Riverplace Nature Trail

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Riverplace Nature Trail is a 5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a lake and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from August until April. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1131 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

canoeing

hiking

ice climbing

nature trips

off road driving

scenic driving

trail running

walking

lake

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

Great trail with tons of stairs. Even more challenging if you park at the park at the bottom of the neighborhood and run up all the hill, however this is not for the light of heart.

2 days ago

Loved this trail! Moderately difficult. Uncomfortable to walk up on a lady smoking illegal substance, but we just kept walking.

3 days ago

One of my favs! Strenuous 3 miles. it is a little narow so you will have to scoot to the side for people to pass. Lots of shade and a nice creek if there's water.

trail running
3 days ago

Loved the trail

trail running
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trail running
5 days ago

This one is a four instead of a five, because it seems mostly the same all the way through the two parts of the trail. The trail is an out and back. Gotta park on the road if you start at the north end. The trail connects to the fern trail, and there are some offshoots if you wanna explore, though I think they might go to private property. The trail itself is divided, sorta, into two parts.

Starting from Big View Drive (south end):
The trail is pretty cool down there- flats and some rocks, with some wooden planks and "bridges" and such to go across, and the creek is nice. My memory is rusty, but a mile or two in, you start getting the ups and downs of the hundreds of wooden stairs.

That's the second half- lots and lots and lotslotslots of wooden stairs going up and down and up and own and up and down and... The plant life is lush, the little gullies you go into and out of are rather pretty, but them stairs might seem never ending your first go around.

If you're looking for seclusion, this is good. Looking for a good workout, this is very good. Looking for a nice leisurely stroll- well, I'd suggest starting at Big View Drive and only hiking until you get to the stairs. It's an out-and-back, so you gotta turn back eventually anyway, unless you walk the road back.

7 days ago

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backpacking
8 days ago

Great trail, bring water.

walking
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15 days ago

one of my favorite places to hike, be sure to check out the waterfalls on little fern

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