Explore the most popular city walk trails in Texas with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

As an in-town, beautiful, easy access trail, it’s about as good as they come.

hiking
1 month ago

Excellent urban multiuse with tons of smiles given and taken

Nice and wide. Does a loop so you return to your starting point.

hiking
1 month ago

I like this one for fun.

it's nice.

what an awesome trail, so many changes in scenery, all beautifully groomed

trail running
2 months ago

I have done this couple of times now. But every time it was in summer. So it is best to start early to avoid doing it when the sun gets hot. A pretty long loop that takes you through different parts of the Austin downtown along the Colorado river. You will never be alone on this trail There were enough joggers and cyclists every time I did this trail.

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

There is no trail at that start point...

hiking
3 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

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

on Lady Bird Lake Trail

4 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!!

Very busy loop. An urban trail at best.

walking
6 months ago

This trail is pleasant. Some of it is near apartments, some near a man-made lake. There's also a collection of food trailers on it. It is a good trail to walk with kids.

I found it enjoyable.

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

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.

9 months ago

Paved, relaxing, and has pretty trees to look at. Read a book or chill out by the library at the end of the trail.

hiking
10 months ago

walking
11 months ago

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

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

walking
Sunday, August 06, 2017

This is an easy breezy stroll on a cement walking path through a nicely manicured neighborhood. It's a great path for strollers and kids on bikes.

mountain biking
Tuesday, August 01, 2017

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
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

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.

hiking
Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Easy hike,pretty views.

trail running
Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Nice/convenient inner city park running trail. Moderate traffic. Majority of the trail surface is decomposed granite.

hiking
Thursday, February 23, 2017

Beautiful trail!

road biking
Monday, January 23, 2017

Great ride! Went all the way to Barton Springs and down past 35 by the dam. Came out to about 10 miles.

mountain biking
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

It's definitely nothing special as far as "mountain biking". It's a wide flat gravel trail, but as a local I'd say it's a must see since you are right on the water the whole time.

trail running
Friday, October 28, 2016

Nice trail running close to the Colorado river. A lot to see along the route.

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