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Lady Bird Lake Trail

Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX 78746
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  • "... back around toward the MoPac Bridge." (4 tips)
  • "... & well-kept trail around Lady Bird Lake is an Austin favorite." (2 tips)
  • "... the 1st St. and Lamar Blvd. bridges. Powered by..." (3 tips)
  • David B.

    (4.2 mi) Park beneath the Mopac Bridge, cross the lake at the South 1st bridge and loop back to Mopac. Water coolers there to greet you at the start and finish!

    David B. · April 5, 2010
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  • Austin 360

    Lady Bird Lake Trail is a 10-mile loop in the heart of the city. Mile 0 starts at Auditorium Shores, crosses over Interstate 35 into East Austin and loops back around toward the MoPac Bridge.

    Austin 360 · March 15, 2012
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  • Tammy G.

    It's spring & there's no better place to start than the fun, gorgeous, simple to navigate trail around Town Lake. Walk, run, bike... whatever.

    Tammy G. · March 12, 2010
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  • Anne R.

    Keep to the right.

    Anne R. · December 2, 2010
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  • NightReflections ..

    Note to self: shorts and walking shoes next time

    NightReflections .. · September 5, 2010
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  • Lynne

    Get out of the bikers' and runners' way if you're just going on a stroll. Austin has a lot of fit people. If you're too slow, you'll incur their Texan wrath.

    Lynne · September 19, 2012
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  • Erin B.

    Best Running Trail!

    Erin B. · October 2, 2011
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  • Roy S.

    Run at sunset

    Roy S. · April 21, 2010
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  • USA TODAY

    This 10-mile trail of easy-riding crushed granite loops around Lady Bird Lake right in the center of Austin. It also passes by Barton Springs, the natural pool where you can cool off post-ride. Read more

    USA TODAY · July 24, 2013
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  • Ani E.

    Cannot imagine a better place for a stroll, walk, run or rowing sesh. Read more

    Ani E. · July 5, 2011
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  • Lauren S.

    Third Saturday of the Month come under the mopac bridge for a FREE relentless bootcamp.

    Lauren S. · May 22, 2010
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  • Mike Z.

    Don't Instagram while running. Your pictures come out blurry.

    Mike Z. · January 23, 2013
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  • Evolution D.

    Please keep your four-legged friends on a tight leash. Wandering critters cause accidents!

    Evolution D. · April 2, 2012
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  • Ashley F.

    Time to get my run on!

    Ashley F. · January 31, 2012
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  • Sam L.

    Great place for a run!!

    Sam L. · August 19, 2011
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  • Dan M.

    Work downtown? A quick jog around the lake is the best way to spend a lunch break.

    Dan M. · April 11, 2011
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  • Evolution D.

    This is the best asset of Austin that I've seen. 11 miles of great views and athleticism.

    Evolution D. · February 14, 2011
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  • American B.

    Try the American Built Clothing 5 bridge 5k challenge. Start under the I35 bridge and head west till the Lamar bridge and double back.

    American B. · April 19, 2012
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  • The Austin Grand Prix

    You've eaten and drank your way through the best of Austin - now get outside for some fresh air & recharge your body! Beautiful & well-kept trail around Lady Bird Lake is an Austin favorite.

    The Austin Grand Prix · December 30, 2011
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  • Lisa

    Park under the bridge at Stratford and mopac. Watch out for pot holes though.

    Lisa · June 28, 2013
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  • InterContinental Hotels & Resorts

    An energetic walk on the Lady Bird Lake Trail is the following step of your Perfect Day in Austin: take in the atmosphere of Austin's best loved park is perfect to work up your brunch appetite. Read more

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  • Evolution D.

    The trail is open during ACL!

    Evolution D. · October 12, 2012
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  • Social N.

    The most beautiful run of your life! The scenery is gorgeous, the running trail is long, and you can bring your dog! There's parking all over the place too, so convenient!

    Social N. · June 30, 2012
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  • Reserve123.com

    In the summer, you will want to run as early as possible to avoid the heat. The evenings do not cool off much before it gets dark.

