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Lady Bird Lake Trail

Trail and Park · Old West Austin
Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX 78746, United States
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  • Yellowmonkeyrunner
    Easy accesses and safe and fun trail with great views
    Yellowmonkeyrunner · April 19
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  • Outdoor Voices
    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.
    Outdoor Voices · March 7
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  • Olena T.
    The best trail to run in Austin
    Olena Tkacheva · February 5
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  • RevsLaws
    Go early on weekends to avoid kids, 4-abreast walkers and people with long-leashed dogs.
    RevsLaws · December 30, 2015
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  • Lesley R.
    Take a stroll - and spend the entire time wishing you had a dog! A great place to walk off the deliciousness that is Austin.
    Lesley Robinson · December 29, 2015
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  • Terence C.
    Nice trail. Great to walk, run or bike!
    Terence Chan · November 15, 2015
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  • Anna M.
    Some of the best people watching in the city! I love running and walking here. Great place to stroll with a friend and chat.
    Anna Mentzer · November 8, 2015
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  • Justin T.
    Awesome place to hike or run
    Justin Turner · October 18, 2015
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  • Jeff G.
    Run it in the early morning when it's cooler
    Jeff Giesea · September 23, 2015
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  • Nick S.
    Best place to run in the city
    Nick Scott · September 3, 2015
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  • Julia O.
    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.
    Julia Outerspace · June 22, 2015
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  • Michelle A.
    Gorgeous trail
    Michelle Anderson · June 17, 2015
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  • Olivia C.
    Love to jog on the trails. My weekend treat! 😎
    Olivia Colunga · May 31, 2015
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  • Becky R.
    Running, scenic views
    Becky Russoniello · May 31, 2015
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  • Mark D.
    One of my favorite exercise trails....just gorgeous!
    Mark Dilworth · April 17, 2015
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  • Stephanie A.
    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! 😁
    Stephanie Aguilar · April 9, 2015
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  • Liz H.
    Best hike and bike trail with beautiful views and don't forget a piece of bread for the ducks!
    Liz Hall · April 9, 2015
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  • Jenn M.
    Great place to walk and watch the rowing teams.
    Jenn M · March 30, 2015
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  • Kira M.
    Check out kayaks for rent in the area on GetMyBoat! Read more
    Kira Maixner · March 14, 2015
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  • Visit Austin
    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
    Visit Austin · March 13, 2015
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  • Seth D.
    The kayaking on this lake is easy going and fun.
    Seth Dean · March 5, 2015
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • Evan G.
    Great trail to run. Earlier is better.
    Evan Gainder · August 9, 2014
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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 Portraits · February 11, 2014
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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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  • 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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  • Lisa
    Park under the bridge at Stratford and mopac. Watch out for pot holes though.
    Lisa · June 28, 2013
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  • Chadwin B.
    Best running spot ever!
    Chadwin Barley · May 21, 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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  • 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 News Network · March 5, 2013
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  • Alex L.
    If your dog takes a shit on the trail, please pick it up.
    Alex Lepoutre · January 25, 2013
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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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  • 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
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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 Bigradio · 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 Carter · 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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  • Evolution D.
    The trail is open during ACL!
    Evolution Diet · October 12, 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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  • 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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  • 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.
    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
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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 News Network · 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 News Network · 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 News Network · June 14, 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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  • Steve G.
    Trails are made for spandex. Wear some!
    Steve Gorman · May 14, 2012
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  • Drew W.
    Hula hooping near mopac bridge!
    Drew Wells · May 12, 2012
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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 Built Clothing · April 19, 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 Brown · April 17, 2012
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  • 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
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  • Evolution D.
    Please keep your four-legged friends on a tight leash. Wandering critters cause accidents!
    Evolution Diet · April 2, 2012
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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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  • 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
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  • Ashley F.
    Time to get my run on!
    Ashley Fleet · January 31, 2012
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  • FitCities
    Great park for some exercise!
    FitCities · January 31, 2012
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  • WhiteGlove Health
    Great place to get some exercise. Run, walk, bike......just get out there!
    WhiteGlove Health · January 26, 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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  • Mikel B.
    Great spot under bridge to smoke a bowl durring ride
    Mikel B. · December 26, 2011
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  • Papa Noel C.
    We're running to Papa Noel!
    Papa Noel Christmas Trees · December 3, 2011
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  • Erin B.
    Best Running Trail!
    Erin Bach · October 2, 2011
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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 Mateer · October 1, 2011
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  • Mercedes P.
    run. a lot. the whole way if possible
    Mercedes Pang · September 19, 2011
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  • Mary Beth B.
    Outdoor adventure.
    Mary Beth Brennan · September 2, 2011
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  • Sam L.
    Great place for a run!!
    Sam Laque · August 19, 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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  • Mykole H.
    Be sure to apply ur sunscreen at least 15 min prior to ur run. Hide any valueable in ur vehicle as well.
    Mykole Hdz · July 12, 2011
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  • John N.
    On a hot summer day try jumping off one of the footbridges. Delightful (albeit purportedly illegal)!
    John Nelson · July 12, 2011
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  • Trina
    Cannot imagine a better place for a stroll, walk, run or rowing sesh. Read more
    Trina · July 5, 2011
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  • Joe I.
    Hey girls! Haaaay!
    Joe Iltis · May 15, 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 Mateer · April 11, 2011
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  • Kathleen S.
    I walk 4 miles once a week with a friend. The people, dogs, and the swans, especially the black ones....
    Kathleen Smith · April 10, 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 Diet · February 14, 2011
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  • Michelle W.
    a little windy - but a gorgeous day !!!!
    Michelle Weber · December 12, 2010
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  • Anne R.
    Keep to the right.
    Anne Rosenberg · December 2, 2010
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  • NightReflections ..
    Note to self: shorts and walking shoes next time
    NightReflections .com · September 5, 2010
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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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  • Lauren S.
    Third Saturday of the Month come under the mopac bridge for a FREE relentless bootcamp.
    Lauren Sheehan · May 22, 2010
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  • Roy S.
    Run at sunset
    Roy Sosa · April 21, 2010
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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
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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 Gordon · March 12, 2010
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