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Lady Bird Lake Trail

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Old West Austin, Austin
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  • Alexander C.
    If you like running, this is the place to go in ATX.
  • Aby Lee H.
    Great park for biking!
  • Andres E.
    Andres ElizondoJanuary 28
    Great trail for pets or walks through nature.
  • Star S.
    Star SimpsonNovember 29, 2016
    One of the most popular spots to run
  • Greg R.
    Greg RamsaranSeptember 11, 2016
    Apparently a bike trail.
  • Mark S.
    Mark SucreseJune 14, 2016
    Love hiking around town lake. Great views of the city.
  • Yellowmonkeyrunner
    YellowmonkeyrunnerApril 19, 2016
    Easy accesses and safe and fun trail with great views
  • Outdoor Voices
    Outdoor VoicesMarch 7, 2016
    10 miles of trails border Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin and serve as a social hub for runners, walkers and cyclists and provides a local respite from the city, without actually leaving the city.
  • Olena T.
    Olena TkachevaFebruary 5, 2016
    The best trail to run in Austin
  • RevsLaws
    RevsLawsDecember 30, 2015
    Been here 50+ times
    Go early on weekends to avoid kids, 4-abreast walkers and people with long-leashed dogs.
  • Lesley R.
    Lesley RobinsonDecember 29, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Take a stroll - and spend the entire time wishing you had a dog! A great place to walk off the deliciousness that is Austin.
  • Terence C.
    Terence ChanNovember 15, 2015
    Nice trail. Great to walk, run or bike!
  • Anna M.
    Anna MentzerNovember 8, 2015
    Some of the best people watching in the city! I love running and walking here. Great place to stroll with a friend and chat.
  • Justin T.
    Justin TurnerOctober 18, 2015
    Awesome place to hike or run
  • Jeff G.
    Jeff GSeptember 23, 2015
    Run it in the early morning when it's cooler
  • Nick S.
    Nick ScottSeptember 3, 2015
    Best place to run in the city
  • Julia O.
    Julia OuterspaceJune 22, 2015
    This is where I take long depression walks. Just kidding but no I'm serious. I notice there's often this one Indian guy (presumably Indian) wearing a head wrap sitting on a bench.
  • Michelle A.
    Michelle AndersonJune 17, 2015
    Gorgeous trail
  • Olivia C.
    Olivia ColungaMay 31, 2015
    Love to jog on the trails. My weekend treat! 😎
  • Becky R.
    Becky RussonielloMay 31, 2015
    Running, scenic views
  • Mark D.
    Mark DilworthApril 17, 2015
    One of my favorite exercise trails....just gorgeous!
  • Stephanie A.
    Stephanie AguilarApril 9, 2015
    It's such a great place to go for a run. The view is beautiful and there's a lot of people running with their dogs so bring yours! 😁
  • Liz H.
    Liz HallApril 9, 2015
    Best hike and bike trail with beautiful views and don't forget a piece of bread for the ducks!
  • Jenn M.
    Jenn MMarch 30, 2015
    Great place to walk and watch the rowing teams.
  • Kira M.
    Kira MaixnerMarch 14, 2015
    Check out kayaks for rent in the area on GetMyBoat! Read more
  • Visit Austin
    Visit AustinMarch 13, 2015
    10 miles of trails border Lady Bird Lake in downtown Austin and serve as a social hub for runners, walkers and cyclists. A Memorial at Auditorium Shores honors the late bluesman Stevie Ray Vaughan. Read more
  • Seth D.
    Seth DeanMarch 5, 2015
    The kayaking on this lake is easy going and fun.
  • The Tastes that Make the City
    The 10-mile running trail is the best nature trail in Austin, which is why it’s on our list of The Tastes That Make the City: Austin. Read more
  • Greatist
    GreatistSeptember 26, 2014
    Highlights include: Stevie Ray Vaughn memorial, the interesting graffiti on the railroad bridge, the pedestrian bridge, & Zilker Park. Read more
  • Holly C.
    Holly CrabtreeAugust 9, 2014
    I love the new boardwalk. I can't wait for ACL! We will have a straight ride there!
  • Evan G.
    Evan GainderAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Great trail to run. Earlier is better.
  • Profile P.
    Profile PortraitsFebruary 11, 2014
    Best time to visit is early in the morning when it's not too hot out. Sun up is ideal. Have fun!
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkNovember 25, 2013
    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.
  • USA TODAY
    USA TODAYJuly 24, 2013
    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
  • Lisa
    LisaJune 28, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Park under the bridge at Stratford and mopac. Watch out for pot holes though.
  • Chadwin B.
    Chadwin BarleyMay 21, 2013
    Best running spot ever!
  • 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
  • mitscoots
    mitscootsApril 2, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Run as hard as you can but take a second to enjoy a walk across the pedestrian bridge. It. Is. Zen.
  • Marion Sanchez
    Marion SanchezMarch 31, 2013
    I run in the mornings around 7:30 am, if you go before, it is still pretty dark.
  • KIND Snacks
    KIND SnacksMarch 7, 2013
    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!
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkMarch 5, 2013
    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.
  • Alex L.
    Alex LepoutreJanuary 25, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    If your dog takes a shit on the trail, please pick it up.
  • Mike Z.
    Mike ZJanuary 23, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Don't Instagram while running. Your pictures come out blurry.
  • Greg H.
