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dogs on leash
4 stars for nature, 2 for humanity.
This trail is lovely but it is hard to get past the poop bags and sonic cups and punk 17 years olds with techno music.
Might be better on a week day?
Great for a nice morning walk.
Stairway system throughout made it tough to use for any trail running but probably makes it more accessible to most hikers. Too much of a crowd on a nice Saturday to run anyway.
Going out and back from Big View trailhead was about two hours (ish). Steeper from the Big View entrance in case you only want one direction.
Irene C. on Riverplace Nature Trail
The other reviews make this trail seem like there are nothing but stairs but that's not entirely the case. Take your time and stop and rest if you get tired and you'll have no problem. Make sure to take lots of water.
Awesome trail with great views. Heavily populated with everyone from walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and rock climbers! We even witnessed a wedding ceremony while on the trail last weekend. Did 3.5 miles in and back out. Went off the main trail to get on the other side of the creek for the hike in and then took the main trail back out. Had a great time and met a lot of great people.