The Woods Greenbelt

1.20 Miles
90 Feet
Round Rock
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Getting there: From I-35 in Round Rock take the RR 620 exit and head west on 620. Turn right onto Cornerwood Drive then turn left onto Monona Drive. Go four blocks and turn right onto Ephrain Road. The trailhead is on the right just on the other side of the small creek about a block from Monona.

The Hike: The Woods Greenbelt follows the path of a small stream that flows south into Davis Spring Branch. The trail surface is well maintained crushed granite throughout and mostly flat. The trail is suitable for hikers of all abilities.

There's not much of a buffer between the backyard fences of houses on one side of the greenbelt and the other, so there's no real solitude to speak of here. Near the turnaround point of the hike the gap between the houses on either side narrows to scarcely more than the width of the trail itself. Don't be confused by the topo map. The area has been built up quite a bit since the government map was created.

Unlike some of the other BCMUD hikes taken this day, The Woods Greenbelt had a few more stately oaks and less Cedar. Still there is plenty of open skies throughout much of the trail.

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The Woods Greenbelt does have a few nice large oaks. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
One is always in eyesight of a house, and occassionally the houses really close in on the trail. (Photo by Austin Explorer)
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