Brian Greenstone

The Greenstone Guide to Austin & The Hil Country



This area of Bull Creek used to be much more interesting, but some crazy environmentalist hippies shut down over half of the park because they didn't want hikers bothering some stupid bird (yes, I'm a little annoyed by this). There used to be miles of hiking trails and waterfalls and such, but now the park is limited to one trail that follows Bull Creek and goes all the way to the Bull Creek District Park. This is a nice hike, but often muddy, and there's the persistent noise of Capitol of Texas Highway.

The trail is somewhat rough and overgrown which gives it a nice jungly feel to it. The creek is shallow enough along most of it's length that you can wade along it, and there are plenty of places for your dog to have a good time (even though they say keep dogs on a leash which nobody does).

There is a nice waterfall near the entrance where you will often find not-very-intelligent people swimming. It is okay to wade knee deep in this part of the creek, but DO NOT GO SWIMMING in it! This stretch of Bull Creek is classified as "Urban Runoff" and is loaded with stuff I'd never swim in. Your dog will live, but you might not.

As with all of the parks in the Bull Creek Greenbelt, entrance is free!


From 2222 and 360, head north on 360 and go past Lakewood Dr. There will be a gated apartment complex on the left, but right past that is an unmarked left-hand turn which will take you directly into the parking lot. The road is not marked. if you get to Spicewood Springs then you've gone too far. You can also turn into that apartment complex and right before the gate there is a road on the right which is the same road, but on the other side of Bull Creek. You can cross the low water crossing to get to the main parking lot.



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