dogs on leash
Totally acceptable nature walk in town. Great to get a couple miles in, or more if you have to retrace your steps to find your phone (like I did). I definitely recommend parking at the Fox Way trailhead. There's a cul de sac, and as previously mentioned, a trash can here and as far as I could tell, the only place to park. A car. I encountered one other person on a Wednesday morning, some squirrels, butterflies and mosquitoes. It was lovely and aok!
This trail is ok as a quick lunchtime walk or hike. In parts it is somewhat overgrown. It sees light traffic judging by the number of spider webs and lack of foot prints on the path. There is plenty of evidence of wild life, but I did not see any on this trip. This trail is probably a lot better after a good rain so that the several creeks and run offs would be full of running water. This time of the year it is bone dry. Lots of elevation changes makes this a worthwhile quick exercise path.
Supposedly there is a path back to Steck at the first creek crossing, but I missed it in my initial exploration. I'll try to get back out there and find it soon.
went with the dogs, it's a bit of an ankle breaker at times, especially with a puller and there's a few places where you need to almost climb up rocks. we went after it rained so part of the trail was flooded and or slippery. but the views are great ands it's a solid hike. decent distance, although the section that's on the road is weird, watch out for cars.
Visited Austin for the day. Randomly picked this trail to walk. Started at the small boardwalk area and saw all the fish turtles and swan. Then took off down the trail. The path is narrow and a mixture of logs dirt and stones. But there was plenty to look at and,a nice little challenge.
Nat s. on Riverplace Nature Trail
great hiking trail. good elevation changes, nice natural environment, friendly folks along the trail.
a good workout ... I will be back just for the workout.
figure about 3 hours out and back for the full trail.
It's a nice little trail close to downtown. We were the only folks on it so we really enjoyed the quietness. The trail is fairly well marked except for the north trail towards Oltorf. However, we were able to get back on the trail rather easily.