Top Adventures in Austin

  • Walk Through Austin State Capitol

    The loop is primarily used for hiking and walking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash. This walking tour provides the visitor with many views of Texas History: the beautiful state capitol bu...

    3.4 miles 101 ft gain

  • Hike the Butler Trail at Lady Bird Lake

    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...

    4.4 miles 52 ft gain

  • Bike through Iconic Graffiti Landmarks in Austin

    You don't have to rent a bike but it's the "Austin" thing to do. With plenty of pick up and drop off locations all throughout the city you can start the trip and end it whenever you feel like it! It's recommended to start the trip on South Congres...

  • Hike the Mayfield Park Lake Trail

    Mayfield Nature Preserve is a 21-acre park that features roaming peacocks. The nature preserve is in Austin, Texas and is near the shores of Lake Austin. Photos: Andy, Sean O'Neill, and Adam J

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Swim in Barton Springs Pool

    Barton Springs Pool is a historical staple in the city of Austin. Located within Zilker Park, the location is easy to find and even has easy accessible parking. Now with that being said, it is recommended to arrive somewhat early in the day if you...

  • Paddle on Lady Bird Lake in Austin

    Getting There: Lady Bird Lake is located just South of Downtown Austin. One of many ways to access Lady Bird Lake is from Zilker Metropolitan Park and Barton Springs Pool. Free parking is available in the park with direct access to Barton Creek...

  • Hike the Lady Bird Lake Trail

    This loop is great for hiking, mountain biking, and running. The loop is recommended for intermediate - advanced hikers. This trail tends to get crowded on the weekends. Lady Bird Lake is colloquially referred to as Towne Lake. 

    9.99 miles 164 ft gain

  • Hike the Upper Shoal Creek Trail

    The Upper Shoal Creek Trail is a 5.4 mile loop trail that meanders alongside a beautiful river. The trail is shared by hikers, mountain bikers, and trail runners. Dogs are allowed in the Greenbelt but must be kept on leash. This is also a popular ...

    5.47 miles 173 ft gain

  • Hike the Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

    Outside of the fantastic job market, one of the most magical things about Austin is how quickly you can go from city life to being immersed in nature. Nearly every day, I take a quick jaunt down to the Barton Creek Greenbelt with my trusty compani...

    3 miles

  • Take a Stroll around Red Bud Isle

    This small isle is a nice feature of the section of the Colorado River that flows through Austin. The isle is pretty small and is a good scenic location for a quick 1-2 hour outing. All the trails are pretty flat and easy to walk. Definitely worth...

    1 miles 0 ft gain

  • Swim at Gus Fruh

    The trailheads are located in neighborhoods and parking isn't really too much of an issue. The shortest entrance is located off Barton Hills Dr. A quick google search and you will find it and the labeled trail. You walk down into the Barton Creek ...

    0.25 miles 100 ft gain

  • Rock Climb at Gus Fruh

    NOTICE:For this activity it is necessary to have someone with lead climbing and belaying expertise. There is a wide range of difficulties on the routes. A guide that has climbed at this wall before is recommended. GETTING THERE:You can enter Gus F...

    0.5 miles 50 ft gain

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