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Pretty trail, somewhat rugged. To make a better workout, follow side trail that runs along side old lampasas road-it ends directly across from spice wood canyon trail head.

it was great the views mild traffic and easy terrain.

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

Nice little walk about 1.25 miles. More hills that what I thought there would be which was a nice surprise.

A very nice and little used trail.

Surprisingly beautiful and secluded in the middle of the city!

Beautuful and scenic. The only issues is dogs of leashes and bikes do not mix. I've had several close calls with cyclist and my dogs.

trail running
7 days ago

Trail is kind of hard to follow but it might be that the leaves covering it. ~100ft of elevation Nothing exciting to see at this time of year.

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

Really enjoyed this hike!
Heading down to the large area of the Colorado River is easy and would be good for just a short stroll.
If you head to the south side of the main road, you'll find lots of different trails heading in all directions.
Easy to stray from the trails but not too hard to find your way back. Just follow the river.
Nice rocks with overhangs and good sights, most of the trail was dense but opened up to good spots in the river bed.

Great hike for fall weather.

The hill of life is a character building opportunity, but well worth it to see the nice views along the creek. The falls are especially scenic. Not quite as challenging as River Bend, but walking up the hill took the wind of of this big guys sails.

The one negative is there are simply too many dogs of their leashes which is against the rules anyway.