Hike the Riverplace Nature Trail

3.5 Miles Round Trip - 1800 ft gain - Out-and-Back 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


Dog Friendly
Easy Parking


3.5 Miles
1800 ft elevation gain
Out-and-Back Trail

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Great trail with a fee

This is a really great trail but they recently started charging. It’s $10 per person & an additional $10 per dog. It’s outrageous but my guess is they’re trying to ween out the public. It’s in a private neighborhood.

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.