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A fun inner city trail that isn't nearly as congested as Town Lake.


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Map Key

4.0

Miles

6.4

KM

Singletrack

565' 172 m

High

442' 135 m

Low

168' 51 m

Up

45' 14 m

Down

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

4%

Max Grade (2°)

Dogs Leashed

E-Bikes Unknown

Family Friendly This trail rims a creek. Turtles and fish can be seen from the trail. You'll also ride through Pease Park which includes a playground.

Description

You can start at either end of this trail and make it an out-n-back. Starting from Lady Bird Lake, you'll roll through the city, avoiding all roads and cars on a nice wide paved path. About halfway up, the trail turns to decomposed granite (an Austin favorite trail material).

Just past Pease Park, the trail becomes a bit more rugged. Towards the end you'll ride next to some steep cliffs that overhang above you. Just past the cliffs, you'll pop out at 31st Street.

Have a little more in you? Head left on 31st Street, after a few blocks, you'll see the trail picks back up on the left. The trail ends at 38th Street - have a friend pick you up or bomb back down to the city and buy yourself an ice cold pint.

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Shared By:

Caleb Joyce

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Photos

Shoal Creek Rock Rip.
Nov 20, 2022 near Austin, TX
Shoal Creek Rock Formation.
Nov 20, 2022 near Austin, TX
Lower Shoal Creek Trail....half a block from the downtown Austin REI store!
Dec 27, 2017 near Austin, TX
Lower Shoal Creek Trail is just half a block from the downtown Austin REI store!
Dec 18, 2017 near Austin, TX
Lower Shoal Creek Trail is just half a block from the downtown Austin REI store!
Dec 18, 2017 near Austin, TX
The newly remodeled section of Shoal Creek Trail.
Dec 18, 2017 near Austin, TX

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Sep 26, 2021
SARAH HUGHES
Feb 26, 2021
Alex Schmies
8mi
Dec 13, 2020
Alex Schmies
Nice ride. Mtn bike not needed. Try it with a raft to make a loop 8mi — 2h 00m
Dec 8, 2020
Ted Johnson
Did most of it fun easy
Jun 8, 2019
Ananda Ford
Jan 5, 2019
Luis Matamoros
Aug 30, 2018
Cayla Blue
It’s a bit dirty. Lots of trash and homeless people sleeping under each bridge. 4mi
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