Copperfield Nature Trail

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Trail Distance: 2 miles
Time Estimate: 50 min
Elevation Gain: 187 feet
Leash Rule: On Leash
Difficulty: Easy
Parking: Free
Route Type: Out-and-back
Restroom: Yes
Description
The Copperfield neighborhood of Austin, Texas is located in the extreme northeast of the city. It's residential streets criss-cross densely, but there's a small gem within that is the leashed dog-friendly Copperfield Trail inside Copperfield Park. An out-and-back hike that will take about an hour each way, the Copperfield forms a deep "U" as it heads south from East Yager Lane, and then turns back to the northwest, ending at a residential street named Trotwood Drive. Being in the middle of this busy community doesn't detract from the trail's solitude and quiet, nor its natural setting. In fact, it's so quiet you'll likely hear the waterfalls before you see them!

Featuring four waterfalls, one of which is near the end of the trail, the Copperfield crosses a ridge above a deep canyon housing both Copperfield and Walnut Creeks. While the canyon walls are about 150 feet high, the narrow, 10-foot width of the ridge trail captures your attention as you and Fido traverse it in view of the creeks below. Several overlooks afford views of small ponds, and while there is a short section of sidewalk hiking, the area you pass through is an oasis. 

With multiple bodies of water available, it would be a shame if the pooch doesn't get a short, refreshing dip, especially in the summer. If getting into the water isn't appealing to you or the pup, be reassured knowing that each water crossing is equipped with a footbridge or stepping stones so your and Fido's feet will stay dry. 

Along the trail, you won't see much in the way of wildlife, but furbulously barktiful wildflowers will capture your eye and add a shot of color to all the green and brown of the trail, which is studded with rocks amidst the hard-packed soil. There also aren't any amenities, so be sure to bring any essentials, such as water to share, and clean-up bags!

It's worth a bit of digging to find the Copperfield Trail, but you'll be glad you grabbed a leash and your pupster and headed on over there! 

Trail Features
Rocky, Forest, Lake, River, Easy Incline, Diverse Landscape, Mountains, Urban
Wildflowers, Waterfall
Address
1425 E Yager Ln
Austin, TX 78753
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
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Address
1425 E Yager Ln
Austin, TX 78753
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours