Hardest Trail in Austin - 2,866 steps

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User: ullearn - 11/13/2011

Location: River Place Nature Trail

Difficulty:  Solitude:
Miles Hiked: 6.00 Miles  Elapsed Time: 1 hour, 9 minutes

Comments: My wife and I were searching for a new trail and came upon this one. After hiking it we had wished we knew about this trail when we were training for the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim hike last year. We started at the top on River Place Blvd on the Canyon Trail down to upper then lower Panther trail. Once we reached the bottom we turned around and went back up. We enjoy a challenge hike slightly faster than average; took us 2 hours and 16 minutes to finish. There are 1,433 steps (one way), we thought it would be fun to count on the way back up; turned out to be a mental challenge. **Update** - Our 2nd hike their took us 1:58 minutes - Our 3rd hike we ran and finished in 1:09 minutes (36 up / 33 down)

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