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Riverplace Nature Trail

Austin, TX

Great trail....tons of stairs. Good elevation. Even more challenging if you park at the park at the bottom of the neighborhood and run up all the hill, however this is not for the light of heart.

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Slaughter Creek Trail
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57 Completed 22 Reviews

Quiet. Peaceful. Really enjoyed this one.

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Emma Long Motocross Park (City Park)
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

kickass trail especially if you like getting your butt whooped lol Be prepared mentally and physically, bring plenty of water and be careful when it just finished raining. went out there today and saw several people on dirt bikes and a group of guys on their mountain bike's , so I want alone out there. So if you are out there alone be careful and I urge to bring a helmet. It just rained so it was badass because water was cascading everywhere, needles to say that made things even more interesting and dangerous at the same time. Give dirt bikes the right away if you're on your bicycle, and yes u can hear them coming so you have plenty of time to steer clear. Once again, kick ass ride, kept me on my toes and almost flipped over twice which I'm not proud of lol

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Hike 1 - Stephenson Preserve
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This is a great little pocket of hills and trees and wildlife in the middle of a city.
We live in the neighborhood and walk the trails of Stephenson almost daily. There are dozens of criss-crossing trails that can either lead to great adventure or confusing frustration, depending on your attitude. You can have walks of a mile or follow the meanders and turn at the intersections and put in four miles or more. We've seen all kinds of wildlife: deer, rabbits, hundreds of butterflies, snakes, lizards, etc. A very enjoyable place.

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Trailhead Park Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I was concerned that this trail wouldn't be challenging enough until I came to the unpaved section. I nearly went end to end based on the All Trails map, clocked 3.86 miles in 1 hour and 53 minutes and burned about 2,200 calories on this trail. I am a beginner hiker and this was a good beginner trail. Parts of it are literally just outside of the backyards of homes in the neighborhood which is a bit odd. I may do this trail again, but it won't be a regular one for me. There is a good part of the trail that is on the All Trails map that doesn't exist on Google maps or the Austin Explorer map. That part of the trails is more challenging and less covered - it begins just to the left of the big rocky incline that ends near Brimfield Dr.

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Great Hills Park Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

I enjoyed the trails in this park however, I didn't get anywhere near 5 miles doing nearly the full out and back from the Floral Park Trailhead. I got closer to 2.5 miles skipping only one small part of the trail because it was too muddy that day. The trails have a good amount of inclines and declines so that you get in a good workout - but since it's hiking it's just fun, not work.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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4 Completed 4 Reviews

Very technical in parts, the hill at the north end is an extremely challenging run going uphill, you'll ride yor brakes going down.. Lots of foot traffic but the people are laid back and cool with bikes. Great for moderate riders.

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Barton Creek Greenbelt
by Aaron Johnson

5 Completed 1 Reviews

Beautiful place, but nearly impossible to find parking and trail space on beautiful weekends due to droves of ppl wanting to enjoy this awesome spot. If you're looking to mountain bike, come on a weekday

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Turkey Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail and exactly what we were looking for. We live in the middle of downtown Austin (close to Whole Foods) and it took about 25 minutes to get to the trailhead. Half the drive is on a freeway but the other half is on a beautiful paved road that actually reminded us a lot of Malibu.

The trail has three things going for it that moved it from 4 to 5 stars for me:

1. Lots of tree covering - Austin is hot, really hot, so being in direct sunlight isn't very fun. Most of this trail has trees as a canopy which means the sun isn't beating down on you the entire time.

2. Creek following the trail - I love it when trails have a creek running alongside them and it's fun to cross over at different points - makes it feel more like an adventure.

3. It's a nice loop - 2.8M is about the perfect distance for a nice morning hike and the loop means you'll get new scenery for pretty much the entire time.

There were plenty of families with kids and lots of dogs so it is also family friendly. I wouldn't call it an easy hike since you do cross back and forth over a river and if you keep up a good pace you can get a solid workout in. That being said it is definitely not a difficult hike and there aren't any scary cliff edges or impossible uphills.

Great hike in all regards and we will definitely do it again, and again!

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Bull Creek Greenbelt trail
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

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Riverplace Nature Trail
by Eliza Jameson

6 Completed 3 Reviews

A lot of stairs! But its not a difficult hike. There is barely any elevation gain, but I am originally from Colorado. However, I went trail running with my dog, and it was fun. She loved it, and it was very enjoyable. I went alone so it's safe. It's very strange that it is right next to a golf-course and within a neighborhood. But by the time you start hiking, it feels like you are in nature. I will definitely go again if I am ever needing a good hike to go to that is close by.

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