Austin has built a reputation for being an active city full of outdoorsmen. On any given day, you can find hundreds of people walking or cycling along Lady Bird Lake, paddle boarding, or playing a pickup game in Zilker Park. It can be difficult to keep up with all of Austin’s unique outdoor attractions so we’ve gathered a few of our favorite hiking and biking trails to enjoy Austin’s natural beauty and get active.
Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail
Arguably Austin’s most noteworthy trail, the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike is a hotspot for both locals and tourists. This easy-going trail circles around Lady Bird Lake and welcomes anyone looking to walk, run, and cycle with dozens of access points allowing visitors to choose their distance. This not so hidden gem at times offers an escape from the city with areas encased with foliage while in other places gives a unique view of the city’s expanding skyline. In Austin-fashion, the trial is also friendly to on-leash dogs.
Located just off of Mopac on the Greenbelt, Sculpture Falls is one of the city’s best-hidden gems. A short hike over rocky terrain leads to multiple access points to the river where visitors are welcome to set up picnics and swim. Almost entirely shaded by trees, this trail is a great option when trying to avoid the sun and stay cool. The trail is also dog-friendly, as long as they’re on-leash.
Turkey Creek Trail
Just a short drive away, Turkey Creek Trail is located in the Hill Country within the Emma Long Metropolitan Park. A little less than 3 miles, this hiking trail is easily managed by visitors of all ages and fitness levels. Heavily wooded and boasting multiple water passes, this trail is truly an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Like most trails, Turkey Creek is on-leash dog-friendly.
Shoal Creek Trail
For a more urban and less adventurous trail, the Soal Creek trail cuts through the heart of downtown starting at 35th street and conveniently drops you off on 15th street and Lamar Blvd. The paved trail is a great option for anyone looking to get outside and welcomes everyone from cyclists to owners walking their dogs.
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