Brushy Creek Regional Trail

Texas

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Brushy Creek Regional Trail Facts

States: Texas
Counties: Williamson
Length: 10.4 miles
Trail end points: Twin Lakes Park and Forest Ridge Boulevard
Trail surfaces: Concrete, Crushed Stone
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 7806861
Trail activities: Bike, Inline Skating, Fishing, Walking

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Brushy Creek Regional Trail Description

Brushy Creek Regional Trail offers an important commuting corridor linking neighborhoods, shopping areas, and workplaces in the northern suburbs of Austin. As you travel the route, look for signage detailing the area’s early history and inhabitants, and keep an eye out for deer. Its surface is primarily crushed stone and the trail is currently open in two disconnected sections totaling just over 10 miles.

The larger segment of the trail winds through the city of Cedar Park for nearly 7 miles from Twin Lakes Park to Hairy Man Road. Along the way, it connects a half dozen parks, offering many recreational opportunities, including swimming, rock climbing, fishing, picnicking, canoeing, and kayaking. Children will especially like Champion Park, located about mid-trail, with its “fossil” dig and climbable structures shaped like dinosaur bones. Another highlight of the trail is passage under a railroad trestle dating back to the 1880s that once carried granite to the state’s capitol. Near its western end, the trail connects to a 7-mile paved path along the 183 Toll Road that heads north to Leander.

The other section—dubbed Brushy Creek East Trail—stretches more than 3 miles from A.W. Grimes Boulevard to Forest Ridge Boulevard in Round Rock. On its western end is Play for All Abilities Park, and, from there, the trail runs through woodlands along the north bank of Brushy Creek. It crosses the waterway at Kenney Fort Boulevard and then winds through neighborhoods along the southern bank, ending in the Sonoma subdivision.

The trail is planned to total 30 miles by filling in the gap between its two segments and continuing the trail farther east to Hutto and farther west to Sandy Creek Park on Lake Travis in Travis County.

 

Parking and Trail Access

For the western trail segment in Cedar Park: Parking and restrooms can be found in Twin Lakes Park (2300 S. Bell Boulevard), Champion Park (3830 Brushy Creek Road) and Brushy Creek Lake Park (3400 Brushy Creek Road).

For the eastern trail segment in Round Rock: Parking can be found in Play for All Abilities Park (151 North A.W. Grimes Boulevard).

Brushy Creek Regional Trail Reviews

I love the trail! I live nearby and would bike along the trail a couple of times each week. The wildlife we can see around the main trail- deer, grey heron, geese, ducks, et cetera, makes me miss them and want to see them often.

One special spot I‘d highly recommend you visit at dusk, where you can view dozens of grey heron perched on a couple of trees standing in the lake right to the east side of the Parmer bridge at Brushy Creek. The scene is quite spectacular. You can bike pretty close to the trees and heron by following the small path underneath the bridge from the sports complex, in the opposite direction from the railway.

I depend on this trail for much needed daily walks but am slowly beginning to avoid it as there's too many times I've been almost run over by cyclists. Avoid the off-the-path trail which runs along the creek on the weekends as there are too many cyclists and they'll expect you to get over and stand in thigh-high weeds for them. Also, some race down steep slopes so fast that it will be impossible for them to stop for a pedestrian. The path along the creek is better on the weekdays. Pedestrians really need to keep their wits about them and listen and watch for cyclists coming from behind or in front as many won't be watching for pedestrians.

I absolutely love this trail! I used to live directly on the trail-path, and I would ride my bike on the trail daily. I recently moved, so I cant ride it as often as I used to, but let me tell you, I do every chance I get!

The main trail has many trail paths (off the main path) that allow you to enjoy a rugged (mountain bike experience), but it also features a great concrete (Main Trail), with some areas being crushed stone; which allow you to speed ride comfortable.

The scenery is what originally got me! Some areas are wooded, with a creek running beside you, and some areas have a lake, parks, bridges; its quite the outdoor experience.

This trail is a must ride, if you haven't already!

Accordion

not slippery at all, i like how they keep the trail neat and clean.
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An average trail for hikers.

Part of the trail goes from pavement to gravel.

From Twin Lakes YMCA to Hairy Man terminus,it is a gentle rolling bike and hike path, with few blind corners, although excessive rainy spells water can cover and alter the surface particularly the lower crushed granite sections. It is overall generally well maintained and has water and restroom services along the path, several rest areas and play areas will require extra attention due to the "little ones" enjoying those areas. From the main pathway there are several sections that lead off for those looking to extend their ride or gain access from the surrounding developments. Even on the hot and sunny days the tree cover is sufficient to provide extensive protection from the heat. Access along the path to the road is reasonable in case of mechanical breakdown. Overall the path is a gem for those seeking an nice ride protected from traffic.

This is a really great trail with 2 small lakes, rock formations, marshes, great park areas, fishing, pretty trees, many neighborhood access points and really good bathroom facilities. Just needs access to cafés and restaurants.

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