The Brushy Creek Trail System is a scenic trail system that meanders through natural areas in the North Austin suburbs. The trails system is continually being improved and connected to other local established trails to create a larger regional trail system. Along the way, it connects to many city and county parks, offering a wide range of recreational opportunities, including biking, jogging, sports facilities, skateboarding, disc golf, swimming, rock climbing, fishing, picnicking, canoeing, and kayaking. Eventually the trail is planned to total 30 miles by filling in the gap between existing trails and continuing the trail farther east to Hutto and farther west to Sandy Creek Park on Lake Travis in Travis County. See Trail Map.
In Cedar Park, the Brushy Creek Trail System goes from the Twin Lakes YMCA in Cedar Park all the way to Hairy Man Road in Round Rock along Brushy Creek. The trail has multiple trailheads along its length, typically, just off of Brushy Creek Road with ample parking areas at several parks along the way. It’s great way to spend the day n Cedar Park and enjoy ~7.75 miles of nature along well maintained paved and crushed granite pathways with plenty of activities for any age and ability.
Starting off at Twin Lakes YMCA you can enjoy a nice picnic under the pavilion while you watch the ducks swim in the pond. The YMCA offers large track of land with swimming pools, archery range, rope course, sand volleyball court, and other educational activities. Ample parking and restrooms. Memberships are very reasonable at the Twin Lakes YMCA to utilize all of the facilities.
From Twin Lake Park you can take the ~2.25 mile path to the Brushy Creek Sports Park. Here you can enjoy 2 baseball fields, 3 football/soccer fields, basketball court, skate park, 9 hole disc-golf, playscape and pavilion. If you are a disc-golf fanatic check out these other Disk Golf Courses around Cedar Park. There is also plenty of parking and restrooms at this park.
Continue on the path for ~0.75 miles toward Brushy Creek Lake Park (the last of Cedar Park’s city owned parks). This 90 acre jewel of a park features a beautiful lake where the scenery changes with the seasons. Excellent photo ops here! Get you family photos done here during the spring wildflower season! There are multiple paths, fishing pier, kayaking, exercise stations, splash pad, playscape, pavilions, sand volleyball, and picnic tables with BBQ stations. There are also multiple mountain biking trails to explore in this area.
After you stop to smell the flowers, continue your journey 1.5 miles to Champion Park. Bring your shovel and search for dinosaur casting in the covered kid’s sand play area. Jump around on the dinosaur bone play scapes, swings, and bouldering rocks. Rent the large party pavilion for an unforgettable birthday. Enjoy multiple walking, jogging, and bike trails. The wide open field is popular for kite fliers and RC plane enthusiasts.
From Champions Park it’s another 1.5 miles down the trail to the quaint Creek Side Park in Round Rock. Take the kids here to enjoy the tree shaded playscape, basketball court, and pool (with a fee and restricted hours). There are tennis courts at this park but its resident use only in the Brushy Creek MUD District.
Headed the other direction from the Twin Lakes YMCA in Cedar Park, a future extension of the Brushy Creek Trail System will cross Bell Blvd and connect to the City of Cedar Park’s newest and largest city Park, Lakeline Park opening Spring 2023. Lakeline Park features