The Little Fern Trail is a gorgeous, family-friendly hike in Nature Preserve at River Place, just outside of Austin.

This hike is perfect for hiking, walking, or a quick run. The trail is open for use year-round and is easy to follow, with lots of small, side waterfalls scattered along. The trees offer lots of shade in the warmer summer months. Dogs are allowed in this nature preserve but must be kept on leash. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Sun protection
  • Layers for cooler mornings and days
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RT Distance 0.5 Miles
Elevation Gain 140 Feet
Activities Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Point-to-Point
Dog Friendly


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