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Riverplace Nature Trail

Austin, TX

Riverplace Nature Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back 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 August until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

  • Best Hiking

  • Best Mountain Biking

  • Best Trail Running

Recent Reviews

on McKinney Falls State Park...
2 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Absolutely beautiful! Water was clear and cool. Didn't do too much hiking, but just the whole nature that surrounded us is beautiful. My boys loved it there. We will definitely go back.

on Walnut Creek Trail
2 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

It was a really nice easy trail with really pretty views all around. I liked that it felt so secluded once you where on the trails. It's also nice that you can bring your dogs and they have disposable doggy bags as well.

on Barton Creek Greenbelt Tr...
5 days ago

rails trails
4 Completed1 Reviews

beautiful trail, hard to follow at times especially with crossing of river beds without clear signs

would however hike again, is a great trail!

on Barton Creek Greenbelt
5 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on McKinney Falls State Park...
5 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

What a beautiful place to explore or fish or bbq or whatever. Can't wait to go again!

on Riverplace Nature Trail
6 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Good hike. I consider myself in decent shape and I was pretty broke off at the end. Nothing a steak at Vince Youngs couldn't fix !

on Turkey Creek Trail
7 days ago

hiking
1 Completed1 Reviews

Just challenging enough to be thorough. My problem was that I took my shelter rescue dog who is not friendly… Can be a problem if you go during popular times bc of so many dogs.

on Sculpture Falls Hike at B...
7 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Beautiful hike an you can take a nice swim in the river, the falls are very nice and people are very friendly.

on McKinney Falls State Park...
7 days ago

nature trips
1 Completed1 Reviews

on Riverplace Nature Trail
8 days ago

hiking
2 Completed1 Reviews

We hiked the shorter Fern Trail this morning and finished it at a leisurely pace in about an hour. Even without the creek running, it was a lovely trail with some moderate steps and inclines and boulder creek crossings. True to its name, there are many areas of various ferns hanging from cliff sides and growing along the well-maintained trail. We had a brief impromptu conversation with the park director before we began and his pride for the quality of the trail is apparent. I recommend trekking poles if you have any knee issues, but the steps in place certainly help with the elevations. Looking forward to taking the longer route next time!

on Great Hills Park Trail
10 days ago

4 Completed5 Reviews

Relaxing

on Turkey Creek Trail
10 days ago

hiking
8 Completed9 Reviews

Nice hike. Wear water shoes.

on Sculpture Falls Hike at B...
10 days ago

4 Completed5 Reviews

I love this place! Great place to swim and great place to hike.❤️

on Walnut Creek Trail
10 days ago

hiking
4 Completed5 Reviews

Beautiful trails

on Great Hills Park Trail
10 days ago

4 Completed5 Reviews

Relaxing

on Walnut Creek Trail
10 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Lots of dog poop along the trails...bagged and unbagged. Would be nice if the trail maps had the "you are here" designation on them...easy to get lost unless you have GPS. Bike riders don't warn you that they're coming. On the other hand...we did see a deer.

on Sculpture Falls Hike at B...
11 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

on Great Hills Park Trail
12 days ago

1 Completed1 Reviews

Fun!

on St. Edwards Park Hill Tra...
12 days ago

hiking
2 Completed2 Reviews

Trails are marked. They are color coded and a map is located at the entrance. Easy to walk. Some people did not have their dogs on leashes near the water so that was a bit scary running into a large dog all alone on the trail.

on Rock Shelter Trail
12 days ago

3 Completed1 Reviews

Since the flood in 2013 the bridge is closed and part of the trail. It is still a good short hike to see the ledge.