The Cottonwood Trail is approximately 3.2 miles in length. In 2005, the trail originated in Fritz Park (400 Park Street, Hutto, Texas 78634) and connected to Creekside Park (305 Orchard Way, Hutto, Texas 78634). The trail meanders along Cottonwood Creek to connect the two parks. Later sections were added which included sidewalk pathways along Carl Stern Blvd and Mager Lane.
When these additions were added, the Cottonwood Trail connected Hutto Elementary to Nadine Johnson Elementary. The original idea for this trail occurred as a way to connect all Hutto ISD campuses so that children could walk or ride their bikes to school and never have to cross an unprotected section of roadway. In 2002-03, when the original project was conceived and designed, Nadine Johnson Elementary was known as the Primary School grades K-2; Hutto Elementary School was grades 3-5, the old school campus on College Street was known as Hutto Middle School for grades 6-8 and the Hutto High School housed grades 9-12. This project started the push to make Hutto a walkable community.
Things have changed a bunch in Hutto and efforts are being made to connect more neighborhoods to our parks and schools. Our Parks Master Plan identifies many things about how our trail system can and plans to grow. For more information on the plan please click here to go to our Master Plan page.
For a Map of the Cottonwood Trail, click here. This is a large file, please give a minute to load. Distances are shown on this map.
Hutto Lake Park Trails
Hutto Lake Park is located at 805 Estate Drive, Hutto Texas 78634. The park is just under forty acres of land which includes a pond approximately 10 acres when full at normal capacity.
The two trails total 1.25 miles of trail and are a mix of decomposed granite gravel and concrete sidewalk. The concrete sidewalk around the small pond is 1/4 mile in length. The decomposed granite gravel trail around the large pond is 1 mile in length.
For Map of the Hutto Lake Park trails, click here. This is a large file, please give a minute to load.