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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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Lady Bird Lake, First Street Bridge at Lady Bird Lake, Austin, TX 78701
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The "hike and bike" trail is one of Austin's greatest assets. I use it nearly every day to run. There are many options you can take for a 1, 3, 5, 6 or 10 mile route. It doesn't matter if you are a serious runner,...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply put, this is one of the best running trails for travelers, anywhere. Variable distances, good surface, scenic, some short climbs, water fountains, bathrooms etc. Also a walk from downtown and SoCo. Do take a flashlight at night for all the right reasons. There are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank johnFairview
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After breakfast we walked along the Lady Bird Lake - it was a very nice walk. The morning was warm - there was many joggers, families, couples, couples with dogs. The walk is very easy, with many places to stop for pictures, and to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank stunt101
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A great jog trail in the middle of Austin with locals and tourists using it. Great photo opportunities around the loop.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank gyAustin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Many Nice easy places to park for this trail. Lake Scenery is mostly blocked by trees. Openings allow nice views of the city’s tall buildings and the water. Lots of canoeing going on. Dog walkers, bikers and walkers all sharing the path. No motorized scooters...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Neildash1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very nice place to take a nice walk and to be able to view across the river into the downtown area of Austin. Great parking and the public service workers were helpful in pointing out areas to be checked out. Free parking too.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 734norbertk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I come here regularly over spring and autumn. Love the trail. The elevation is not too much but enough for a good workout. Also the dog park is amazing. My dog loves it here.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank shrutis1989
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Walk or bike (or both) this trail offers wonderful views of the city and great exposures to pretty natural areas. A must see in Austin.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yazzy13
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent the afternoon walking along the trail. We saw about 20 or 30 turtles aliong the way and numerous fish. You could rent kayaks along the trail as well

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank TimBattleGroundWa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I always hike in lady bird lake trails almost everytime I visit Austin. Easy hike. Feel very safe with many hikers around. Nice scenery in every corners. You can easily get up to the street levels to enjoy downtown restaurants. This is my Favorite place...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Laura M
August 8, 2018|
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Response from honestdave147 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Laura. The bicycle rental & app was called Pace. We downloaded the apps on both of our phones and were able to rent for as little or as long as you wanted. It was not expensive and would have been a better experience if... More
Quentin R
August 29, 2017|
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Response from Beth C | Reviewed this property |
I know the rental place by Barton Springs is cash only, but Texas Rowing Center accepts debit cards. It's located on N. Side of River near austin High School
Kelsey H
February 5, 2017|
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Response from ponyscenery | Reviewed this property |
We used the free parking on South Pleasant Valley Rd. As you go toward South Lakeshore Blvd. or left from S. Lakeshore Blvd. and on your left.