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Riverside Trail

Intermediate
 3.3 (6)

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


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1.6

Miles

2.6

KM

Point to Point

574' 175 m

High

378' 115 m

Low

17' 5 m

Up

200' 61 m

Down

3%

Avg Grade (1°)

15%

Max Grade (9°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Birding · River/Creek · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Family Friendly Mellow grades and a nice trail along the river.

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.

Contacts

Shared By:

Maggie Daum with improvements by Makenna Henderson

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  3.3 from 6 votes

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#469

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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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Oct 3, 2020
Jason Pippin
First time visit. Hike w/ girls. — 1h 07m
May 20, 2018
Danny Laurel
Feb 6, 2017
Afuera TX