Walnut Creek Metro Park - Main Outer Loop
ElevationAscent: 408' 124 m
Descent: -403' -123 m
High: 697' 212 m
Low: 615' 187 m
GradeAvg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 10% (6°)
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“A great outer loop covering most of the trails at Walnut Creek Park.”— Derrick Davis
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.
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.
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.
Local Club: Austin Ridge Riders (ARR)
Land Manager: City of Austin - Parks and Recreation
May 14, 2019: Govalle Pool Parking Lot Closure: May 15 to May 30, 2019
May 13, 2019: Lifeguards Needed! Hiring Event on May 14th