Lady Bird Lake Trail

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Lady Bird Lake Trail is a 10 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 10.0 miles Elevation Gain: 216 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

road biking

walking

running

paved

river

views

city walk

In the heart of Austin, TX.

1 minute ago

good cardio ride, paved, lots of people, beautiful views of lake the whole time. Kid friendly

hiking
14 days ago

Great trail. Plenty of shade. Nice greenery, lots of river views, Great city views. Nice parks. Arts section of murals at the wide end on the city side. I typically don’t care for city trails but I loved this one. Lots of runners and bikes on the Saturday when I went. Did the full 10 mile loop in about 3.5 hours with a few stops to enjoy the views.

running
28 days ago

I love this trail! It brings so much peace an motivation to run at the same time. It is at the heart of Austin, and one of it's best features. You can enjoy the serenity of the run and the craziness of the city altogether.

mountain biking
1 month ago

Clockwise because of corona virus

hiking
2 months ago

Very beautiful and calm and the water is amazing for kayaking

hiking
2 months ago

Very calm walk and beautiful sights

road biking
2 months ago

A pleasant walk or run or bike . impossible to lose your way and lots of people watching and pretty river views all within a short walk from our hotel.

3 months ago

Nice trail with a beautiful view of the downtown Austin skyline. We only did a small portion due to a time constraint. Would like to do the full trail some time in the future.

road biking
3 months ago

Not from Austin...Great for dogs, strollers and more. I walked my dog the west trail. It’s well marked. Bridges to cross river have plenty of ramps. Enjoyed the peace and quiet among the city noise.

hiking
3 months ago

An easy walk around the river with views of the capitol building and the river. It can be extended to reach nearly ten miles or shortened to make this far less. A trail for a run as it is mostly flat.

road biking
4 months ago

Rented a Bike from Austin Bike. Awesome views, smooth trails, low crowds on a weekday.

hiking
4 months ago

Really awesome city trail. Easy to navigate. Very clean. Crowded in some spots but not too bad on the weekday. Great for running!

running
5 months ago

This is my ‘home trail’ for >25yrs. Flat loops of 2.9, 4.1, 4.5, 6.9 & 10 miles. Want to see people? Stick West of First St bridge. It does get crowded on weekends after 8am as literally everyone and their dog is there, but still plenty of room on this wide trail. Want more peace & quiet? Head east of Congress Bridge and it’s less crowded east of I35. Want a treat? Sunrise over downtown from the south shore. Not many people, the Lake is glass and the colors are amazing bouncing off the buildings and water

hiking
6 months ago

Nice urban trail! Easy to walk. A little rocky. Hard to spot Lady bird lake - bridge on Lamar Blvd or Lou Neff are the closest options.

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail and a beautiful day to walk.

hiking
7 months ago

It was a good trail with some beautiful views of the Austin skyline. I logged in about 12 miles on the loop. I'm only giving it four stars because there is so much traffic on this trail. People are everywhere! With the people and the cars driving by, there is little serenity.

hiking
7 months ago

Superbe

road biking
7 months ago

Nice way to see the beauty and eclectic nature of Austin. Biking is fun, sand and gravel are ok...if you have a sensitive road bike...then maybe different tires are better for this ride. I went on a Monday, after ACL...pedestrian traffic was lovely, we shared the trail. Lots of stops for photo ops. The city has so many gems.

running
7 months ago

Still my favorite 10 mile loop to run in the country

hiking
9 months ago

Many options. 3, 5, 7 and 10 mile loops.

hiking
9 months ago

Dog friendly trail. You may start from the unleashed park. A good 10 mile stretch with lovely greenery, lake, and city views. My and my german sheperd's favorite part of Austin.

hiking
10 months ago

My dog and I love walking the Lady Bird Lake trail. There's easy street parking near Austin High School and it's simple to get on and off the trail. Plus, at certain points you are basically downtown and can grab a quick coffee or a beer. My dog also likes jumping in the lake to cool off. Lady Bird is a weekend staple for us.

hiking
10 months ago

Easy trail that winds through the city. Very busy but it’s wide enough that you don’t have to constantly dodge people. Beautiful views of the skyline and lake. Lots of areas you can get on and off if you don’t want to walk the entire thing.

hiking
10 months ago

A busy trail with lots of people and dogs. It's worth the caution it takes because the views of the city and lake are wonderful. A great asset for Austin. I'm from St. Pettersburg, Fl. We have lots of nice trails but this trail in Austin sets a high standard.

hiking
10 months ago

Sick running trail! Some of the most gorgeous views of Austin along this trail. Best part is the boardwalk trail right on the lake!

hiking
11 months ago

I love walking along the boardwalk as there are perfect views of the city and lots of turtles! There is heavy foot and bike traffic as well as plenty of water activities. Very nice path to take by yourself or with family.

running
Thu May 30 2019

Beautiful view of downtown Austin!

Mon May 27 2019

Amazing trail and have a lot of people that say hi and are friendly. Love going to the trail on the weekends and spending a day out there

hiking
Sun May 26 2019

Fun and easy trail with great views! Usually pretty crowded but it’s a wide trail so it’s not bad.

walking
muddy
Mon May 13 2019

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