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Nice very scenic. Lots of shade. MTB trails everywhere.

Beautiful scenes along lake
Many joggers and cyclists
Worth the time and effort

Loved the trails and views were absolutely spectacular. Best of all it was quiet and not a lot of foot traffic.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. It's pretty crowed unless you go really early.

hiking
1 month ago

Great urban hike! Can be modified to be up to 10ish miles.

walking
1 month ago

The trail is all paved. Very good for biking. The surroundings are lovely. I saw lots of wildflowers and also some wild grape. There are some unpaved side trails that we're fun to explore.

Might send my family there to ride bikes. Probably won't walk there again. Walking mostly on pavement isn't my favorite kind of walk.

Great for Rollerblading if you’re into that! Bike riding is fun but watch for shifted concrete slabs. Some are risen from the land to the point to where you could bump one too hard! Other then that, a wonderful trail through the woods.

on Lady Bird Lake Trail

2 months ago

This is one of my favorite spots in the city! It is full of life on the trail and on the water- tons of amazing city view photo opportunities during a sunset or night hike- take a flashlight as the trail isn’t lit!

I've ran there twice while on the road and plan to as I go through Austin today. I've ran one loop and two loops previously, I ran the full length both times for a 10 and 20 miler. Excited about returning as it's an awesome place to run!!

I live right next to the park so I go there almost everyday to walk my dogs or just to go to get my nature fix. I love this little piece of paradise. Great trails, beautiful creek. My dogs love it too. They can swim in the creek and run around in the woods. There’s abundant wildlife and spring flowers everywhere. Also a good birding area and It’s terrific for bluebonnet photos!

Very busy loop. An urban trail at best.

Brought my two dogs, so much goose poo and mud piles all over the trail. lots of bikes, kept having to get off the path into the grass/mud to let them by. Most never warned me they were coming up and startled my dogs. I wouldn't have minded too badly if they just warned me. Came across a dead dog in the field, and there were no rest spots to stand or sit and let the dogs breathe. It was ok, only will use if it rains again.

If you get off the paved trail, you may forget you are near civilization. It is nearly impossible to get lost because it all eventually loops around no matter which trail you take. There are some really nice hidden gems back there. Explore!

Easy walk, but beware of the high-speed bicyclists.

I live near this park so I walk my dogs here, take my grandson to the playground area, and even swim in the city pool during the summer. An added bonus are the trails that cut through the center of the park for a more secluded walk.

Great inner city Trail/dog walking area. Because there are several trails that come together you may take a wrong turn but still feel you are on the trail. Lots of bikes if walking but Trail wide enough in most areas. Several restrooms on the route. Most of the Trail is along the Lake but you must go up to city street level to cross over the Lake.

trail running
6 months ago

Love this place! Short but good for a 30-40 min run.

hiking
7 months ago

walking
8 months ago

Great trail! It's my first week in Austin and it served an awesome workout!

mountain biking
9 months ago

I have loved this trail for walking and biking for decades. The full loop actually runs from Deep Eddy Pool east to Pleasant Valley Road and back around the other side of Lady Bird Lake. The total is over 11 miles. This app says it's only 4.4 miles but that ignores the beautiful and far less crowded part of the trail that is east of Interstate 35.

trail running
10 months ago

Same review as the "Towne Lake Austin Trail",.
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Parking is most abundant at Zilker Park. Elsewhere, you could be driving the streets of that part of downtown Austin for hours and never find a single good spot. This trail has plenty of restrooms, water, exercise equipment, water craft, etc. along the way. Trail is very wide in most places, and very VERY wide in some places. Very well marked, and well maintained. But if you're looking for a wilderness experience, go elsewhere. The scenery is nice, nice trees and flowers, a nice lake, cool looking urban buildings and sculptures and other stuff. But it's in the middle of an urban area, right next to busy roads most of the time. You will never not here cars and construction and such. But hey, sometimes you don't need a backwoods, rough hike- just a nice stroll which this is. And almost all of it is shaded.

As for trail running, well, it's not really for trail running. I've run here a few times, and mostly it's good for those long continuous runs (versus running slower due to high stepping over roots and rocks, twisting and turning of the trail, ups and downs, etc) It's still a good place to run, if...

If you don't mind what seems to be hundreds of people. People with strollers, people with dogs, people running, walking, biking fast and slow. Half the people don't move out of the way, some of them can be in groups of two or three and somehow take up the entire 10 foot spread of the trail- but that's less about the trail and more about people just don't care.

I give it a three- I would give it a two for trail running, but the amenities, and the general "serenity" it somehow has, even despite all the people and cars and such, I guess it's worth an extra star.

Go early, gets busy, wear sneakers

No foot traffic allowed

Easy hike,pretty views.

They have a great paved trail...but it lacks shade. I attempted to create my own route using side trails and it was both challenging and shaded. I only encountered 1 cyclist and no joggers/hikers. If you do this make sure you use the Map My Run app or another similar. The All Trails app was far from accurate for most of the jog and I could've been wandering indefinitely if I were relying solely on its navigation system.

hiking
11 months ago

I walk here weekly and really love the wide path. There are no water fountains, so bring your own water. There are no benches or places to rest and no restrooms. With that said, I still enjoy this walk.

walking
11 months ago

Flowers just losing petals.

hiking
Sunday, March 19, 2017

Went today with my pup on the off leash side. Loved it. Would like some signage, but the adventure was super fun. Will be going again!

hiking
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Attractive trails in a sprawling city park. Needs a bit better maintenance and some maps or signs. Walked a two mile loop with four kids with no trouble. Nice place for pets, lots of dogs. Fun playground with pavilions and bathrooms.

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