Best trails in Austin, Texas

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Looking for a great trail near Austin, Texas? AllTrails has 128 great hiking trails, trail running trails, mountain biking trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails around McKinney Falls State Park or Bastrop State Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Nature Preserve at River Place or Barton Creek Greenbelt. Just looking to take a quick stroll? We've got 86 easy trails in Austin ranging from 0.6 to 10 miles and from 436 to 1,128 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Austin, Texas
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#1 - Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls Via Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
Barton Creek Greenbelt
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Length: 3.3 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
#2 - Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
Barton Creek Greenbelt
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 5 h 58 m
The Barton Creek Greenbelt has reopened and reservations are no longer required. A pretty clear trail with loads of beautiful wildflowers!Show more
#3 - Lady Bird Lake Trail
Butler Park
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Length: 10.0 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
A nice family-friendly trail around a lake in the heart of Austin, TX. Accessibility: This trail is paved, wide (typically at least four feet), and mostly gentle with an estimated max grade of 5%.Show more
#4 - Turkey Creek Trail
Emma Long Metropolitan Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
This trail is rocky with exposed roots. and climbs near the back which, while not very long, are still pretty decent. The signage and the trail itself is good enough that it'd be hard to get lost. And there are usually other people around, in case of injury. At the back of the trail, the loop part, there are several trails which branch off. You get to climb a little more, and the trails are a little more windy and single track and smooth- at least near the beginning. So if you're running (or hiking or whatever) and are like, "Man, that was a quick trip", you could always take one of the "off trail" trails at the back to add some more exploring and mileage.Show more
#5 - St. Edwards Green and Red Loop
St Edwards Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
#6 - Walnut Creek Trail
Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
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Length: 1.3 mi • Est. 34 m
This is a great route for dogs, bikes, and walking. Many enjoy sunbathing at the creek while dogs playing in the water. There are many interconnecting trails in the area to extend this hike and continue exploring. Please note that is not advised to travel along the route when conditions are wet. Walking and biking along the wet clay can further the damage done by rain.Show more
#7 - Hill of Life via Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
Barton Creek Greenbelt
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 15 m
#8 - Onion Creek and Homestead Trail Loop
McKinney Falls State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Please note that reservations are required for day passes either online or over the phone.Show more
#9 - Great Hills Park Trail
The Quarries Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
#10 - Mary Moore Searight Park Trail
Mary Moore Searight Metro Park
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Length: 2.1 mi • Est. 53 m
Outer loop in Mary Moore Searight Metro Park. Trail can be connected to many other inner trails and made into shorter or longer loops.Show more
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