River Place Morning Hike

No matter who wins, we can still do a nice hike.  Let's do the scenic version of River Place Natural area - great, challenging hike w/ wonderful hill country views.

Afterwards, we can grab a bite to eat at:




From Loop 360 drive west on 2222 up the hill until the light at River Place Blvd. Turn left onto River Place Blvd and go 2.5 miles. Park along the street on the right by the trailhead near 3908 River Place Blvd.  If you get lost, my cell phone is 940-5435.

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  • roger d.

    Another useful summary of River Place Nature Trail Controversy can be found at http://www.texashiking.com/ShowArticle.aspx?ArticleID=1459 I have call into Fish and Wildlife Refuge Manager to get clarity as to whether we should be on trail at all. This trail supposedly has highest concentration of warblers in the entire Canyonlands preserve so it needs to be handled with care. Reminder to all of us is any access we have into critical habitat areas is a privilege and not a right. First priority is protection of species. This is sacred ground.

    1 · November 8, 2012

  • Niles S.

    For more info on the Trail closure issue: http://friendsofriverplacetrail.com/RiverPlace_Nature_Trail/FAQ.html (The Sierra Club does not necessarily endorse or oppose the Friends' opinions.)

    1 · November 7, 2012

  • Don C.

    this hike is the most scenic in Austin

    November 7, 2012

  • Mark A.

    One of the more scenic hikes in the Austin area. Would have loved to see the part of the trail which has been closed, as the mile that is left is beautiful.

    November 7, 2012

  • Niles S.

    The hike was short (now only 2 miles), but the creek and waterfalls make it one of the prettiest in Austin

    November 7, 2012

  • Melinda

    Beautiful hike. Lots of pretty views, and fall color. Would have preferred a bit steadier pace, but the people and scenery made up for that. Thanks, Paul!

    November 7, 2012

  • Don C.

    Travis county

    November 6, 2012

    • Kathleen G.

      Have a one o'clock appt. will not be attending as hoped.

      November 7, 2012

    • Kathleen G.

      Will not be attending as hoped

      November 7, 2012

  • Kathleen G.

    About what will hike finish?

    November 6, 2012

  • Mike

    If you do the part of the trail that is still open to the public, it is going to be a very short hike.

    November 6, 2012

  • Patricia T.

    Didn't the City close this trail?

    October 29, 2012

    • Niles S.

      There is still half of the trail open to the public. That's the section we're doing

      October 29, 2012

    • Rob S.

      According to the 10/7 Statesman article, the city "has barred all public use of the trail, including the original section on subdivision land."

      November 1, 2012

  • bob

    methinks city shut the whole dang thing down

    October 29, 2012

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