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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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Turkey Creek Trail
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1 Completed 0 Reviews

Love it. Leash free for the dogs. Very shady, mostly flat wiith a decent climb if you are so inclined.

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Great Hills Park Trail
by PR Latta

2 Completed 2 Reviews

Nice (leashed) dog walk -- not much water (it's August) and a lot of deer. I was glad I had my boots on -- some of the trail is rocky. Did the Sierra Oaks to Floral Park and back. I'm not sure how long there has been a detour -- it's quite established.

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Wild Basin Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

It has multiple great scenic overlooks on the first part of Arroyo Vista trail to watch the sunrise. The rest of the trail is pretty wooded and there's not a whole lot to see but it's still a good trek through the woods if you enjoy that. When I was there, basically any water there in the creek was stagnant, so I guess it only flows when there has been a lot of rain.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Good. Tougher than I thought to do the full out and back. Legs wobbly. Came out here in June and the creek bed was full and rumbling. Sad to see it bare. If you want a good hill workout but not too technical, this is trail for you!

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Wild Basin Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

I like this trail, and have done it twice. If you wander around and do all of it you end up doing about 3.8 miles. There are some stairs, nice views, and I have never seen it busy. Another nice thing is that they don't allow dogs, which means the trail is not littered with bags of crap thrown along the trail. Seriously, who does that? Why pick it up if you are just going to put it in a plastic bag, and then throw it back on the ground? Anyway, it's a good trail, and I like it. There are also a few geocaches there.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

I really liked this trail. Have been wanting to go do it for a while. For a 39 year old dude with a beer belly, it was quite a good work out. I started at the bottom, and did the whole thing up and back down, then did the short spur. Lots of stairs, good views, and hardly anybody on the trail on a Monday afternoon. Also saw a fox, so that was really cool.

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Slaughter Creek Trail
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6 Completed 4 Reviews

I really enjoyed this trail. Not many places in Austin that you can go on a Saturday, and not be super crowded. The trail was nice, and there are 2 geocaches in the area.

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Mayfield Preserve Garden Walk and Amble
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Awesome. The peacocks and cottage are beautiful. The Trails are all intertwined so you can walk around for a hour or two.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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6 Completed 6 Reviews

Okay hike. Trail was nice and manicured well. Much too close to civilization for my taste- you can see golf courses and homes threw the trees during the trail.

Lots of bugs!! Highly recommended bug spray.

Would have been better if the creek had had running water in it.

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Riverplace Nature Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Great trail, very clean, challenging with lots of steps. Bring lots of water! The trail isnt a loop, so make sure and know you will have to double back at some point, or leave a car (or arrange a pick up) at one end. The trail has lots of access to the creek that runs next to it for your dog (or yourself) to cool off in. The trail is very narrow in many places, so be ready to step off the trail to let people pass. Overall, a demanding, fun trail.

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