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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
      SW 45 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
      • 7
      • 15
      • 115
      • 46
      • 2

      Region Status
      Open as of Jul 24, 2021

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      189
      Trails Mountain Bike
      186
      Trails E-Bike
      5
      Trails Hike
      181
      Trails Trail Running
      181
      Total Distance
      93 miles
      Total Descent
      3,830 ft
      Total Vertical
      408 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,021 ft
      Reports
      528
      Photos
      80
      Ridden Counter
      20,084

      Photos of South Austin Trail Network (SATN) Mountain Bike

      trail: Southbank
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      Jul 3, 2021 @ 2:58pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      trail: Triple Dip
      13 |
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 2:56pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      trail: Triple Dip
      6 |
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 2:56pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      trail: Triple Dip
      7 |
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 2:56pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      trail: Triple Dip
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      Jul 3, 2021 @ 2:56pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      trail: Triple Dip
      6 |
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 2:56pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      trail: Triple Dip
      6 |
      Jul 3, 2021 @ 2:56pm
      Jul 3, 2021
      123 |
      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 | 38 | Jul 6, 2020
      Trail Feature: Triple Dip - South Austin Trail...
      trail: Triple Dip
      2:21 | 12 | Jul 4, 2021 , Austin
      South Austin Trail Network - Northbank - Trail...
      trail: Northbank
      6:05 | 23 | Jun 28, 2021 , Austin
      Trail Feature: Escarpment Spillway - South...
      1:05 | 19 | Jun 13, 2021 , Austin
      SATN Mountain Biking (9) - Rocky Madness,...
      trail: Drop Drip
      12:45 | 18 | Jun 12, 2021 , Austin
      SATN Mountain Biking (9) - Rocky Madness,...
      12:45 | 13 | Jun 12, 2021 , Austin
      SATN Mountain Biking (9) - Rocky Madness,...
      trail: DN/LB
      12:45 | 9 | Jun 12, 2021 , Austin
      SATN Mountain Biking (8) - Poke Eye Man,...
      12:58 | 11 | Jun 12, 2021 , Austin

      Recent Trail Reports

      Activity Feed

      usernameactiontypetitledate
      user #2747451DawnCoyoteriddentrail45 Flow and 2 more
      Jul 31, 2021 @ 7:26pm
      2 days
      user #2787031amr1125riddentrailCanterbury Trails and 3 more
      Jul 30, 2021 @ 8:56am
      Jul 30, 2021
      user #2800019EnigmaExtremeriddentrailMaxwell Slaughter Creek Trail
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 5:53pm
      Jul 29, 2021
      user #2800019EnigmaExtremeriddentrailBambi Likes Waffles and 4 more
      Jul 29, 2021 @ 1:26pm
      Jul 29, 2021
      user #1581962heezy919addreportCircle C Metro Park Hike and Bike Trail
      Jul 24, 2021 @ 4:09pm
      Jul 24, 2021

      Recent Comments

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      user #2615648SATN-XCtrailAvana ConnectorBest if ridden South to North. Trail gets...
      May 19, 2021 @ 11:52am
      May 19, 2021
      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

      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 Bike18591 miles3,573 ft26 miles407 ft
      #587#29280528913,439
      E-Bike54 miles167 ft2 miles207 ft
      #1,806#44145556
      Hike18187 miles3,589 ft25 miles407 ft
      #409#2385241180
      Trail Running18187 miles3,589 ft25 miles407 ft
      #412#2385241474
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