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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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St. Edwards Park- Hill Trail
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

Nice trail. Rugged areas that you have to cross along the riverbank that are cool. Found the trail that leads up the cliffside and that was pretty neat. Inclines were not too bad, although there is a spot that is really steep to go up, and that was a nice workout for the lungs and calves. I would have given this trail 5 stars if it would not have been for the horrible bags of dog poo left everywhere on the trail. It was just ridiculous. There are lots and lots of different paths that you could go on, so I could see how it could be confusing to some. I didn't mind it so much, just took different paths and worked my way through. I went on the path along the creek first, and walked my way back to the road to get to the cliffside path which was a bit more challenging of a path to take. For all of those who are confused on finding the path going up the cliff, there are two ways I found to get to it... One way is to cross the river as soon as you come to it, and there is a path leading up, another route is to walk along the river until you come to the street, cross over to the cliffside there and the trail begins. Nice hike. Much more to explore on this one, so I will be back.

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Turkey Creek Trail
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22 Completed 4 Reviews

Pretty trail on a pretty creek.

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St. Edwards Park- Hill Trail
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22 Completed 4 Reviews

I've been hiking this trail since 1990. Love it! It has become very busy but I am pleased that people have been taking good care of it! It has a couple of good training hills. THERE IS NOT CAMPING HERE, so that symbol needs to be removed on the trail description.

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Wild Basin Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I loved this trail! It's exhausting, so be ready for a lot of steps! The waterfall is beautiful and the trail is peaceful and pretty! There are two creeks to cross that found, but not deep and of course they aren't always full! If you want running water as one of the pretty nature sounds, go after some rain! :) enjoy!

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

Very nice trail. Awesome water views along the whole way. There are a few places where you cross the water. Bring some water proof shoes because even with rocks to cross... You'll probably still get your feet wet. Inclines aren't too intense, but a nice little workout. People were actually running the trail. Narrow places here and there. There are three routes you can take in se places. all are pretty awesome. Will probably do this trail once a week as it is close by. Loved it. One of the nicest trails to hike in Austin.

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Trailhead Park Trail
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9 Completed 5 Reviews

Great beginner trail. There is an alternate route after the paved part that gives you a slight bit more of a challenge. Higher up and to the right when you come down the boulders from the paved trail. The creek is nice to see in a few spots along the way. Easy to hike with kids or pets.

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St. Edwards Park- Hill Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Overall a great really easy and fun trail for a quick hike/walk. This isnt a trail thats going to challenge you to push your limits, but to get out into the beauty of nature, it is nice and close to town. Love the dam waterfalls and rock bridge crossing to get to the upper side of the trail. Great fun.

My only complaint is that most owners to not abide by the dogs on leash rule. I had several dogs approach my dog an I as we were hiking. My dog was on a leash and thus felt threatened by the oncoming dog sans leash. Their owners were not even within eyesight when this occurred so for all I know it could have been an unfriendly dog. Make no mistake, if I feel threatened or I feel that my dog is threatened, I will not hesitate to deescalate the situation in anyway I feel necessary.

The rules are there for a reason. To protect me, you and our dogs. If you dont like those rules, there are plenty of off leash parks around to explore. But for the sake of my animal and yours, please make sure to keep them leashed.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Beauty and adventure on a great trail. Took our dog and 7-11 yo kids for the afternoon. My suggestion is to drive to the farthest/lower trail head and hike the whole trail, then just take the road back to your car to make a loop.

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Slaughter Creek Trail
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2 Completed 3 Reviews

The easiest way to get to the trailhead is to go to the south end of Mopac, then right on 45. At T intersection with 1826 take a right, go 1.8 miles and turn right into driveway just before creek.

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St. Edwards Park- Hill Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Great walk. The path (Red Trail) along road was great for our six year old. We will do this one again.

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