Gilleland Creek Trail


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Gilleland Creek Trail Facts

States: Texas
Counties: Travis
Length: 6.5 miles
Trail end points: Northeast Metro Park and Grand Avenue Parkway
Trail surfaces: Concrete
Trail category: Greenway/Non-RT
ID: 10907162

Gilleland Creek Trail Description

The Gilleland Creek Trail is the highlight of Pflugerville's multiuse trail system. The trail runs through the heart of the city, connecting neighborhoods to each other and to their parks. Stretching 6.5 miles from point-to-point, it is also the longest hike and bike trail in Pflugerville. 

The east end of the trail is in Northeast Metropolitan Park, a huge 349-acre multipurpose recreation area with facilities for soccer, baseball and basketball as well as a skate park and BMX track. The trail goes right through the park, allowing park visitors to visit these facilities on foot or by bike, or to simply come for the trail itself. From the park, the trail heads north to Pecan Street, where it begins its gentle ascent towards Grand Avenue Parkway. 

The trail starts to follow the creek along its wooded banks, weaving in and out of the trees. Across Immanuel Road, there's a small trail parking lot in Bohls Park. The section of trail up to Railroad Avenue forms part of the Heritage Trail loop. At Railraod Avenue, the loop trail continues north, whereas the Gilleland Creek Trail continues west, passing the Gilleland Creek Pool and then threading through a series of community open spaces - Pfluger Park, Kuemple Park, Pfenning Park and Swenson Park. Small loops and trail spurs reach into the surrounding neighborhoods, inviting residents onto the trail to walk, run, bike, walk their dogs, and enjoy nature.

Parking and Trail Access

Park at Northeast Metropolitan Park (15500 Sun Light Near Way, Pflugerville, TX) but there may be fees for that. You can find the fee schedule on the Travis County Parks website. You can also park in the small lot in Bohls Park (200 Immanuel Rd, Pflugerville)

Gilleland Creek Trail Reviews


I only walked the portion of the trail that is near the pool and park. I enjoyed hearing the stream running along the trail at that section but wished there was shade!

Skating was so-so

There were portions of this trail that were really enjoyable on to skate. Some areas had large smooth concrete slabs allowing for some decent striding. However, there were a few portions that had smaller slabs with larger gaps that threatened to dislodge my fillings. The scenery was nice, especially near the trail head where the creek was visible. We went on a Sunday evening and it took about an hour and a half to skate. We saw a park where neighboring chickens were hanging out on the playground. The traffic was mainly pedestrian with some bicycle and a couple other skaters.

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