One of the many reasons we love Austin is because of all the beautiful things you can enjoy outdoors. Hiking trails are just on of them. Hiking in Austin can be for families and many trails are dog friendly.
My son and I love to hike and frequently hike in and around Austin. One of our favorite trails is River Place Natural Trail Canyon, which we just discovered.
We decided to make it a family affair and bring the dogs as well since they love hiking.
Entrance to trail
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Lots of shade which helps a lot. Especially when we have 90° or hotter days.
Stopping to water the dogs and ourselves. About ¼ of a way in
Trail itself is not wide and lots of uphill to climb
Hot and ready to cool down again. About 1 ½ miles in
Somebody couldn’t walk anymore and needed to be carried for a minute. Milkshake has the shortest legs of us all and did a great job.
We hiked Canyon Trail
Lots of streams to enjoy
My son was enjoying the turtles and we didn’t even realize he escaped the picture
We went about 2 ¼ miles and that was about all we could take in the heat. It was 93° that day and even though we were hydrated we were getting tired.
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Wow! Looks like lots of fun. Looks like a great place to live. I love that there are lots to do. Nice trails…
Karla Harmer says
Hi Renee! It really is. It’s a little bit hot during the summer. But trails like this one help to fight off that sun.