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A varied combo of urban walks/hikes
User: plectrudis - 10/9/2017  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 3.25 Miles Duration: N/A

I walked the loop on the right side of Beckett and then crossed and did the leg of the Latta Greenbelt.  Not sure if I did all of it--it appeared to dead end at a library or community center, and I couldn't pick it back up.

The loop, which is mostly paved, is pretty busy, but I only ran into a few people in the greenbelt.  The shade on the loop was particularly pleasant. 

I was a little disappointed there wasn't a better trail connecting to the adjacent Karst Preserve--there were some wading-through-the-grass-and-chiggers kinds of trails, but nothing that looked official.  When you put all three parks together (Dick Nichols, Latta Greenbelt, and Karst Preserve) you can get a good 3.5 miles or more, which is just the right length for an after-work hike.  The combo was kind of fun--part neighborhood trail, part city park, part hiking trail, plus a bit threading across a retail block to get to the karst--quite a varied experience.  You'll never forget you're in the middle of a city, though.

User: ValEpiscopo - 4/5/2013  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes
One mile flat paved loop in Dick Nichols Park with one mile across the road in housing community green belt, came back one mile in trees, crossing to north side of creek.
Nice Park
User: Eveline - 2/15/2013  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A

Nice park with good trail.

Surprisingly isolated
User: terlanmat68 - 8/19/2012  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 3.41 Miles Duration: 1 hour, 12 minutes
We looped around the park on the concrete trail for the first mile, then crossed the road to the west and followed that out another mile. On the way back we veered to the north to a secondary, less maintained trail. Lots of fun.
Good neighborhood walk
User: texaskdog - 2/20/2010  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: 45 minutes

Pretty basic.  Nice park if you are close by.  Nice treehouses out in the woods if you go west off of the western extension.

Cache and walk
User: Austin Explorer - 2/3/2007  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 1.50 Miles Duration: N/A
Second geocaching outing for the kids. We walked about one and a half miles on the way to logging about 6 caches.
User: lancescape - 12/28/2006  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 3.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Western Oaks (other side of Beckett) is a better hike.
great neighborhood park
User: manwithdog - 1/15/2005  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Willow and I would like to encourage all persons with dogs to pick up after your critter (quite a bit of leavings on/along this trail). That aside, I was surprised at how nice this trail is, being that it's in the middle of a well developed neighborhood. Not much traffic noise, and we only met 4 or 5 other folks out enjoying the day. Lots of tree-cover and birds (cardinals, mockingbirds, and some yellowish wren sized ones that wouldn't sit still). For days when you don't feel like trudging up and down hill, this little trail is a good one.
Interesting park
User: Centex Trekker - 10/29/2003  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: N/A
Watch out for the cacti.
Pleasant Paved Loop Trail
User: figment - 7/24/2003  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: N/A
There is a nice wide concrete exercise/paved loop on the pool parking lot side of the park, and it winds through a wooded area. I didn't go to the natural trail that is covered here.
Better than an average neighborhood trail
User: Austin Explorer - 5/27/2001  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 2.00 Miles Duration: N/A
This park has the feel of a neighborhood park, but with more amenities, such as the pool, and a trail that easy, but a bit more interesting than the typical hike and bike trail.