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Walnut Creek Metro Park - Main Outer Loop

Intermediate

Trail

10.5 mile 16.9 kilometer loop
80% Singletrack
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 408' 124 m
Descent: -403' -123 m
High: 697' 212 m
Low: 615' 187 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)

Dogs

Off-leash
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Trail shared by Derrick Davis

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

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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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May 18, 2020
Dan Wire
Mar 4, 2020
Nate Nate
Easy, XC hard pack, fun ride not difficult. Easy parking with camper. Ellen thought it was flow-y. Too many trails to follow map, just ride. 10mi
Sep 15, 2019
Rafael Rivera
Definitely going back! 8.7mi — 8h 25m
Aug 11, 2019
Daniel Borders
Aug 8, 2019
RC Chambers
8mi
Aug 2, 2019
Brian McDonnell
too hot 7.6mi
Jul 20, 2019
Billy Wallace
Windy trails with super crappy signage. Expect to get lost. 6.2mi — 1h 18m
Jun 18, 2019
Buford Eeds
Outer loop 10.5mi

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Photos

Riders getting air at the Dirt Jump Track
Jul 5, 2014 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
Taylor crossing the major creek crossing at the Walnut Creek Metro Park
Jul 5, 2014 near Wells B…, TX

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