Trail Closure

A portion of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail will be temporarily closed from June 5 to June 30, 2017, due to upgrades to the railroad bridge by Capital Metro. The closed portion of the trail is under the railroad between Brushy Creek Sports Park and the 183A Trailhead. While the bridge work is under construction, Williamson County will perform needed repairs to the adjacent boardwalk. There is no alternate route available for this portion of the trail. For safety reasons, the trail and construction area will be completely fenced off and not open to the public during construction. Progress will be assessed throughout the construction period to determine if more time will be needed or, conversely, if the trail can be reopened ahead of schedule.

Capital Metro will make scheduled upgrades to the MetroRail Red Line on the railroad bridge between Lakeline and Leander Stations. The bridge work is required to enable long-term speed, safety and reliability enhancements along the Red Line. The construction will affect the last morning departure from Leander to Downtown Station and the first afternoon train from downtown to Leander. Capital Metro will provide bus service between Lakeline and Leander Stations for affected riders. The construction also will close a portion of the Brushy Creek Regional Trail.

Customers traveling southbound from Leander on the 8:40 a.m. train will board a dedicated bus to take them to Lakeline Station, where they will be able to catch the 9:22 a.m. southbound train. Customers traveling northbound to Leander on the 3:44 p.m. departure from Downtown Station will transfer at Lakeline Station to a dedicated bus that will take them to Leander. For more information about MetroRail schedules, please visit capmetro.org.  

Capital Metro will work to ensure minimal disruption to its customers, as well as to park patrons. For more information, please call 512-389-7525, email feedback@capmetro.org or go to capmetro.org/.

Brushy Creek Trail

Experience nature, history and community as you enjoy an afternoon excursion along Brushy Creek Regional Trail. The newest opening of phase III brings the trail to an impressive length of 6.75 miles and has extensive landscaping and scenic views.  The trail meanders along Brushy Creek from east of Great Oaks Drive, west to US 183 in Cedar Park.

The parks that lie along the trail provide many different amenities accessible to walkers, runners and bikers. Together, the parks have a collaboration of splash pads, swimming areas, climbing rocks, fishing docks, canoeing and kayaking, restrooms and multiple picnic and pavilion areas.  The trail links residential communities, businesses and retail centers and existing and proposed parks while promoting conservation and stewardship of open space, greenbelts and wetlands.  Download a pdf map of the trail.

Map of Brushy Creek Regional Trail
Brushy Creek Trail Map 

Brushy Creek Trail Phase 5

Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase V will extend the 7-mile trail from the eastern terminus along Hairy Man Road eastward (generally along Brushy Creek) to the planned Bathing Beach Park in the City of Round Rock, Texas, a distance of approximately 2.7 miles. With this trail expansion project, the County also wishes to explore and consider connection possibilities with Creek Bend Road, Hairy Man Road (or the vicinity) with the Brushy Creek Regional Trail. Upon completion, the trail will be 10’ wide concrete with a low water crossing and bridge that will help the public navigate through the Brushy Creek corridor. 

The public is invited to an Open House on October 29, 2015, to present proposed plans and gather public input on Williamson County’s Brushy Creek Regional Trail Phase V. The Open House will be held at the Fern Bluff Municipal Utility District Community Center, 7320 Wyoming Springs Drive, Round Rock, Texas, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The Open House will be an informal, come and go event with no formal presentation. Project maps, exhibits and handouts will be available for review and comment.  Representatives from Williamson County and their consultant will be present to answer questions about the project. 

Preliminary maps and exhibits of the project will be on display at the Open House and are currently available for review at the Williamson County Parks Department Headquarters, 219 Perry Mayfield, Leander, Texas, in the Southwest Williamson County Regional Park. 

All interested citizens are encouraged to attend the Open House and provide input on the project.  Verbal and written comments may be presented at the Open House.  Written comments not submitted during the Open House may be submitted to Williamson County Parks Department, 219 Perry Mayfield, Leander, TX 78641 or email parksandrec@wilco.org.  All comments received on or before Monday, November 30, 2015 will be included in the official record of the Open House. 


To view exhibits available at the Open House, click here.