Over the years, Turkey Creek Trail has gone to the dogs. Luckily, Austin is a dog-lover’s city. The only off-leash area in Emma Long Metropolitan Park, the 2.5 mile stretch zig-zags across the creek bed, providing plenty of opportunities for your best friend to frolic—and for you to get your feet wet. Once you reach the top of the bluff, the trees thin out and a few wildflowers bloom. Just think how many likes you’ll get when you post a picture of Rover lying in bluebonnets.
Address: 1401-1711 City Park Rd
Hours: Sunrise to sunset
Parking: Small free gravel parking lot. Pay close attention to signs if you park on the street.
Length: 2.5 miles
Time: 1 hr