Park Profile: Turkey Creek Trail at Emma Long Park

Turkey Creek Trail Emma Long Park AustinTurkey Creek Trail at Emma Long Park is a beautiful 2.5 mile trail adjacent to one of the city’s largest and most picturesque parks. The trail runs near Lake Austin and is a fun hike with several creek crossings and lovely limestone cliffs.

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Turkey Creek Trail at Emma Long Park Information

Address: 1600 City Park Rd., Austin, Texas 78730
Admission: Turkey Creek Trail is free; the adjacent Emma Long Park charges an admission fee: $5 (M-Th), $10 (weekends and holidays)
Hours: Open daily from 7 am to 10 pm
Parking: Yes, look for a trail parking sign about two miles away from the Emma Long Park entrance sign
Pets: Dogs are welcome off-leash
Restrooms: No

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Trail: Turkey Creek Trail is a 2.5 mile loop which crosses over a creek several times. The trail is marked every 1/4 mile. At some creek crossings, it becomes difficult to find the trail again, so it may be helpful to have a copy of the trail map, or to take a picture of the map at the trailhead before setting out. Please note that the trail does allow off-leash dogs, and has some points which are steep/rocky so it is not suitable for strollers.

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Turkey Creek Trail at Emma Long Park is a beautiful shaded hike through a tree lined trail that runs next to and crosses over a creek several times. It offers a moderately challenging hike, views of limestone cliffs, and is even dog-friendly so it’s fun for the whole family.

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For more information, visit the Austin Park’s Foundation page for Turkey Creek at Emma Long.

A PDF map of the park can be downloaded here.

A big thanks to Hike It Baby for sharing photos of Turkey Creek Trail. Hike it Baby is a parent group focused on getting families outside together, enjoying nature in a safe and supported way. Join the free Hike It Baby Austin Facebook Group, and get to exploring the great outdoors!

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