Trail Run Project Logo

blue Wild Basin Outer Loop

  4.0 ( 1 ) Favorite

Trail

1.8 mile 2.9 kilometer loop
89% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 260' 79 m
Descent: -248' -75 m
High: 890' 271 m
Low: 702' 214 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 5% (3°)
Max Grade: 17% (9°)

Dogs

No Dogs
Driving directions Take a virtual tour
Zoom in to see details
Map Key

Trail shared by Mary Scott

One of the few runs in Austin with hills.

Mary Scott

Features Birding · Waterfall · Wildlife

Open Sunrise to Sunset

Overview

A lovely preserve near downtown that features a waterfall. You can choose many different routes and all are easy to follow.

Need to Know

There is a chemical toilet in the parking lot. There are composting toilets in the visitors center, but the center is only open M-F 9-4. Quite busy on weekends.

Runner Notes

Lots of rocks.

Description

Loop trail through juniper and oak trees. Features a couple of easy stream crossings and a nice waterfall. The terrain is fairly rocky, as most trails are in the area, but the trail is well marked.

The trail begins at the top of a hill, goes down to Bee Creek then back up another hill. There is another down and up to complete the trail. The Visitors Center has some nice exhibits, but is only open on weekdays.

Flora & Fauna

Habitat for the Golden Cheeked Warbler, which I’ve only heard, not spotted. Frequent sightings of road runners and rabbits.

Contacts

Rate This Featured Run

Rate Quality


   Clear Rating

Rate Difficulty

Share This Run

Check In

Check-Ins

none

Trail Ratings

  4.0 from 1 vote

#3156

Overall
  4.0 from 1 vote
5 Star
0%
4 Star
100%
3 Star
0%
2 Star
0%
1 Star
0%
Rankings

#49

in Texas

#3,156

Overall
30 Views Last Month
106 Since Jan 30, 2019
Intermediate Intermediate

0%
0%
100%
0%
0%
0%

0 Comments

Trail Run Project is part of the REI Co-op family,
where a life outdoors is a life well lived.

Shop REI Running