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
From the writeup I thought I'd hate it. Houses are around but the path itself is pretty nice. It's just too short. There is a sidewalk across the street on the south end we didn't investigate. Afterward we went a few blocks over to the community trail which made for a nice addendum.
This hike has lots of trees and bending paths with elevation change. If you focus on the flora and fauna, e.g. butterflies, you can feel a little more isolation even though there is always a house in view.