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“Great way to spend an afternoon”

Lady Bird Lake Hike-and-Bike Trail
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Owner description: Scenic trail through lush green parks and peaceful lakes: a great place to bike, hike and run.
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.

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Reviewed February 26, 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.

Thank Tony M
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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.

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Reviewed February 25, 2013

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

Thank Jenny L
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

Visited University of Texas Austin with my son and saw that this place has great review and came for a visit. This trail sure did not disappoint as we enjoyed it a lot. Saw many people biking, jogging, walking their kids in strollers, others walking with their dogs. There were also places where you can rent canoes and kayaks. The view is beautiful. Would love to visit again next time. The botanical garden and the science center are near by as well.

1  Thank NewJerseyIlmmd
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