The Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake is accessible from downtown Austin, and is perfect for a wide range of mileage distances and activities.

The Butler Trail offers distances from 3 miles to 10.15 miles. This trail is perfect for hiking, walking, running, dog walking, biking, and more. The trail offers scenic views of downtown Austin, along with views of the river. The trailheads offer restrooms, drinking fountains, foot showers, and ecological restoration signage for education. There are lots of good places to grab a quick bite, some coffee, or to sit down for a longer meal along the trail. The variety of distances offered by this trail makes it perfect for all ages and skill levels. 

Pack List

  • Water
  • Cash for food or drinks
  • Sturdy walking shoes or trail runners
  • Sun protection 
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RT Distance 4.4 Miles
Elevation Gain 52 Feet
Activities Cycling, Mountain Biking, Running, Kayaking, Hiking
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Trail Type Loop
Dog Friendly

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