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 spot is a little hard to find, so it feels like a hidden treasure and is usually pretty quiet. As you drive on 360, between 2222 and Spicewood Springs, look out for a creek you are crossing, with signs for Bull Creek. There are turn-offs on the west side of the road, on both sides of the river, with parking. Walk down and then north-ish to find a super pretty rock formations and a swimming hole.
Stroller friendly: no
Water: yes, for wading and swimming, depending on water levels
7951 North Capital of Texas Highway
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