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“Year round fitness” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
Lady Bird Lake, First Street Bridge at Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX 78701 (South Austin)
(512) 974-6700
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Ranked #4 of 182 Attractions in Austin
Type: Hiking Trails, Biking Trails, Trails, Jogging Paths/ Tracks
Activities: Biking, Hiking
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Owner description: Scenic trail through lush green parks and peaceful lakes: a great place to bike, hike and run.
Austin
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“Year round fitness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

The hike and bike trail, also known as Lady Bird Lake Trail (after Lady Bird Johnson, who began the beautification efforts in the early 1970s), is a scenic, easy and enjoyable running, jogging, and walking trail in the heart of Austin, Texas. There are 4 bridges crossing the lake, enabling you to take on as small or as large of a loop as you like. Parking is in various smaller lots scattered at the periphery, and the largest lot is on the north side of the lake near Austin High School. There aren't any restaurants or shops along the trail - it's scenic and understated. Water is provided by a local running supply store at points along the trail, but if you want to be sure to have water, bring your own. There is little to no lighting after dark, so complete your run/walk during the day.

Visited November 2012
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Fayetteville, AR
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
“one of the best areas to walk, jog, or bike”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

the view of the river and natural areas and the access from downtown. Several hotels have direct access to the trail. The trail is well maintained and enjoyed by locals.

Visited October 2012
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Austin, Texas
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
“Fitness haven!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2012

You can't come to Austin and skip the Hiking trail! It's a must see and do while you are in town or even if you are a local. Beautiful trees line the lake and miles of trails are carved along the edge of the waters for running, walking or biking. And if you don't feel like any of the above, feel free to sit on a park bench and watch the white swans. Or rent a kayak or paddle board and cruise the lake, or bring your dog and play at the dog park area in front of the Long Center. Beautiful nature nook in the middle of the city!

Visited October 2012
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Austin, Texas, United States
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“Town Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Scenic clean trail-not rough to ride-cooler under the shade trees riding-very historical with Stevie Ray Von statue!!

Visited September 2012
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Pittsburgh
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“One of the best trails in America”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Read about the Town Lake Trail on Trip Advisor and it lived up to the reviews. The majority of the trail is wide and lined with trees and fantastic views of the lake and the city of Austin. The southeast portion of the trail is mostly sidewalks and along side the road, but the remainder of the trail makes up for the ordinary. Plans are in place to have a boardwalk replace much of that portion. The busiest part of the trail is of course closest to the center of the city, but dont be afraid to explore each end. We were amazed how well maintained the trail was and how little litter was present. Well done Austin.

Visited October 2012
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