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Riverside Trail

Intermediate

Trail

1.6 mile 2.6 kilometer point to point
96% Runnable
Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 17' 5 m
Descent: -200' -61 m
High: 574' 175 m
Low: 378' 115 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 3% (1°)
Max Grade: 15% (9°)

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A wide and open trail leading from the visitors' center to the Colorado River.

Maggie Daum

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

There is a fee required at the park entrance.

Description

Take Riverside Trail for a relaxing hike, run, or bike down to the Colorado River. To access this trail, park in the lot near the visitors' center.

Starting from the trailhead near the visitors' center on the flat ridge top, head down a wide path on loose gravel. The trail descends about 400 feet to the banks of the Colorado River. Keep an eye open for scurrying river otters, diving osprey, and soaring bald eagles as you follow the trail north along the river. Ancient fossilized oyster reefs outcrop long the trail as you climb back up through wooded oaks and junipers to the junction with Coyote Road. This is where Riverside Trail ends.

Flora & Fauna

There is potential to see river otters, osprey, and bald eagles.

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Mar 21, 2019
Amy German
1.6mi
Mar 8, 2019
Amy German
Jan 16, 2019
Scott Gauger
Sloppy and muddy

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  3.6 from 5 votes

#17558

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#395

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The morning sun looked amazing on this field!
Jul 23, 2019 near Wyldwood, TX
There are many benches along the trail to stop and take a break at.
Jul 23, 2019 near Wyldwood, TX
The trail is well maintained and cut short.
Jul 23, 2019 near Wyldwood, TX
This trail is ADA accessible and family friendly!
Jul 23, 2019 near Wyldwood, TX
Wildflowers at the beginning of the trail.
Jul 23, 2019 near Wyldwood, TX
The morning sun looked great on the field at the beginning of the trail!
Jul 23, 2019 near Wyldwood, TX

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