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Best trails in Austin

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Looking for a great trail near Austin, Texas? AllTrails has 127 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 10.4 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
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#1 - Riverplace Nature Trail
Nature Preserve at River Place
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Length: 5.5 mi • Est. 2 h 46 m
There is a $10 fee per day per hiker and $10 fee per day per animal. Credit Card Payments only. Children 12 and under with an adult are free. Great trail with tons of stairs. Even more challenging ifShow more
#2 - Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls Via Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
Barton Creek Greenbelt
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Length: 3.7 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls Via Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The tShow more
#3 - Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail
Barton Creek Greenbelt
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Length: 13.8 mi • Est. 5 h 58 m
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is a 13.8 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity oShow more
#4 - Lady Bird Lake Trail
Butler Park
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Length: 10 mi • Est. 4 h 10 m
In the heart of Austin, TX.Show more
#5 - Turkey Creek Trail
Emma Long Metropolitan Park
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Length: 2.8 mi • Est. 1 h 8 m
Rocky and rooty terrain make for great exercise and practice on this trail. There are some climbs near the back which, while not very long, are still pretty decent. The signage and the trail itself isShow more
#6 - St. Edwards Green and Red Loop
St Edwards Park
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Length: 2.7 mi • Est. 1 h 19 m
St. Edwards Green and Red Loop is a 2.7 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity Show more
#7 - 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 continShow more
#8 - Onion Creek and Homestead Trail Loop
McKinney Falls State Park
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Length: 6.5 mi • Est. 2 h 53 m
Onion Creek and Homestead Trail Loop is a 6.5 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of actShow more
#9 - Great Hills Park Trail
The Quarries Park
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Length: 2.3 mi • Est. 1 h 1 m
Great Hills Park Trail is a 2.3 mile loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a river. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, and trail running. DogsShow more
#10 - Bull Creek South to North
Upper Bull Creek Park
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Length: 3.8 mi • Est. 1 h 35 m
Really over grown and muddy and difficult to navigate but really pretty and the water is great! The biggest falls on the trail is named Link falls after an early settler in the valley. While it is posShow more
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