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Lakeway Canyonlands

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In general the canyonlands/mt-lakeway trail system is about 70 to 80% canopied (you are hiking in the shade) if you stick to the singletrack trails.

These trails are a true 'hidden gem' in the Austin hill country area. You won't find a better variation of beautiful scenery and singletrack terrains in a single trail system in or around Austin.

You can read more info about the Canyonland trails and their history at the Lakeway Canyonlands website:
CLICK/TOUCH HERE TO GO TO THE LAKEWAY CANYONLANDS WEBSITE

This is a perfect "training arena" for trail runners and serious local hikers who want to get some good miles in without a lot of trail traffic and within convenient driving distance. The Austin chapter of the Sierra Club meets here regularly as well.

Mtn bikers, trail runners, outdoor walkers, and day hikers share these trails in harmony. You'll often be able to enjoy zero trail traffic once you are into the deeper canyon sections. Mtn bikers tend be cleared out by later morning.

Cell phone reception is good through the entire system from Trophy all the way to top of Mt Lakeway (tested with my iPhone using AT&T service). I am able to use the Hiking Project app with live maps and GPS trail tracking 'online' without a hitch anywhere in this trail system.

Recommended Routes in Lakeway Canyonlands - 2

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Favorite My son navigating us through our hike and creating new GPS tracks with the Hiking Project app ! :)
Intermediate/Difficult

Lakeway Canyonlands & Mt. Lakeway Scenic View

5.8 mi 9.4 km 751' Up 228.8 m Up 751' Down 228.76 m Down

The Hills, TX
Favorite This trail takes you to the little beach finger you see sticking out into the water on the left side of the picture.
Difficult

Lakeway Canyonlands to Rough Hollow Cove

6.0 mi 9.7 km 660' Up 201.29 m Up 658' Down 200.63 m Down

Lakeway, TX

Lakeway Canyonlands Hiking

  • 17 Miles 27 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 0 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 9 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Lakeway Canyonlands - 7

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0.3 mi 0.5 km #1Trophy Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Lakeway, TX
Intermediate/Difficult
Lakeway, TX
0.6 mi 0.9 km #2Rim Trail
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
1.0 mi 1.6 km #3Canyon Trail
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
0.5 mi 0.8 km #4Serene Loop Trail
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
0.1 mi 0.2 km #5High Trail
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
0.3 mi 0.4 km #6Pond Trail
Intermediate
Lakeway, TX
Intermediate
Lakeway, TX
1.8 mi 2.9 km #7Mt Lakeway Trail
Intermediate
The Hills, TX
Intermediate
The Hills, TX

Photos of Lakeway Canyonlands - 13

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My son navigating us through our hike and creating new GPS tracks with the Hiking Project app ! :)
Aug 14, 2017 near The Hills, TX
Fun little trail with rooty/rocky sections and easy grades
Aug 19, 2017 near The Hills, TX
Out hiking the Pond Trail at Lakeway Canyonlands.
Aug 14, 2017 near The Hills, TX
Serene Loop Trail....
Aug 8, 2017 near The Hills, TX
Along the Canyon Trail... such a great afternoon get away!
Aug 8, 2017 near The Hills, TX
View from the lookout point towards the top of Mt Lakeway (about .4 miles before the top, take the small trail to your right)
Aug 8, 2017 near The Hills, TX
Canyon Trail - Lakeway Canyonlands - Follow the featured route to see this shot along the way.
Aug 7, 2017 near The Hills, TX
Canyon Trail - Lakeway Canyonlands - Follow the featured route to see this shot along the way.
Aug 7, 2017 near The Hills, TX