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green Lady Bird Lake Trail

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Trail

10.5 mile 16.8 kilometer loop
Singletrack
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 266' 81 m
Descent: -266' -81 m
High: 468' 143 m
Low: 432' 132 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (1°)
Max Grade: 4% (2°)

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Trail shared by Caleb Joyce

An iconic, lush, urban trail that delivers an excellent tour of the great city of Austin.

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Family Friendly The boardwalk area is great for a family cruise. This trail passes through many parks for the family to play in.

Overview

If you want to see Austin from a path, hit the Lady Bird Lake Trail. This trail takes you through the famous Zilker Park, past the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue, under the bat bridges, and along the new boardwalk, all while surrounded by Austin's beautiful wildlife.

Description

The majority of this trail is decomposed granite, with small stretches of paved path. It's fairly wide but can be congested during peak hours. To escape the crowds, you can focus your route east of the Congress Street bridge.

You can start from an infinite amount of spots, but most will start under the Mopac Bridge. The path is a great way to get around to some of Austin's highlights. The trail is flat for the duration, though there are a few rises sprinkled in here and there.

History & Background

Town Lake was renamed in 2007 to honor the United States First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Many locals still call it "Town Lake Trail."

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Mar 10, 2019
Shanker Nair
Jul 16, 2018
Bryan Prejean
17mi
Jul 6, 2018
Selena Swartzfager
Urban cycling 14.3mi
May 28, 2018
Ruben Arriaga
10.2mi
May 5, 2018
Kelly Lockman
Apr 27, 2018
Melanie Stoeckle
Great, easy ride around the lake! 16mi
Apr 14, 2018
Changhoon Jeon
10.5mi
Dec 30, 2017
Matt Hage
Great way to see some of Austin, but can get crowded in spots. — 2h 00m

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  4.1 from 17 votes

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