    Greg HartleJanuary 17, 2013
    Any day of the week this is a great place for a bike ride, jog, or stroll to clear your mind. Enjoy!
  • Xiomara T.
    Xiomara T.January 3, 2013
    If you're visiting Austin & like to take long walks with a gorgeous view..I recommend this trail.
  • Stomper B.
    Stomper BigradioNovember 27, 2012
    This is one bad ass park
  • Kristi C.
    Kristi CarterNovember 3, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Dave G.
    Dave GOctober 16, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Here's a tip: You're not the only one on the trail. Please stay to the right.
  • Evolution D.
    Evolution DietOctober 12, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    The trail is open during ACL!
  • Augustine V.
    Augustine VOctober 8, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Dear Girl w/ way too much makeup on, leave that stuff at home.
  • Lynne
    LynneSeptember 19, 2012
    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.
  • mitscoots
    mitscootsAugust 13, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Our favorite place to run in Austin. Its a place that puts the soul at rest.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 30, 2012
    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.
    Social News NetworkJune 29, 2012
    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.
    Social News NetworkJune 17, 2012
    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.
    Social News NetworkJune 14, 2012
    Water coolers provided courtesy of Run-Tex. Summer time great social scene full of runners, dogs, and lake goers.
  • Reserve123.com
    Reserve123.comJune 11, 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.
  • Steve G.
    Steve GormanMay 14, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Trails are made for spandex. Wear some!
  • Drew W.
    Drew WellsMay 12, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Hula hooping near mopac bridge!
  • American B.
    American Built ClothingApril 19, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the American Built Clothing 5 bridge 5k challenge. Start under the I35 bridge and head west till the Lamar bridge and double back.
  • Henry B.
    Henry BrownApril 17, 2012
    Stay on the right side. Cyclists can use the lance Armstrong trail for a little... Less congestion.
  • Ivy M.
    Ivy M.April 17, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Do: wear sunscreen! At least on your face/neck.... I always forget and end up with a lovely sunglasses tan on my face.
  • Evolution D.
    Evolution DietApril 2, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Please keep your four-legged friends on a tight leash. Wandering critters cause accidents!
  • Austin 360
    Austin 360March 15, 2012
    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.
  • John B.
    John BarbarianMarch 6, 2012
    The running trail along Lady Bird Lake is gorgeous and a perfect way to squeeze in some exercise amidst the beers, BBQ and tacos.
  • Ashley F.
    Ashley FleetJanuary 31, 2012
    Time to get my run on!
  • FitCities
    FitCitiesJanuary 31, 2012
    Great park for some exercise!
  • WhiteGlove Health
    WhiteGlove HealthJanuary 26, 2012
    Great place to get some exercise. Run, walk, bike......just get out there!
  • The Austin Grand Prix
    The Austin Grand PrixDecember 30, 2011
    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.
  • Mikel B.
    Mikel B.December 26, 2011
    Great spot under bridge to smoke a bowl durring ride
  • Papa Noel C.
    Papa Noel Christmas TreesDecember 3, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    We're running to Papa Noel!
  • Erin B.
    Erin BachOctober 2, 2011
    Best Running Trail!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MateerOctober 1, 2011
    Say hey to the bat with a white dot on it's ear. I hear he knows batman.
  • Mercedes P.
    Mercedes PangSeptember 19, 2011
    run. a lot. the whole way if possible
  • Mary Beth B.
    Mary Beth BrennanSeptember 2, 2011
    Outdoor adventure.
  • Sam L.
    Sam LaqueAugust 19, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great place for a run!!
  • Dallas T.
    Dallas TAugust 16, 2011
    Been here 50+ times
    I always have the strong urge to run into people who go more than 2 across in the middle of the trail.
  • Mykole H.
    Mykole HdzJuly 12, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Be sure to apply ur sunscreen at least 15 min prior to ur run. Hide any valueable in ur vehicle as well.
  • John N.
    John NelsonJuly 12, 2011
    On a hot summer day try jumping off one of the footbridges. Delightful (albeit purportedly illegal)!
  • Trina H.
    Trina H.July 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Cannot imagine a better place for a stroll, walk, run or rowing sesh. Read more
  • Joe I.
    Joe IltisMay 15, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Hey girls! Haaaay!
  • Dan M.
    Dan MateerApril 11, 2011
    Work downtown? A quick jog around the lake is the best way to spend a lunch break.
  • Kathleen S.
    Kathleen SmithApril 10, 2011
    I walk 4 miles once a week with a friend. The people, dogs, and the swans, especially the black ones....
  • Evolution D.
    Evolution DietFebruary 14, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    This is the best asset of Austin that I've seen. 11 miles of great views and athleticism.
  • Michelle W.
    Michelle WeberDecember 12, 2010
    a little windy - but a gorgeous day !!!!
  • Anne R.
    Anne RosenbergDecember 2, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Keep to the right.
  • NightReflections ..
    NightReflections .comSeptember 5, 2010
    Note to self: shorts and walking shoes next time
  • Dora
    DoraJuly 21, 2010
    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
  • Lauren S.
    Lauren SheehanMay 22, 2010
    Third Saturday of the Month come under the mopac bridge for a FREE relentless bootcamp.
  • Roy S.
    Roy SosaApril 21, 2010
    Run at sunset
  • David B.
    David BradleyApril 5, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    (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!
  • Tammy G.
    Tammy GordonMarch 12, 2010
    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.
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