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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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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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Turkey Creek Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

Great trail for families- not too long, not too short. There are a few stream crossings and lots of dogs off leash. Very well shaded, which is key in the summer months. The kids even took a short dip in one of the running pools at the 0.75 mile marker!

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Turkey Creek Trail
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Good trail to unwind, but watch the traffic coming back : about 4:00 pm 360 starts getting bad.

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Barton Creek Greenbelt
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

Part of the walk is difficult: rocky terrain that will force your eyes down on the rocks with full concentration -- on not twisting the ankle. The Greenbelt is by far my favorite walks I've gone on here in Austin. The green, the shade, it's very beautiful, especially after several days of rain, this place gets dense almost like a rain forest.

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McKinney Falls State Park Trails
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5 Completed 4 Reviews

$6 bucks buys you no Ansel Adams ripoffs, but a lot of Texan sun in many diverse types of terrain that will capture your imagination. This is a very worthwhile wander. There is much to see but not a lot of time to spend looking at it all. Even now at the beginning of August, there are swimming holes to jump into. And there is some place that puts you in a world of the unknown- the badlands - wide areas to cross on top of black lava, when the heat is absorbed here the ground heat cooks anyone who would like collect some onions and butter before they jumped in.

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Great Hills Park Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

I'm not sure why this trail only has three stars because it is awesome! It is everything I could ever wish for in a trail, mainly lots of WATER! There are three or four different trails you can walk and I ended up walking all of them. Maybe next time I'll run the trail. My only complaint is that I wish it were longer.

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