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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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Riverplace Nature Trail
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This is the best hiking you are going to get in the Austin area. I have looked all over and this trail has the best elevations and is consistently pretty (greenbelt is beautiful when there is water and pretty blah and sad when there is not). for those people searching for true hiking... you are in the wrong city... sorry. we only have suburban hiking and urban trails around the "lake" which is actually a river. Can someone confirm for me whether or not the upper part is back open? I want to go back but the lower trail is not worth the drive through suburban hell (that part you were spot on about matthew!)

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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I like to start at the top of the trail, not the bottom and run it. Its probably a 4-5 on the technical level for a running trail but short (only 3 miles round trip). Still a nice workout.
True in the middle of suburbia but its still peaceful with the little creek at the bottom and and big Texas sky above. (BTW - I'm from Arizona where there is superb hiking)

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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I agree with Matthew. I barely broke a sweat. Granted, I just moved from Seattle, so I've turned into quite a bit of a hike snob, but COME ON. It abruptly ended at a barbed wire fence with zero look-out, there was very little incline, and the entire thing took an hour, at best. Can anyone suggest a physically demanding climb with a scenic summit? I'm dyin' over here!!

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Barton Creek Greenbelt
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Nice trail and super convenient. Rented a mtb from Barton Creek Bike Rentals. The trailhead is about a five minute ride from the shop. 7 miles out and 7 back. Plenty of rocks and rock gardens.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

Pretty sure the guy below me didn't go to this trail. This was a tough trail with lots of stairs. There's no way you could take a baby carrier up it.

In any case, it was a lot of fun. We didn't have enough time to do the whole thing, but we will be going back within the next week.

Lots of beautiful areas to stop and look at along the creek, and there was quite a bit of solitude. There was no one on the trail at all except the two of us.

Will be uploading some pictures as soon as I get back to my computer.

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