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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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5 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a fantastic hike that really shows off what the Texas Hill Country has to offer. Great views at the summit, picturesque scenes of boulders and cliffs along the creek and the trail itself is amazingly made. Almost the whole trail is lined and stepped with cedar logs to prevent erosion. This is now one of my favorites.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

This is a fantastic hike that really shows off what the Texas Hill Country has to offer. Great views at the summit, picturesque scenes of boulders and cliffs along the creek and the trail itself is amazingly made. Almost the whole trail is lined and stepped with cedar logs to prevent erosion. This is now one of my favorites.

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McKinney Falls State Park Trails
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5 Completed 5 Reviews

Took my 7 year old here on a Saturday with beautiful weather. I could not believe the number of people and cars at the park. We had to park far away from the trailhead and walk about a mile from our car to get there. We went with the only intention of hiking the trails. I did not realize you couldn't access the trails without crossing the river and getting wet. Wet feet made for a miserable hike. We both slipped and fell in the river as well.

The trail map didn't exactly match the trail markings so we ended up going the wrong way several times. There were many unmarked trails as well. The newest section of the trails, Flintrock trail, was beautiful!

Despite the number of people and cars at the park, we only passed about 8 people on the trails. I would recommend a weekday visit to avoid the crowd and don't forget to bring extra socks if you're going to hike.

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upper shoal creek
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good scenery, be cautious of others, be safe! Get off and walk your bike of you have to, have good breaks and plenty of water. Awesome adventure!

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McKinney Falls State Park Trails
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8 Completed 4 Reviews

Beautiful waterfalls, great for a walk, not so much hiking.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Was I fun hike, TONS of stairs. There was water so the sounds were amazing. Very peaceful hike, I am definitely going to return. Trail is very narrow though.

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Sculpture Falls Hike at Barton Creek
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10 Completed 6 Reviews

Fairly easy hike. A bit rocky in most areas, but nothing too strenuous. Very nice water features and rock walls. Saw a few little caves. There is one area where the rock is a beautiful orange color. People were climbing that area. The waterfalls are very beautiful to see and can be quite breathtaking. People were enjoying swimming in many places. Lots of areas to take time to sit and reflect on the beauty. The water is clear and you can see the rocks in the water quite easily. The trees in the area are cool looking. There were a few different trails that you can take that all seem to lead back out the same way. There is one lower trail by the water that does not meet up with the cliff trail, goes under the overpass, but you still can hike up to get back to the trailhead. Will do this hike again to explore more, and to try some of the different trails. It was quite muddy as it had rained the day before so be prepared for that if you go after rain... It does accumulate a good amount of mud. Lots of people on the trail, but not crowding you in or anything like that. Would recommend.

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St. Edwards Park- Hill Trail
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10 Completed 6 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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