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      South Austin Trail Network is a system of interconnected greenbelts tucked away into the suburbs of Southwest Austin Texas. Many of these trails are leftovers from an era when his land was owned by ranchers and indeed you will find many barbed wire fences crisscrossing through the network, some embedded into the trees that have grown in around them. Residents of Circle C, Legend Oaks, Western Oaks, Shady Hollow, and numerous other neighborhoods consider this system their backyard.

      The individual greenbelt trail systems have been cleverly linked together using underpasses and drainage tunnels, with few pavement miles or road crossings required to complete an epic ride of 25 miles or more. The primarily intermediate terrain is mostly cross country with mild elevation and many rock gardens along the over 100 miles of single track. This is a network tailor made to the cross country shredder who wants to work on fitness and endurance; however, there are multiple features that will thrill even the advanced rider looking to get rowdy. Meridian Bowl and the drop on E Spank come to mind.

      The network is mostly unsanctioned by the City of Austin at this point in time; however, the Maxwell Slaughter Creek Trail is official, and is a great representation of the areas native blackland prairie.

      This network is often recommended to beginners, and it is definitely more mellow than some of the other popular riding areas in Central Texas; however, it is easy to get lost, and you may find yourself walking more rock gardens than you anticipated. For that reason, SATN is often best experienced with a guide, or with a handy navigation app.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      ATX Bikes Parking google parking directions
      Access Info:
      Popular Trailheads: Escarpment Blvd @ Escarpment Spillway. ATX Bikes. Maxwell Slaughter Creek Trail, The Veloway.
      Disclaimer:
      Most of the trails in this network are not official trails sanctioned by the City of Austin.
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      Region Details
      • 6
      • 18
      • 132
      • 47
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of 14 hours

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      209
      Trails Mountain Bike
      220
      Trails E-Bike
      6
      Trails Hike
      214
      Trails Trail Running
      214
      Total Distance
      94 miles
      Total Descent
      3,882 ft
      Total Vertical
      408 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,021 ft
      Reports
      461
      Photos
      68
      Ridden Counter
      17,658

      Photos of South Austin Trail Network (SATN) Mountain Bike

      3 |
      May 2, 2021 @ 5:31pm
      May 2, 2021
      8 |
      Apr 30, 2021 @ 8:13am
      Apr 30, 2021
      8 |
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 12:55am
      Apr 17, 2021
      trail: E Spank
      25 |
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 12:55am
      Apr 17, 2021
      trail: The Boneyard
      8 |
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 12:24am
      Apr 17, 2021
      trail: Four Ledges
      15 |
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 12:23am
      Apr 17, 2021
      trail: Slalom
      8 |
      Apr 17, 2021 @ 12:23am
      Apr 17, 2021
      101 |
      Apr 1, 2020 @ 6:28am
      Apr 1, 2020

      Videos of South Austin Trail Network (SATN) Mountain Bike

      Loop around at 2X Speed, normal is 12min
      5:15 | 34 | Jul 6, 2020
      SATN - Southbank
      trail: Southbank
      9:00 | 26 | Apr 10, 2021 , Austin
      SATN - Escarpment Spillway
      9:00 | 15 | Apr 10, 2021 , Austin
      South Austin Trail Network - Slaughter Creek Trail
      3:50 | 41 | Mar 28, 2021 , Austin
      South Austin Trail Network - Bunny Gravel...
      3:23 | 23 | Mar 28, 2021 , Austin
      SATN Mountain Biking (7) - Firehouse &...
      trail: Firehouse
      11:31 | 23 | Mar 25, 2021 , Austin
      SATN Mountain Biking (6) - 45 Flow & South...
      trail: 45 Flow
      10:33 | 59 | Mar 12, 2021 , Austin
      entre 2 clients
      trail: Northbank
      0:24 | 105 | Apr 26, 2009

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

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      user #2670343tooslow4uwishlisttrailMaxwell Slaughter Creek Trail
      May 7, 2021 @ 10:13pm
      8 hours
      user #1328244TylerG96addreportSpruce Canyon Sh45 Connector and 1 more
      May 7, 2021 @ 7:08pm
      11 hours
      user #2349924BobbyKochwishlisttrailMaxwell Slaughter Creek Trail
      May 7, 2021 @ 1:09pm
      17 hours
      user #1943160dmautzwishlisttrailMaxwell Slaughter Creek Trail
      May 7, 2021 @ 10:48am
      20 hours
      user #1943160dmautzriddentrailMaxwell Slaughter Creek Trail
      May 7, 2021 @ 10:47am
      20 hours

      Recent Comments

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      user #2574794redxethtrailRoast BeefRight at the junction with Dead End-not Worth...
      Mar 28, 2021 @ 9:45pm
      Mar 28, 2021
      user #1560333geostartrailPikachuWhy is this trail called Pikachu?
      Mar 24, 2021 @ 7:00pm
      Mar 24, 2021
      user #1568387TurntextrailOnion ParkYou got it! LOL
      Nov 20, 2020 @ 9:47pm
      Nov 20, 2020
      user #2498161mtbatxtrailOnion ParkThoughts on naming this section "Three Kings"...
      Nov 20, 2020 @ 8:11pm
      Nov 20, 2020
      user #2390860pizzadrop34trailMaxwell Slaughter Creek TrailAs of Oct 2020, this is the updated URL for...
      Oct 5, 2020 @ 12:54pm
      Oct 5, 2020

      Nearby Areas

      namedistance
      Bauerle Ranch at Slaughter Creek Greenbelt 12 74.4 km
      Grand Oaks 45.5 km
      South Boggy Creek Greenbelt 25.7 km
      Dittmar Park 36.3 km
      Barton Creek Greenbelt 10 20 106.4 km

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike21892 miles3,625 ft27 miles407 ft
      #582#28772461912,203
      E-Bike64 miles171 ft2 miles207 ft
      #1,747#42239148
      Hike21489 miles3,655 ft26 miles407 ft
      #411#2374581148
      Trail Running21489 miles3,655 ft26 miles407 ft
      #414#2374581364
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