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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
      Veloway Park 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
      • 15
      • 45
      • 263
      • 92
      • 9
      • 1

      Region Status
      Open as of Apr 17, 2020

      Stats

      Avg Trail Rating
      Trails (view details)
      431
      Trails Mountain Bike
      426
      Trails E-Bike
      234
      Trails Hike
      425
      Trails Trail Running
      425
      Trails Horse
      31
      Trails Dirtbike/Moto
      1
      Total Distance
      133 miles
      Total Descent
      4,655 ft
      Total Vertical
      434 ft
      Highest Trailhead
      1,020 ft
      Reports
      813
      Photos
      151
      Ridden Counter
      37,746

      Photos of South Austin Trail Network (SATN) Mountain Bike

      trail: Jungle Love
      7 |
      Jun 9, 2022 @ 3:06pm
      Jun 9, 2022
      trail: Jungle Love
      11 |
      Jun 9, 2022 @ 3:06pm
      Jun 9, 2022
      79 |
      Apr 4, 2022 @ 9:29am
      Apr 4, 2022
      35 |
      Mar 25, 2022 @ 4:29pm
      Mar 25, 2022
      trail: E Spank
      50 |
      Mar 23, 2022 @ 7:12am
      Mar 23, 2022
      trail: E Spank
      42 |
      Mar 23, 2022 @ 7:12am
      Mar 23, 2022
      19 |
      Jan 17, 2022 @ 3:38pm
      Jan 17, 2022
      272 |
      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 | 96 | Jul 6, 2020
      Hot Laps at Slaughter Creek
      7:50 | 40 | Jul 5, 2022 , Austin
      Hot Laps at Slaughter Creek
      7:50 | 19 | Jul 5, 2022 , Austin
      South Austin Trail Network - E-Spank [Reverse]...
      trail: E Spank
      5:31 | 66 | Jun 10, 2022 , Austin
      SATN Sessions: Episode 1
      2:06 | 104 | Nov 23, 2021 , Austin
      Trail Feature: Triple Dip - South Austin Trail...
      trail: Triple Dip
      2:21 | 140 | Jul 4, 2021 , Austin
      South Austin Trail Network - Northbank - Trail...
      trail: Northbank
      6:05 | 132 | Jun 28, 2021 , Austin
      Trail Feature: Escarpment Spillway - South...
      1:05 | 139 | Jun 13, 2021 , Austin

      Current Trail Warnings

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      Burner
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 9:46am
      2 days
      IdealmtbatxCurrently closed due to construction...

      Recent Trail Reports

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      user #2498161mtbatxaddreportBurner
      Aug 9, 2022 @ 9:47am
      2 days
      user #3137207piconutriddentrailMaxwell Slaughter Creek Trail
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 6:34pm
      3 days
      user #3137207piconutwishlisttrailMaxwell Slaughter Creek Trail
      Aug 8, 2022 @ 6:33pm
      3 days
      user #3056653TIMBLISS3nSwishlistroute2021 SATN LizardSlayer
      Aug 7, 2022 @ 6:42am
      Aug 7, 2022
      user #2812996my-cycleriddentrailMaxwell Slaughter Creek Trail
      Aug 6, 2022 @ 9:43am
      Aug 6, 2022

      Recent Comments

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      user #2812996my-cycletrailLowbridgeTried it a couple times. I prefer to take...
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 2:30pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      user #2812996my-cycletrailBambi Likes WafflesGreat paired with Rudolph. Awesome little loop...
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 2:05pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      user #2812996my-cycletrailRudolph Loves PancakesThis paired with Bambi is a great loop that...
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 2:03pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      user #2812996my-cycletrailTin Can AlleyFun twisty trail with a few challenges. Mostly...
      Jul 26, 2022 @ 1:58pm
      Jul 26, 2022
      user #2291866capsaicinmantrailTemplesSo much poison ivy.
      May 29, 2022 @ 5:39pm
      May 29, 2022

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      Activity Type Stats

      activitytypetrailsdistancedescentdescent distancetotal verticalratingglobal rankstate rankphotosreportsroutesridelogs
      Mountain Bike425130 miles4,491 ft36 miles433 ft
      #91#361498133321,022
      E-Bike23410 miles420 ft3 miles325 ft
      #117#36709185
      Hike425127 miles4,472 ft35 miles433 ft
      #62#318061305
      Trail Running425127 miles4,472 ft35 miles433 ft
      #60#30280611,213
      Horse313 miles89 ft3,632 ft118 ft
      78
      Dirtbike/Moto1
      772
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