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.

5.0 miles 1131 feet 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.

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2 days ago

Great relaxing hike! Trail was well maintained. Well worth it!!

3 days ago

hiking
6 days ago

Nice out and back hike! It took us 1 hr 15 min to go up to the top, then 1 hr 25 min to come back down. It was a little too populated when we first started out ( mid-morning on a Saturday), but became less crowded as we went on. A good mix of climbing steps and some level areas, pleasant scenery the whole way-- I recommend this hike,

hiking
6 days ago

I love this trail. Do keep in mind that there's traffic and you'll see people running; others walking and groups from 2 to even 12 people. However it's friendly, people say "Good morning" and there is room to park.

hiking
7 days ago

Amazing. Definitely hard on your knees / ankles coz of the steps and constant change of elevation.

hiking
7 days ago

7 days ago

One of the hardest trails I've done in Austin. There are a ton of steps. Highly recommended !!!

hiking
8 days ago

Difficult because of the steps but fun trail to go exploring! Loved it :)

hiking
8 days ago

hiking
8 days ago

Kick butt! Worth every 5500 steps!

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8 days ago

10 days ago

Lovely trail! The creek that goes along the trail was crystal clear. Dogs are allowed on leash only. This is one of my favorite trails in Austin so far

hiking
11 days ago

14 days ago

off road driving
14 days ago

why is this marked with off road driving?

15 days ago

Loved it. Well maintained, great workout, beautiful scenery. Not too crowded on a weekday.

hiking
18 days ago

Great trail. If you are worried about the steps, start by the lake on Big View Rd. There is more elevation as you go up. Also, after you get over the small wooden bridges (less than a mi in), you can take a right at the trail junction to another trail head. I don't see it marked on this map, but just going there and back could be a less strenuous (and still scenic) route. Have fun!

20 days ago

Awesome workout