LOCATION: 4301 W. William Cannon Drive South Side of William Cannon, Just West of MoPac
DISTANCE: Each loop of the trail is approximately 1.6 miles, making it the perfect place to train for your next 5K!
HOW TOUGH?: Fairly flat, but sun exposure could get you overheated.
HOW PRETTY? The west and south sections are tree-lined, shaded, and quiet. The north and east sections are along pretty major roads, but still have plenty to look at (and a nice breeze from passing traffic).
TYPE OF PATH: Dirt Trail
DOG FRIENDLY? FOR RUNNING: Yes! FOR PLAYGROUNDING: Yes!
PLAYSCAPE FEATURES: Geared toward kiddos 3+, this playground has a notoriously fast slide with a pretty high drop-off at the end. However, its proximity to a bunch of stores and restaurants makes it worth the trip!
PLAYSCAPE SURFACE: Mulch
BATHROOMS (BECAUSE POTTY TRAINING HAPPENS): No bathrooms on the trail, but plenty of places where you can pop into a business and do your business. Costco, Whole Foods, Chuy's, Mandola's (the restaurant with fully-stocked changing tables in both the men's and women's bathrooms), The Little Gym, Cheddars, Kerbey Lane, Torchy's, etc.
PARKING: The trail has several entrances, but you can usually find a shady spot to park in the Whole Foods lot, where you can hop onto the trail and start running.
EXTRAS: As previously mentioned, this trail encircles a huge shopping center, so after your super fast running lulls your little one(s) to sleep, you can get a little shopping done, too! Or reward yourself for all your hard work with a quick bite to eat at one of the eateries.
STARTING NEAR WHOLE FOODS, HEAD NORTH TO HIT THE TRAIL, AND THEN FOLLOW THE YELLOW(ISH) DIRT PATH IN A LOOP. 1.55 MILES