- May 21, 2013

FREE Hike: Old Spicewood Springs Road

Growing Up Austin - Austin Kids Hike - Bull Creek

This post is part of the FREE Hike of the Week series, brought to you by GrowingUpAustin.com. There are a thousand places to hike in Austin on any given day, most of which are always free, but here is a handy reminder about one favorite. Visit AustinKidsHike.com for more kid-friendly hikes and for tips on hiking with kids. A summer tip – early morning and after dinner are the best times to beat the heat!

This is a nearly hidden part of Bull Creek that is marked with educational signs, like maybe it was intended to be part of a more formal park, but it seems quiet and forgotten now. That can make for a sweet hike, with fewer people and lots of shade. This is on OLD Spicewood Springs Rd., south of the regular Spicewood Springs, just east of 360.

Stroller friendly: no

Restrooms: no

Water: yes, but not great for wading or swimming, better for just looking

5300 Old Spicewood Springs Road

Austin, TX 78759