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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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Williamson Co. Park Nature Trail
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3 Completed 2 Reviews

No trail markers, endless branches off the trail, very limited shade and a lack of wildlife make this a trail to skip.

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Vista Knoll Loop
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

Loved the views, trail had good markings pretty clear path and benches really great trail definitely worth the drive!

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Cactus Rocks Trail
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2 Completed 2 Reviews

Good family trail we also did the trail up to the lookout. Nice view of the 40 foot low lake Travis, good rest spot. If you do all 3 trails its about 3.25 miles.

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Vista Knoll Loop
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11 Completed 10 Reviews

This 0.5 mile loop is only worth the trip if you also hike the Cactus Rock (1.5 mile) and the Ridgeline (1.4 mile) as all three come together at one point. The Ridgeline is probably the most technical of the three but all provide good canopy and views. It's a nice hike. We ended up hiking 3.78 miles in total in just over 1 hr and 50 min. No pets are allowed.

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Williamson Co. Park Nature Trail
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11 Completed 10 Reviews

We have a home being built in the Highlands at Mayfield Ranch and heard there were trails around the sub division. We just scratched the surface this morning. It's a flat and easy hike and the trails led us to the Williamson County Regional Park that is absolutely excellent and well maintained. There is a disc golf course that I've been wanting to do and will do so tomorrow morning at it and a splash pad for all to cool off. We took our little pooch and he got tuckered out so we had to cut it short but will return tomorrow to explore more of the many trails. I'm sure I will frequent this often since it's gonna be in my back yard. :)

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Cactus Rocks Trail
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11 Completed 10 Reviews

We ended up hiking this and most of the Ridgeline trail as well. In all, we trekked about 3.2 miles. We hit the trail at 7:30am and only met one other hiker. We took our dog as we weren't not aware that pets weren't allowed until we were there. We ended up leashing him and taking him along with no issues. The views were nice and the trail well maintained. The slight elevations were easy for all including our small dog. During this time, it's best to get out before it gets super hot even though the majority of this trail is shaded. Will return.

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Williamson Co. Park Nature Trail
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

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Williamson Co. Park Nature Trail
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10 Completed 3 Reviews

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Cactus Rocks Trail
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1 Completed 1 Reviews

This was a simple and easy hike. There were some pretty hill country views. I didn't have my kids with me but both my 5yr old and 3yr old could have done this. I will be back...kids in tow.

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Cactus Rocks Trail
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2 Completed 1 Reviews

I"m out of shape and completed this trail without trouble. My 5 year old tagged along and only got tired on the last leg.

There is a lot of shade from the trees. The elevation seems to get a good breeze. Will be back.