Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

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Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail

Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
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Scenic trail through lush green parks and peaceful lakes: a great place to bike, hike and run.
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TeamTex
Houston, TX165 contributions
Sep 2021
We walked over four miles on the trail and really enjoyed the walk. It is necessary to watch for bikers who sometimes come whizzing by without any advance notice, but the beauty of the walk is worth it. We walked over toward Barton Springs where there is a pedestrian (and bike) bridge. That area has some nice spots where you can see a lot of paddleboarders and people in kayaks and canoes.
Written September 19, 2021
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Marie T
Newbury Park7 contributions
Apr 2022
My friend and I wanted to check out Lady Bird Lake and get exercise at the same time. There was a relatively small area that offered free 2-hour parking near the Hyatt Regency on the lake’s south side. All the trees along the trail provided a lot of shade , welcome on a sunny and warm day. This is a terrific way to take in the Austin scene.
Written April 18, 2022
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Beamr
Conroe, TX89 contributions
Sep 2020
After 50 years of passing through Austin, I finally had a chance to spend some time and get to know the City. Walked this trail one evening and it really is an asset to Austin. Shaded, good gravel surface walking along the lake through downtown. Made you feel like you were in an European City not a City in the middle of Texas. Austin has been expanding its trails and it shows. No wonder people want to live here. Best way to experience this trail in the downtown area as a walker is to go down one side, cross a bridge and return on the other side. If you time this right, you can hit the S. Congress Bridge bats at sunset in the summertime. Just take a headlamp for getting back to your car. After work hours it is very busy. If you want to ride your bike, its best to go during off hours or you will spend the whole time dodging walkers and dogs. A bell should be required. Multiple bikes came zipping past without even calling out. As a bike rider too, it seems like it would be annoying to be on parts of this trail in the evening or weekend mornings but definitely would be a fun ride at other times. I still don't like the requirement to use a phone app to park your car, so we went after hours.
Written September 14, 2020
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Mike H
Austin, TX4 contributions
Apr 2021
This trail was once the main reason I moved to Austin and now I won't go near it and I dang sure wouldn't recommend any female travel on it alone. Homeless everywhere! The homeless plague this once beautiful city and the grow in number by the day. I have no clue what the benefit is to the city and its residents to let it turn to trash like it has. Please tell me who this benefits because it's not the homeless? Do we sacrifice an entire city and its safety for the sake of letting mentally ill people suffer atrocities while living on the street? The mayor "Cabo Steve" is a joke and literally thinks this is the Austin of the future.
Written April 27, 2021
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FLGIRL
The Villages, FL441 contributions
Apr 2021
Probably was nicer back in the day but currently tents seem to line parts of the trail with the homeless finding refuge. Parking is scattered about since the trail is quite long. It has a ‘hardened’ gravel like path lining the lake/river and great for tourists like ourselves to take pics of the city, enjoy a stroll, or for locals, a jogging path.
Written April 23, 2021
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Laurence1001
Wimberley, TX157 contributions
Apr 2021
I used to love running and walking at the lake, but the growing homeless camps on and near the lake are an eyesore and sanitation problem. The related safety issues don't help. I did not go to the lake this trip. Austin's charm is fading.
Written April 24, 2021
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Solutions123
Austin, TX135 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
Surprisingly Austin lacks walking and biking trails that connect neighborhoods. I lived in Colorado for a long time and we had trails from the suburbs to the city and from west to East of the Denver suburbs. It was amazing. Lady Bird Lake trail is really one of a few really well developed bike and walk trails that I have experienced so far. And it has a nice scenery.
Written June 13, 2020
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davisellu
Baltimore, Maryland557 contributions
Dec 2019
I love the hike and bike trail around the lake in the middle of town. It's a fantastic place to take in some exercise, enjoy the views, and occasionally get to see some wildlife in the middle of the city. It's great for kids, families, friends, or even going solo. The downsides are that 1) it's often very crowded and you have to really watch for bikers, dogs, etc. (don't bring your dog if it does not play well with others); and 2) places to park can be hard to find. For the latter I like the Austin High School lot the best on the weekends and after school hours.
Written January 1, 2020
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Denise A
Parker, CO6 contributions
Feb 2020
I surprised my hubby with a trip to Austin for Valentine's Day. Upon arrival, we drove to Lady Bird Lake and hiked about 5 of the 10 miles including the Boardwalk. Was a beautiful sunny day and really enjoyed the views!
Written February 18, 2020
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Debbie G
Rochester, NY9 contributions
Mar 2020
Coming to Austin from the frozen tundra of Western New York, I absolutely loved how much outdoor activity is going on there. Bikers, hikers, dog walkers, kayaks, canoes, and everything in between. Lady Bird Lake is centrally located near the downtown area, and it has a wonderful 10-mile bike trail encircling it. I rented a bike from Barton Springs Bike Rental (really nice folks), and I spent a wonderful 72 degree afternoon riding on the bike path, and taking it all in. It's a great way to see a different view of Austin, and to work off some calories from all the incredible restaurants.
Written March 16, 2020
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