Austin trail running enthusiasts are spoilt for choice in this great town. The single track experiences in South West Austin put you in a rural, bushland setting amongst local native fauna and flora. There is a chance to see deer, and mountain cats and dogs, all very friendly.
The carpark and entrance of the Slaughter Creek trail houses a historic pastoral homestead, the trails are remnants of the cattle and horse herding that complimented the farming activities of a by-gone era. Leaving from the homestead, we immediately hit the single track and stay on that trail for a solid 5 miles, passing through undulating and diverse landscapes. At one point, we pop out at a high point for some orientation of the local area, and short glimpse of the suburbia landscape in the distance, then plunge back into the depths of the scrub and vegetation.
The trail is inconsistent and rocky. It is advisable that you have done some trail running prior to tackling this great fun track.