Hike the Riverplace Nature Trail

    5.5 miles 820 ft gain  - Out-and-Back Trail

    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 Austin, Texas. The trail at Natural Preserve at River Place 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. The trail is a 5.5 mile out-and-back hike, but you can turn around and head back to your starting point if this distance is more than you'd like to tackle. 

    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.

    This trail is dog friendly. Please keep your dogs on-leash. 

    Keep in mind, there are $ fees per hiker to access this location. 

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    Wonderful Secret

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

    šŸ„ˆ Contributor

    over 4 years ago

    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.

    Great Challenge

    So much stairs!!! I loved this challenge and would definitely recommend. The trail was right alongside the river and was just beautiful. Jogging while getting to hear the water flowing is the best!

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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.

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