loop.

Following the markers with blue dots will cover a majority of the trail system. At any point, follow the "P" on the trail markers for the way back to the parking lot.

Need to Know

Walnut Creek is a "no leash" park for dogs, so be on the lookout for them and their humans.

Crowds are common because of the open public swimming pool and baseball fields. Parking can be a bit of a pain on these days.

The main loop is well-marked, but there are quite a few trails that are not.

Description

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 BMX Loop and to your right is Windy Loop. The major trailhead starts just right of the swimming pool area. Straight on the Pool Lot Trail will lead down towards the major creek crossing.

It's best to take the 1st right just after the trailhead and take the Walnut Creek Park Trail. 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.

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. From here, take the Log Loop, then go up Powerline Hill to find the Tangle of Trails Loop and Mark's Art. Take the Shady Springs Trail following the "P" markings. These will take you across the creek, right on Point 218 to 236 Trail, and then right for the Servere Consequences Loop. After that loop you have the option to take either the 1st right, which follows the technical section along the creek, or to head further up to the Service Road Trail. If you've chosen the latter option, go right and follow this trail all the way to the Entrance Rd, then take a left to the parking lot.

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Derrick Davis

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Photos

Riders getting air at the Dirt Jump Track
Jul 5, 2014 near Wells B…, TX
In the Gnar-Wall Trail near the creek crossing is this Ammonite fossil.  Ammonites were squid like creatures that lived in the seas 200-65 million years ago, during the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods
Dec 1, 2017 near Wells B…, TX
Fast downhill
Dec 20, 2019 near Wells B…, TX
Crossing scenic Walnut Creek
Jan 19, 2015 near Wells B…, TX
Outer Log Loop at Walnut Creek Park
Dec 20, 2019 near Wells B…, TX
Hitting the berm after making the drop from off the Tangle Wild Trail at Walnut Creek
Dec 19, 2014 near Wells B…, TX

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Apr 6, 2021
Lynn Mattie
Mar 7, 2021
David Hixon
Jan 17, 2021
Joel Schopp
Dec 8, 2020
Ted Johnson
Do it again, love it
Dec 6, 2020
Cucuy Boogieman
Nov 15, 2020
Alex Martinez
10.5mi
Nov 15, 2020
Jay DeFoore
Trail is pretty confusing and with all the pedestrians and dogs it's hard to let loose with confidence. 7.6mi — 1h 23m
Nov 1, 2020
Daniel Trugman