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Lots and lots of stairs. This could be a training hike for something more difficult in the future. I’d definitely come back.

Excellent trail with some beautiful views. This is a challenging trail with a lot of stairs up and down all throughout the trail. Lots of snakes and lizards crawl around as well so keep your eyes peeled.

great hiking with lots of shady trails.

Best hike in Austin if you're looking for a workout! Elevation change gets me breathing heavy;there are tons of stairs. Beautiful scenery too!

Loved. It !! Great view

Tough trail in the Summer heat with LOTS of steps! Beautiful scenery but the creek was dried up.

Beautiful area to hike with the dogs!

trail running
25 days ago

Very busy on the weekends. Don’t go if you’re looking to escape to nature. But do go if you want to get some leg work in.

Bring plenty of water in the summer!

it's got some distance to it don't forget to take a bottle of water or two, easy to moderate with some elevation included

Excellent trail for elevation training.

Great if you require stairs, otherwise switchbacks could have done without them.

Definitely one of my favorite hikes!!

got an early summer start, started at 7:30 and I was the only one on the trail

This was a tougher trail, there are a lot of steps throughout but it was a great workout and the scenery was gorgeous. i would suggest going earlier in the morning before it gets too hot, as there are some spots exposed to the sun which can be brutal.

Rocky, moderate hike, very beautiful hike next to Georgetown Lake. Crocket Falls was beautiful. Bring water and wear the proper hiking shoes

Great trails and trail markings, moderately flat and curvy. Love the intersections and alternate trail routes available. But there's a lot of road noise from the nearby highway, but only on certain sections on the trail. Bring water.

Lots of steps. I agree with the hard rating, especially on a humid summer day.

Awesome. Use this weekly.

Omg if you are looking to train for strength and elevation, this one is amazing. One-hour to the top and one-hour to the bottom. We set the pace on the way back.

backpacking
1 month ago

We recently hiked at the Grand Canyon and are thinking of doing the Rim to Rim hike. We’ve been trying to find a place to train that isn’t flat. This hike fits the bill. It’s closer to 3 miles from trail head to end of trail, with lots of signs along the way to tell you your location. About 6 miles round trip. There are benches along the way as well. Follow the boardwalk signs to panther trail signs to the canyon trail signs. There are no water locations, so bring plenty. Even with shade this trail is hot. Great cardio workout, even walking.

If you have any sort of knee or back problems this trail is rough. It’s also busy. We went on a Saturday morning around 8 and there were already quite a few people there. Lots of trail runners as well, with narrow trail sections that make it difficult for passing. If you’re a trail runner, more power to you because there’s enough stairs to kill your legs.

I loved running this trail. It has a lot of variety. There are wide smooth parts to very rocky areas. I enjoyed the challenge of the hills and the rugged terrain. I ended up with 9 miles at 10:40 pace to include some walking parts. I can't wait to run it again!

hiking
1 month ago

Love the trail! We are here hiking up and down every Saturday

Great trail for something a little more challenging. Nice and shaded for summer hikes. Restrooms in park across the street from Big View Dr. trailhead. Approximately 2500 stairs one way, 1700’ elevation change. Courteous fellow hikers on weekends.

trail running
1 month ago

I run this trail frequently. Fairly easy terrain. Not much shade in the summer. Porta-potties at trailhead. Also note: no dogs allowed on or off leash.

Had a great time. Ended up 13.58 miles so it was a good hike. But the trails are poorly marked

2 months ago

This is an awesome hike, but it is not for the faint of heart. There is a lot of elevation change. You will definitely get your cardio workout!

(I'm not sure why a previous reviewer rated this trail as a one star rating just because he's upset that people sometimes are ill-prepared for how difficult it is.)

2 months ago

This is an awesome hike, but it is not for the faint of heart. There is a LOT of elevation change. It will give you a great cardio workout.

hiking
2 months ago

I went hiking in the morning elsewhere, then after about 1 and-a-half hours of a "break" (drove to my church, fixed sandwiches to give to hungry people, then drove here), I decided, "I can hike another trail". Needless to say, after hours of hiking in the morning, then tackling this and (and Little Fern), I was bushed on Tues. But still, this is an awesome hike.

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hiking
2 months ago

Fun trail, very well kept. I love the shade and scenery. I’ve done it a few times and prefer starting at the top, saving a lot of the uphill stairs for the end. Def a good workout, especially on these hot days.

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