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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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Walnut Creek Trail
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20 Completed 2 Reviews

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Walnut Creek Trail
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6 Completed 5 Reviews

This system is apparently well known for being really confusing for first timers and we were no exception. You can always find your way back to parking but with multiple closures and confusing signage, getting a good flow and speed was a bit difficult.. that was also difficult due to how much trail traffic there was on a Saturday.. the walkers/hikers/dog folks seemed a bit unaware of the etiquette for sharing trails with faster moving people on bikes.. MOVE!! Lots of odor of dog crap.. baggies filled with dog crap everywhere.. not great.. BUT the beautiful views, and potentially awesome trails are well worth trying again on a less crowded day... Don't expect your first time there as an experienced MTBr to be perfect unless you are on a less crowded day and have lots of time to test your patience.

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Walnut Creek Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Rode here on Saturday. It's not too bad. If it weren't for the constant slowing down for hikers, kids, dogs and bags of dog crap it could be a lot more fun. Certain areas a non leash areas which is cool if you take your dog. There are trail signs in a couple of locations but the trail system is poorly marked for as popular it is in the area. I will say though that there are signs pointing to the parking lot everywhere making it easy to get back to. If it wasn't for the constant smell of dog crap I'd have rated it higher. For some reason people like to bag up their dog crap but will leave it on the trail. Doesn't make any sense.

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Slaughter Creek Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Dropped Pin

near Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park on Slaughter Creek
6301 W Slaughter Ln
Austin, TX 78739

http://goo.gl/maps/i8CsQ

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Walnut Creek Trail
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3 Completed 1 Reviews

To much pavement. If people are looking for a safer entrance, there's a connector that has been built at a small park on the corner of Duval and Amherst. It's about 1.5mi of easy flat trail to connect to the main trail. It's been Built as of 10/01/14

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Sculpture Falls Hike at Barton Creek
by Kerrie Metschan

8 Completed 9 Reviews

Beautiful hike through the woods right in the heart of ATX! Great trail to bring your dog with a special swimming spot in the middle! Sculpture Falls is a peaceful & beautiful point to soak in some peace.

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Sculpture Falls Hike at Barton Creek
by Kerrie Metschan

8 Completed 9 Reviews

Beautiful hike through the woods right in the heart of ATX! Great trail to bring your dog with a special swimming spot in the middle! Sculpture Falls is a peaceful & beautiful point to soak in some peace.

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St. Edwards Park- Hill Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

It was an ok hike. Lots of tall grass/plants so make sure to wear longer pants. There were plenty of spider webs on the blue trail/red trail, honestly all the trails. After a bad encounter, we headed back and crossed the river. We hiked up to another trail and it was decent. No panoramic views once you keep walking, so that was disappointing. Still an ok walk. Pets are supposed to be on leash, but none of the owners there followed that. Good water places for the pups though.
Probably wouldn't do this one again, but it was ok.

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St. Edwards Park- Hill Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice shaded trail with the clear water running. The rope swing is difficult for kids. Did not make it up to the top but , the family and I will be back for that.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Went on this trail with my friend and my dog (60lb mix). Some places were narrow so you couldn't walk side by side but good. Can be slippery when wet, as most of the steps are wood.
Lots of great places for dogs to get in the water!! There was a point on the trail where we had to turn around so we did a total of 3 miles.
Entrance is behind the pond with the swan. Go across the bridge and you'll see the trail head with a map.

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