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great stress reliever

trail running
1 day ago

hiked this one once before and LOVED it highly reccommend to anyone looking to explore. il be coming back very soon to run and get back into shape as well. anyone up for partner runs??

i haven't yet been here but am currently looking for a good trail to run with my dog along and this one looks great from what Ive seen so far, ill be tryi g it tomorrow cant wait.

Really enjoyed this trail! Pack your water especially if it’s hot!

This is a great trail, full of challenges, both uphill and downhill.... view is awesome!!

It is an enjoyable trail with a mixed topography of rocks, dirt and exposed tree roots. There are a couple of moderately steep inclines, but not too challenging so children and dogs can make trip. This is my go-to for trail running as well.

Really pleasant & well maintained. Dogs appreciated the creek in the lower half. No need for some people to mark the trail with bags of dog poop.

It's nice and well maintained but in the summer water is dried out.

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!

excellent trail.

Not so much a hike that we hoped for. Really turned into a 5 mile walk at a good pace for cardio. Pretty surroundings, abundant wildlife , trail was paved the entire way. Nice, clean, safe and plentiful parking. Probably would not go again though.

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

we got there early, GPS took us to the deer loop spot and we started walking realized we we're back at the car quick. had to download map to know where to go. signs got confusing at times. but it was kept up well. it was nice. my daughter and I went and all of the holes were friendly on the trails. the view from the top is awesome. felt great. definitely would go back.

As an in-town, beautiful, easy access trail, it’s about as good as they come.

trail running
1 month 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!

Excellent trail for elevation training.

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

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent urban multiuse with tons of smiles given and taken

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.

Nice and wide. Does a loop so you return to your starting point.

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 run here from my house which is a mile away. It is a great place to get some hills and enjoy the beautiful scenery up to the top where you there is a great view of the city which is a nice reward for your climb. There are benches at the top and water as well if you want to sit and enjoy the view for a spell.

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