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.