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lady bird lake hike and bike trails

    Join The Trail Foundation under the stars at the Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday, November 3rd for an evening of cocktails, tasty eats, and entertainment. Attire is cocktail on top, Trail on bottom. This magical night will be full of fun activities and surprises.

    All funds raised will go towards protecting and enhancing the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake. Look toward the future of the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail while raising critical funds for important Trail projects such as the Drake Bridge Commons, Rainey Street Trailhead, and Festival Beach Restroom.

    The Trail Foundation is a 501(c)3 dedicated to protecting, enhancing, and connecting the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake for the benefit of all. The Trail Foundation works in cooperation with the Austin Parks and Recreation Department to close the gap between what the City provides and what the Trail deserves.

    This may seem like a fairly obvious Austin “Thing to Do” but with it being New Year’s Resolution Time I am sure many resolutions include something about getting in shape so here it is, Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trails.  

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    The trails offer all different course lengths depending on where you decide to start, you can do anything from just under three to over ten miles. The course is one big circle so it makes it easy and the scenery never gets old. Plus, fresh air is good for the soul.

    Run Tex provides many water stations throughout the trail so you do not have to worry about bringing water.

    For you dog lovers out there you can also stop at the Dog Park and let your dog cool off in the River at South First and Barton Springs Road.

    This is something that can be enjoyed year round and days like today are perfect for it! The trails seem to be quite popular because Matthew McConaughey, Lance Armstrong, some of the Cast of Friday Night Lights, and others have all been spotted getting a work out in on the trails

    This is a link to a course map so you can get a better idea of the mile markers throughout the trails.  

    Trail Map