Lady Bird Lake Trail

Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX 78746, United States
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  • 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 Bradley · April 5, 2010
  • 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
  • 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 Gordon · March 12, 2010
  • Anne R.

    Keep to the right.

    Anne Rosenberg · December 2, 2010
  • NightReflections ..

    Note to self: shorts and walking shoes next time

    NightReflections .com · September 5, 2010
  • 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
  • Erin B.

    Best Running Trail!

    Erin Bach · October 2, 2011
  • Roy S.

    Run at sunset

    Roy Sosa · April 21, 2010

    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
  • Trina E.

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

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

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

    Lauren Sheehan · May 22, 2010
  • Mike Z.

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

    Mike Z · January 23, 2013
  • Evolution D.

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

    Evolution Diet · April 2, 2012
  • 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 Barbarian · March 6, 2012
  • Ashley F.

    Time to get my run on!

    Ashley Fleet · January 31, 2012
  • Sam L.

    Great place for a run!!

    Sam Laque · August 19, 2011
  • Dan M.

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

    Dan Mateer · April 11, 2011
  • Evolution D.

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

    Evolution Diet · February 14, 2011
  • 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 Built Clothing · April 19, 2012
  • 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
  • Greatist

    Highlights include: Stevie Ray Vaughn memorial, the interesting graffiti on the railroad bridge, the pedestrian bridge, & Zilker Park. Read more

    Greatist · September 26, 2014
  • 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
  • Lisa

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

    Lisa · June 28, 2013
  • 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

  • Alex L.

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

    Alex Lepoutre · January 25, 2013
  • 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 Hartle · January 17, 2013
  • Evolution D.

    The trail is open during ACL!

    Evolution Diet · October 12, 2012
  • 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 News Network · June 30, 2012

    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. · June 11, 2012
  • Henry B.

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

    Henry Brown · April 17, 2012
  • Ivy M.

    Do: wear sunscreen! At least on your face/neck.... I always forget and end up with a lovely sunglasses tan on my face.

    Ivy M. · April 17, 2012
  • Dan M.

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

    Dan Mateer · October 1, 2011
  • Mercedes P.

    run. a lot. the whole way if possible

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

    Outdoor adventure.

    Mary Beth Brennan · September 2, 2011
  • 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
  • Joe I.

    Hey girls! Haaaay!

    Joe Iltis · May 15, 2011
  • 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

    Dora · July 21, 2010
  • Those L.

    The 10-mile running trail is the best nature trail in Austin

    Those Lists · 6 days ago
  • Holly C.

    I love the new boardwalk. I can't wait for ACL! We will have a straight ride there!

    Holly Crabtree · August 9, 2014
  • Evan G.

    Great trail to run. Earlier is better.

    Evan Gainder · August 9, 2014
  • 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 Portraits · February 11, 2014
  • Chadwin B.

    Best running spot ever!

    Chadwin Barley · May 21, 2013
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 News Network · March 5, 2013
  • 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
  • Stomper B.

    This is one bad ass park

    Stomper Bigradio · November 27, 2012
  • 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 Carter · November 3, 2012
  • 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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