Summary: This 'trail' is actually a wide paved path suitable for walking, jogging, or riding a bike. It is an easy walk, with average scenery. You can leave the path and explore some of the grassy and wooded areas encircled by the loop. There is also a geocache hidden in this area. Due to Mopac being so close by, there is quite a bit of road noise when walking the path. Despite this, it's a nice park in South Austin and a great path to get some exercise!
Trailhead: Take Mopac (Loop 1) South to the Davis Road exit. Head west on Davis and turn right onto Beckett Road. Dick Nichols Park will be on the right down Beckett a short way. There is a large parking lot. From the parking lot, the trail (paved path) is easy to find and you can walk it in either direction. (Lat:30.21343 Lon:-97.86375)
Trail Guides for Dick Nichols Loop:
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers, Dogs, Bikes,
Ranger Contact: City of Austin, Parks Department. 512-974-6700
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Bryan Swain, who has posted 9 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by Jonathan on 1/1/2011
Nice short walk for families with little kids or strollers.
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