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Riverplace Nature Trail

Austin, TX

Riverplace Nature Trail is a 5 mile point-to-point trail located near Austin, TX that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from September until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

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Red Bud
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7 Completed 1 Reviews

I'm torn between 3 stars and 4 stars. This is great for dogs and ours loved it but it does smell a little worse than most dog parks but you get used to it quickly. The worst part is parking. Since this is a pretty popular dog park and the lot is small, you most likely will have to wait in a line as one car leaves, one can enter. Our wait on a Sunday around 11am was about 25 mins. I wouldn't recommend this for anyone who really wants a good hiking experience or doesn't have dogs. It's all walking but once you can actually park, and get passed the smell, you'll end up on the edge of the park and that view is well worth it.

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Dick Nichols Park Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

We have been in the neighborhood for 22 years and love Dick Nichols Park. As it does, Austin's growth has placed development next to the park in the form of Medical Buildings and Elderly Care Centers or the like. Can't stop growth, but the development tore a big whole in the backside of the park. Once a totally natural trail with no visual hint of the roads, buildings and Mopac. Sadly to say, a large portion is now open to a view of Mopac, a retaining wall and a three story building going up. Again, we can't stop growth, however due to an "oversight" in the construction process, and significant treeline was leveled that could have shielded much of the new "nuisance". I would like to rally support to have the development, banks involved, companies going in, to be aware of this. End goal would be a mutual agreement that trees or at least shrubs and fast growing native bushes could be planted to help keep the park and the trail as natural as possible.
Please forward this message to any concerned. Thank you.

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

One of the few treasure around Austin, TX if you live in the area. Wonderfully preserved nature and moderately easy hike!

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

One of the few treasure around Austin, TX if you live in the area. Wonderfully preserved nature and moderately easy hike!

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Excellent trail! Good conditioning trail with lots of altitude changes. We did out and back for 5.5 miles and was hurting for a couple of days! Beautiful scenery and lots of little waterfalls for a wonderful sounding hike! Bonus: lots of dogs and dog lovers :)

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Barton Creek Greenbelt
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

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Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail
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8 Completed 1 Reviews

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Great Hills Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Quiet & great for kids. It is best early in the morning to see wildlife.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
by Michelle Swimley

3 Completed 1 Reviews

The trail is beautiful and well maintained. My only problem is that it's a single track trail with a ton of people hiking in both directions which becomes increasingly annoying when you have to keep pausing off to the side to let people pass.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Trail is well maintained. Great for a work out, but not good for an adventurous hike.