Hike the Riverplace Nature Trail

River Place Nature Trail Trailhead - Search Nearby - Added by The Outbound Collective

This 3.5 mile hike with 1800 feet of elevation gain makes for a great workout close to town.

This is a great trail to get some exercise close to downtown. The trail is well maintained and has a stairs and plenty of elevation gain to make your legs a little wobbly by the time you get back to your car.

Be sure to bring plenty of water as this trail can get hot in the warmer months. And keep in mind that this is an out-and-back hike, so you'll have to put in the hard work on the way back as well.

Photos: CGlz


3.5 Miles RT

Elevation Gain

1800 ft Gain




Fitness, Running, Hiking

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking

Nearby Lodging

Leander / NW Austin KOA

Leander, Texas

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Austin, Texas

Fredericksburg, Texas KOA

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We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!


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Great Day Hike

This was a great find, we found through this website. Some of the details were misleading, but we tried it anyway. There are two entrances, one at the top and one at the bottom. We started at the bottom and headed north. It was easy for about the first mile and a half, then you come to a lot of stairs. A LOT. We went about 4 miles and did it as an in and out. (see attached picture) It took us about hour and a half.

Wonderful Secret

Easily my favorite trail in Austin. Get there early though! It gets crowded. I would show up 7-730 am.

Great Little Trail

Nice neighborhood trail, the little fern offshoot was very pretty. My dog loved all the swimming opportunities closer to the trailhead. If you're looking for a secluded hike this probably isn't your best bet, we saw many other trail runners, hikers and pups on a Saturday morning.

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