Riverplace Nature Trail

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Riverplace Nature Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from August until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

5.0 miles 1131 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

canoeing

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

trail running

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

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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8 days ago

I loved this trail. Went on New Years day and it was super crowded. Took away from the experience some. I will definitely go back again when less people are around so I can truly enjoy it.

8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Great spot outside the busyness of Austin, bit of a challenge but the workout and views are worth it.

10 days ago

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14 days ago

Great workout with gorgeous scenery. My favorite trail in Austin.

15 days ago

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17 days ago

Possibly the best hiking trail i've experienced in central Texas.The trail provides a great workout. Lots of elevation changes and steep inclines. You'll notice very little noise pollution and people. Ideal hiking for the person wanting a challenge.

hiking
18 days ago

Great hiking & backpacking training trail - shady enough for warm days, lots of stairs up and down and up and down. Less crowded than Barton Creek trail, and shorter, only 3 or so miles one way. Downsides: very narrow at times, with little to no room to pull aside to let joggers pass; no water available on trail, or at trailheads; still too many people with dogs off-leash (I love dogs and taking hikes with mine, but off-leash dogs on a narrow trail is a bad idea, people). Positives: steep roads between trailheads can add in some very challenging hills to round out your hike; no mountain bikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Believe me and everyone else when we say you will get your workout. This is one of mother nature's stairmasters and you will feel the burn in your thighs. I accidentally started from the end and I think that actually help me from taking an emergency exit from being so tired. It's a great hike. I went with my dog some areas a very narrow so I just let him run freely. I went during a weekday and there weren't many people. The trail is well marked except for a couple of areas. I would definitely hike this again the only disappointment was I was thinking that after climbing all those stairs, I would at least get to see some grandiose view, but that wasn't the case.

hiking
1 month ago

It seems very man made, and busy. I like more remote and wild hiking areas.

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1 month ago

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1 month ago

it was great the views mild traffic and easy terrain.

1 month ago

1 month ago

Great trail,lots of up and down, a true workout. Be sure to take water!

1 month ago

Amazing hike! Great elevation change- awesome workout. Bring plenty of water.

1 month ago

Great hike for fall weather.

1 month ago