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User: Jamie - 11/1/2016  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: N/A
We did as part of a volksmarch.
User: Eveline - 11/16/2013  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A

Obviously not all of the 6.2 miles was on the island.

User: [email protected] - 3/21/2013  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.52 Mile Duration: N/A
It was not a difficult hike. But, it was a great place for dogs to run around. I rated the solitude higher than others because I went in the middle of the day and there were only a few people there.
Caching along the trail
User: Austin Explorer - 4/15/2011  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A

Hiked the length of the trail today looking for geocaches.  Found one and failed on two others.  One because it was gone and one because lots of dog owners nearby made stealth impossible.

hard to watch where you step when it's everywhere
User: barefoot mcgraw - 5/29/2008  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 1.00 Mile Duration: N/A

dog poop is indeed plentiful in this park. i have spent some time during "it's my park day" and other events carrying stones, cutting down invasive species, etc, and pretty much every time i've been here i've had to wash my shoes afterwards.

if i had a dog to walk here maybe i'd feel differently. then again, if i had a dog to walk here i hope i'd clean up after it.

User: Haleyms - 1/29/2006  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
User: brian724 - 5/14/2005  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.52 Mile Duration: N/A
Doggie Poopfest!
User: gen5tex - 2/1/2004  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
I like the idea that there is someplace for people to take their dogs off leash but this is ridiculous. There was dog crap everywhere, too much for so close to the water.
Dog Heaven
User: Austin Explorer - 11/29/2003  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.56 Mile Duration: N/A
A nice walk around the permimeter of the island in the middle of Town Lake. The hike truly becomes worthwhile for dog owners since we seemed to be the only people around without a dog.
Doggy park on an island, nice view at the tip
User: figment - 10/13/2003  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
This is a wide crushed granite loop trail like Town Lake around Red Bud Island. The view at the tip of the island is beautiful. Also keep an eye out for remnants of the first dam on the Colorado, which burst 100 years ago and unleashed a flood.
Great for dogs and their owners
User: gravelpot - 7/21/2003  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
This is one of the few places in Austin where dogs can play off-leash legally, and as such, dogs definitely rule the island. As a hiker and a dog owner, I'm willing to say that this is a great park for dogs and a bad one for hiking.
Great Swimming, Boring Walking Path
User: woodrg0 - 7/15/2003  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
Very well maintained trail that roughly follows the outside periphery of Red Bud Isle. There are at least 15 trails that branch off the main "circle" These small trails are all straight shots to the water's edge.
It was okay...crowded, but okay
User: HikerGirl - 6/29/2003  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.52 Mile Duration: N/A
I decided to go on the island after I rowed past it and thought it looked interesting. It was crowded with people and their dogs...I felt left out since I didn't have a pooch to play and swim with. It wasn't difficult at all, just walking on a gravel path in a circle...but it was oh so hot. Beautiful hot day and I didn't bring my swim suit!
Didn't recogonize it!
User: Centex Trekker - 2/10/2002  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 0.50 Mile Duration: N/A
It looks nothing like the park I took my ex-wife to see in 1991. I kind of like the old one better.