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Lady Bird Lake

Easy/Intermediate
 4.2 (14) RECOMMENDED ROUTE

An iconic, lush, urban trail that delivers an excellent tour of the great city of Austin.


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Map Key

10.5

Miles

16.8

KM

Loop

466' 142 m

High

433' 132 m

Low

200' 61 m

Up

201' 61 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (0°)

3%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

Features Lake

Family Friendly The boardwalk area is great for a family cruise. This trail passes through many parks for the family to play in.

Overview

If you want to see Austin from a path, hit the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike trail around Lady Bird Lake. This trail takes you through the famous Zilker Park, past the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue, under the bat bridges, along the new boardwalk, all while surrounded by Austin's beautiful wildlife.

Description

The majority of this trail is on decomposed granite, with small stretches of paved path. While the whole trail is fairly wide, it can be congested during peak hours. To escape the crowds, you can focus your route to the east of the Congress Street bridge.

You can start from an infinite amount of spots, but most will start under the Mopac Bridge. The trail is fairly flat, but there will be a few climbs and descents that visitors will have to navigate.

History & Background

Town Lake was renamed in 2007 to honor the United States First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Many locals still call it "Town Lake Trail."

Contacts

Shared By:

Caleb Joyce

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  4.2 from 14 votes

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Downtown Austin Tour.
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX
Downtown Austin Tour.
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX
The newly remodeled section of Shoal Creek trail... south end
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX
Downtown Austin Tour.
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX
Downtown Austin Tour.
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX
Downtown Austin Tour.
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX

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Jan 11, 2021
Laura Feldman
Jan 3, 2021
Travis Bartlett
Been here several times
Sep 27, 2020
Naomi Arcadia
S. 1st St boardwalk
Jul 4, 2020
Cliff Wilson
Feb 29, 2020
Steph H
Jul 20, 2019
Myrta Lugo
6mi
Aug 1, 2018
Mary Anne Evans
Jul 29, 2018
Mary Anne Evans