Southern Walnut Creek Trail | Austin, Texas

It was my first time riding my bike through the Southern Walnut Creek Trail.  A sparkling new ribbon of pathway has opened in Austin during Summer of 2014. It serves up nearly 10 miles of separated-from-the-road pedaling bliss between Govalle Park and Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park.

Start of the biking adventure on the Southern Walnut Creek Hike and Bike Trail – see the trailhead.

I took a panoramic view of the construction of the Highway 183  and this biker passed by.  Look at the left side. 🙂

As far as you see, the 7.3-mile paved, beautiful nature-filled Southern Walnut Creek Trail dips, curves and weaves along Boggy Creek and Walnut Creek, crossing five bridges and four bike underpasses along the way.

The end of its eastern end, near the intersection of Johnny Morris Road and Daffan Lane

As I took the video of one of four underpasses as I took a break from the sun and a little pause of pedaling. The graffiti was already embedded on the cement walls. Some interesting, some not.   The video is as below:


I then zipped all the way to the trail’s end and back. In all I covered about 18 mile with no mingling with traffic. The trail is 10 feet wide, and most of the way you don’t even see roads, cars, houses or any kind of structure.  I only see serious cyclists, recreational bicyclists and runners.  I had a hard time going uphill sort of that is not obvious to me until I reached the end, then it was a breeze down the hill.  I was like “ah…no wonder I was slow when I started off.”

Overall, it was a nice day and I would do it all over again next time.



About christy

I'm a deaf road travel photographer. I love creating visual eye candy, be it my digital artwork or photography. More often than not, it turns out to be a combination of both. All I need is a map, a camera, and seeking new adventures on wheels full time. Hailed from the Texas-born Baton Rouge, Louisiana, my photography was always my hobby, off and on, when time permitted. I had itched for a big change. I bought my first DSLR camera, I found myself falling back into photography again, and I've decided to pursue it full-time. I am specializing in landscapes however my interests are in the horizon into whatever catches my eye, I shoot.
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