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Lady Bird Lake

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Trail

10.5 mile 16.8 kilometer loop
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 200' 61 m
Descent: -201' -61 m
High: 466' 142 m
Low: 433' 132 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by Caleb Joyce

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

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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."

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Jul 20, 2019
Myrta Lugo
6mi
Aug 1, 2018
Mary Anne Evans
Jul 29, 2018
Mary Anne Evans
Jun 10, 2018
Dylan Payne
Feb 24, 2018
Jasmine M
4.3mi
Dec 2, 2017
Ford Hook
Mar 26, 2017
Kelsey Nelson
Did the boardwalk. Saw lots of turtles. 4mi
Dec 29, 2016
Kristina Schoen
3mi

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  4.2 from 11 votes

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