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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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  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

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Walnut Creek Trail
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40 Completed 7 Reviews

Nice for city area mtn biking.

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St. Edwards Park- Hill Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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St. Edwards Park- Hill Trail
by Kerrie Metschan

6 Completed 5 Reviews

What a wonderful escape in the heart of Austin - Great trail!!

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McKinney Falls State Park Trails
by Michael Doebler

1 Completed 1 Reviews

We went Labor Day Weekend and found it as is most of Southwest Texas, dry and in a drought. Although there was water, no waterfall either upper or lower to speak of. We were kind of nervous about even going into the water as it looked clear but not a running stream. We took bikes and stayed on the paved paths (recommended for leisure bikers). All the previous reviews are correct, the Park lacks adequate signage for trails. Even though one of our bikes broke and I carried it out, we had a good time. I will go back when the water is running. I am sure the beauty will shine through then.

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Bull Creek Greenbelt trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Pretty cool spot with some cool rock formations to climb on to get better views and pictures. Nice spots to walk along the river. Not crowded at all. Although I went on a Tuesday and it was 100 degrees. But a fun little hike none the less.

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Slaughter Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Read the reviews. We can't find this trailhead. We drove around for an hour. Can somebody post clear directions or a map with a pun drop to the trailhead? Mucho appreciated.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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3 Completed 3 Reviews

Really enjoyed this trail. The elevation was killer and a great running workout. Runners: don't be discouraged about the distance, the elevation makes up for it. It was very pretty, and I'd recommend it. Trail can be a bit narrow.

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McKinney Falls State Park Trails
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I decided to start training for a backpacking trip! I chose this as my first hiking experience. I took advise from "Paul Park" and went on homestead trail. I even hiked the flint rock loop. It added 2.25 miles and made it much intense. I had an amazing time.

If I would have done something different is take a frozen water bottle in addition to my ice water. And maybe gone a little earlier in the day or later in the evening.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This trail has great potential however, the stream is basically dried up (no surprise given the fact were in Texas) there were a TON of Mosquitos from parts of the creek that still had water. Even with the bug spray you still had them swarming around you. It's not a bad trail if you can stand those aspects of it.

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Great Hills Park Trail
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4 Completed 2 Reviews

This is a great trail. Although I did not complete it totally because I was by myself, and it spooked me little because it is heavily wooded. I am sure I am probably over thinking this, but I'd feel comfortable with someone else.
On a positive note, I went on a very hot day as today, and didn't seem too bad. It's a perfect moderate, shady, and beautiful hike. I recommend going! Oh but bring your bug spray, and water of course.

The downside is, I parked on Floral Park along side the road, but I am sure there is another entrance that has appropriate parking.
I am rating it a 4 because I didn't like the parking and you really had to LOOK for the signage on the right side of the road.

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