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Lady Bird Lake

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Trail

10.5 mile 16.8 kilometer loop
100% Runnable
Easy

Elevation

Ascent: 200' 61 m
Descent: -201' -61 m
High: 466' 142 m
Low: 433' 132 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 1% (0°)
Max Grade: 3% (2°)

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Trail shared by Caleb Joyce

An iconic, lush, urban trail that delivers an excellent tour of the great city of Austin.

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Overview

If you want to see Austin from a path, hit the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike trail around Lady Bird Lake. This trail takes you through the famous Zilker Park, past the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue, under the bat bridges, along the new boardwalk, all while surrounded by Austin's beautiful wildlife.

Runner Notes

Watch for crowds and be respectful of your fellow trail users.

Description

The majority of this trail is on decomposed granite, with small stretches of paved path. While the whole trail is fairly wide, it can be congested during peak hours. To escape the crowds, you can focus your route to the east of the Congress Street bridge.

You can start from an infinite amount of spots, but most will start under the Mopac Bridge. The trail is fairly flat, but there will be a few climbs and descents that visitors will have to navigate.

History & Background

Town Lake was renamed in 2007 to honor the United States First Lady Lady Bird Johnson. Many locals still call it "Town Lake Trail."

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Nov 23, 2019
Zac W
lovely run early morning..great morning sun on a cold autumn day! 10.5mi — 1h 23m
Aug 11, 2019
Chris Tarbet
Ran several times in the past
Mar 5, 2019
Robert Hill
Great loop. Ice cold day for Austin—33F
Nov 6, 2016
Elba Alarcon-Butron
Nov 4, 2016
Elba Alarcon-Butron
Oct 5, 2016
Sarah Boudreaux

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Photos

Downtown Austin Tour.
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX
Downtown Austin Tour.
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX
The newly remodeled section of Shoal Creek trail... south end
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX
Downtown Austin Tour.
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX
Downtown Austin Tour.
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX
Downtown Austin Tour.
Nov 21, 2017 near Austin, TX

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