Is your pooch itching for an outdoor adventure? Head on over to Turkey Creek Trail for a furrific hike with your favorite four legged friend. As one of Austin’s only off leash trails, it’s a favorite destination of the local canines. Your pup will love it!
Turkey Creek Trail is located inside of Emma Long
Metropolitan Park. The trailhead can be
found on the south end of the park and on the west side of Turkey Creek. Once
you arrive, unclip your doggo’s leash and let them run free! Like its name
suggests, the trail follows Turkey Creek as it winds its way through the park.
The terrain is what every dog dreams of- streams, woods, and dirt trails! What
could be better?!
Follow the trail as it makes its way north. Be prepared for several stream crossings. Your pup won’t mind a bit, but your shoes may get a little wet. However, there are plenty of stepping stones to help you across. Since the trail is a loop, you can go either way at the junction. If you want to follow the trail markers in order, stick to the left route. From here the trail goes up the creek valley. Your doggo can hike on the trail or wade through the water, it’s their choice!
Finally, the trail turns around and begins its way
back south. On the return, you leave the stream for a little bit as the trail
climbs up a bluff that overlooks the little valley. Before you know it, you
will be back to the junction and can retrace your steps to the car. Since this
place is so pupular, it’s super impawtant to pick up after your pooch. Your pup
will pawbably drink from the stream, but bring some water along just in case.
Make no mistake, your pupster will go mutts over this