    Reserve123.com · June 11, 2012
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  • Henry B.

    Stay on the right side. Cyclists can use the lance Armstrong trail for a little... Less congestion.

    Henry B. · April 17, 2012
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  • John B.

    The running trail along Lady Bird Lake is gorgeous and a perfect way to squeeze in some exercise amidst the beers, BBQ and tacos.

    John B. · March 6, 2012
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  • Dan M.

    Say hey to the bat with a white dot on it's ear. I hear he knows batman.

    Dan M. · October 1, 2011
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  • Mercedes P.

    run. a lot. the whole way if possible

    Mercedes P. · September 19, 2011
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  • Mary Beth B.

    Outdoor adventure.

    Mary Beth B. · September 2, 2011
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  • Dallas T.

    I always have the strong urge to run into people who go more than 2 across in the middle of the trail.

    Dallas T. · August 16, 2011
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  • Joe I.

    Hey girls! Haaaay!

    Joe I. · May 15, 2011
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  • Dora

    Public restrooms are available along the trail, including one on the north bank about halfway between the 1st St. and Lamar Blvd. bridges. Powered by ParentsConnect.com

    Dora · July 21, 2010
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  • Profile P.

    Best time to visit is early in the morning when it's not too hot out. Sun up is ideal. Have fun!

    Profile P. · February 11
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  • Social News Network

    If you like running, this is the place to go in ATX. It's close to downtown, easily accessible, & the skyline views are priceless. Visit the water-side trail for a taste of the outdoors in a big city.

    Social News Network · November 25, 2013
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  • Chadwin B.

    Best running spot ever!

    Chadwin B. · May 21, 2013
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  • mitscoots

    Run as hard as you can but take a second to enjoy a walk across the pedestrian bridge. It. Is. Zen.

    mitscoots · April 2, 2013
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  • Marion Sanchez

    I run in the mornings around 7:30 am, if you go before, it is still pretty dark.

    Marion Sanchez · March 31, 2013
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  • KIND Snacks

    Better be fueling up right after that run, friend. Spot the KIND jeep around town during SXSW for an all-natural, non-GMO KIND bar!

    KIND Snacks · March 7, 2013
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  • Social N.

    A perfect running trail for all levels of runners. This 10 mile loop is mostly flat with scenic views of downtown Austin and Lady Bird Lake.

    Social N. · March 5, 2013
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  • Alex L.

    If your dog takes a shit on the trail, please pick it up.

    Alex L. · January 25, 2013
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  • Greg H.

    Any day of the week this is a great place for a bike ride, jog, or stroll to clear your mind. Enjoy!

    Greg H. · January 17, 2013
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  • Xiomara T.

    If you're visiting Austin & like to take long walks with a gorgeous view..I recommend this trail.

    Xiomara T. · January 3, 2013
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  • Stomper B.

    This is one bad ass park

    Stomper B. · November 27, 2012
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  • Kristi C.

    Control your dogs!! I love our four legged friends, but I have seen 3 people flat out face plant in 3 weeks due to other people's dogs. People and dogs are getting hurt!

    Kristi C. · November 3, 2012
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  • Dave G.

    Here's a tip: You're not the only one on the trail. Please stay to the right.

    Dave G. · October 16, 2012
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  • Augustine V.

    Dear Girl w/ way too much makeup on, leave that stuff at home.

    Augustine V. · October 8, 2012
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  • mitscoots

    Our favorite place to run in Austin. Its a place that puts the soul at rest.

    mitscoots · August 13, 2012
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  • Social N.

    Park on the north side of the lake near the Lamar street bridge, next to the new footbridge. The loops are really easy to understand, and make sure to hydrate.

    Social N. · June 29, 2012
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  • Social N.

    Great workout for the outdoorsy spirit within all of us. Make sure you know what you're getting yourself into. You don't want to end up running 10 miles instead of the 3 you planned on!

    Social N. · June 17, 2012
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  • Social N.

    Water coolers provided courtesy of Run-Tex. Summer time great social scene full of runners, dogs, and lake goers.

    Social N. · June 14, 2012
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