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“Great experience!” 4 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 #5 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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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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“Great experience!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

Running is my primary mode of exercise. Town Lake trails are an awesome way to get that exercise and soak up the scenery at the same time. I live an appreciable distance away from downtown, but still manage to run at Town Lake every so often for the simple quality that it provides. It has my recommendation!

Visited September 2012
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“Great way to spend an afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

The trail is an absolutely wonderful way to see some of the more beautiful parts of Austin while getting in some exercise. Park under the bridge on the far side and walk back toward the Congress Bridge along the lake. There are some great views of the skyline as well as secluded beautiful natural spots along the way.

Visited November 2012
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Austin, Texas
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“Great place for running, walking, biking, kayaking, and more”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013

I have found the Town Lake Hike and Bike trail to be one of the best places to work out and just spend time. So close to downtown it is convenient to get to and enjoy. I like parking at Zilker Park and running along Barton Springs to the Lake. The nice thing is, you can park in any number of places that are convenient to you and get access to the trail. There is also a nice dog run and park if you want to bring your dogs. Another great activity is to rent kayaks or canoes or stand up paddle boards. Prices are reasonable. I would not recommend the paddle boats as much as the other alternatives. They don't work as well and can be difficult to steer and control vs the more agile kayaks and canoes. If you have not tried the paddle boards, you should. It is not that hard to learn and really is a nice workout and enjoyable way to move around the Lake. By the way, there are no motor boats zooming by which helps to make this a really peaceful experience. The trail is almost all cinder track type running which I find to be very comfortable to run on. There are some slight inclines to give you some elevation and a good workout as you run. You can also run up to Congress and in a few blocks have a Starbucks after your run. There are some good running routes posted online giving you a choice of distances. Most involve crossing over bridges many of which are designed just for pedestrians. This just adds to the spectacular views of the city and the lake.

Visited February 2013
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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“Austin is so lucky to have this network of trails right in the city! Congrats to the city planners!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

So nice to have a touch of nature right in the city. Diversity of plants and birds. If we had more time we would have rented bikes. Our only beef was that many cyclists rode was too fast past pedestians.

Visited February 2013
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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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“Great Easy Running Trail”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Easy to navigate with a lot of entrances and exits. Always people on it biking and running with dogs.

Visited February 2013
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