University of Texas Walk

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University of Texas Walk is a 3.1 mile loop trail located near Austin, Texas and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for walking and trail running and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
137 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

kid friendly

trail running

walking

Nicknamed the "40 Acres" after the plot of land pn which it sits, the University of Texas is one of the largest and most respected universities in the US. Founded in 1883, today is has grown to 17 colleges and schools, about 24,000 faculty and staff, and more than 50,000 students. Seven museums and 17 libraries call it home. Great photo opportunities abound with a plethora of bronze sculptures, beautiful landscaping and impressive architecture. From a Gutenberg Bible to the largest flying creature known to man, the museums and libraries have something for everyone. By the end of the day you'll be a UT fan.

walking
1 month ago

My wife and I were bored, so she was like, "Let's go to UT, they have libraries, small museums, art galleries, etc. Plus you like to walk and explore, and we'll definitely have to find our way around." She was right!

Plenty of small science and history museums, and art galleries, some free some a few bucks. And the libraries are huge. Some of the buildings are college buildings, but others look grand and stately. And when you need a break, just head over to Starbucks.