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Bike Trails in Austin All Bikers Should Know About

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Whether you’re a beginner in the biking world or a professional biker, it’s important to know where to find bike trails in Austin. That is why we’ve compiled a list of some of the best places bikers should know about.

Often times bikers claim that taking up cycling can be a person’s best decision yet. Whether it be to improve your health, happiness, relationship, or to simply get out of the house, biking is a great way to spend your extra time.

Shoal Creek is known for being an easy trail to navigate, even through all the winding creeks. People always state that when they bike this trail they feel as though they have escaped the heart of the big city.

There are a number of canopy oak trees, springs, and mini rock canyons on the trail that add to the overall appeal. The perfect trail to choose for beginners and experts.

Every Day | 5A–10PM

📍2600 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78705

Perhaps one of the longer trails on our list is Anna and Raoy Butler. This park is the perfect bike trail to take in the breathtaking views.

One thing to keep in mind is that this trail is known for getting busy on the weekends, so a pro-tip is to try and get there a tad earlier to beat the crowd!

Every Day | 5AM–12AM

📍1820 S Lakeshore Blvd, Austin, TX 78741

Southern Walnut Creek Trail is a 7.3-mile trail along the Walnut Creek Greenbelt. Following Walnut Creek, the paved trail travels mainly through forests as it crosses several parks. 

With its smooth pavement and 10-foot wide concrete paths, it is perfect to accommodate a variety of users. This trail is also full of twisting turns of trees, and beautiful foliage–perfect place for any bicyclist.

Every Day | 5AM–10PM

📍Bolm Rd, Austin, TX 78721

Slaughter Creek Trail is an easy 5-mile trail through the fields of southwest Austin. It’s known for being an easier bike path that is not too intimidating for beginners.

One unique thing about this trail is that fact that many bicyclists have stated that they occasionally run into an assortment of different animals such as Cardinals, White Wing Doves, Mourning Doves and other various lizards.

It’s is a beautiful trail that is pretty open, perfect for sightseeing, getting fresh air and exercise.

Every Day | 7AM–8PM

📍9901 Farm to Market Rd 1826, Austin, TX 78737

What’s unique about Barton Creek Greenbelt is the trail that spans almost seven miles. Whichever path one chooses is a fun experience.

There are even stops in which there are swimming holes–some people bring a bathing suit and use the swimming holes as a place to cool down.

Beginner bikers have the option of following the paved trails, but advanced bikers should keep an eye out for the rugged terrain.

Every Day | 5AM–10PM

📍3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin, TX 78704

Walnut Creek Park is located in Northeast Austin, Texas. This park has a good mixture of creek crossings, rocky inclines and declines, limestone canyons and lots of shade from thick trees.

The trails consist of mostly hard-packed dirt which is perfect for biking. Most of the trails are also well-marked which is helpful for bikers to be able to navigate the trails.

Every Day | 5AM–10PM

📍12138 N Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78753

Veloway is a spacious recreational bicycle and inline skate track that was developed in the 1990’s. Some great factors in why we put this trail as one of our favorites is the asphalt, fun hills, sharp turns, and fantastic scenery.

It’s the perfect trail for bikers at all level. Another great perk is that no foot traffic is allowed, therefore, you won’t have to worry about swerving in and out of traffic.

Every Day | 5AM–10PM

📍4900 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739

Johnson Creek Greenbelt is located in the heart of northwest Austin along the MoPac Expressway. This concrete bike trail runs the length of the linear park/ with highway overpasses soaring overhead. The bike ride is beautiful with all the various scenery of nature and city views. One thing to note is that at the southern end of the park, the trail splits into different parts that connect to different destinations.

Every Day | 5AM–10PM

📍2001 Enfield Rd, Austin, TX 78703

Find Bike Trails in Austin

From bustling to downright serene, the city of Austin is filled with lots of hidden gems to go cycling. If you’re looking for a quick ride or a long ride for exercise, we’ve gathered up the must-try trails that we think are the best for beginners or experienced bikers.

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Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy Baginski

Lizzy is a blogger for the Stuff to Do in Austin City Guide. For more insight on the best events and things to do in the Austin area, download the UNATION app and follow @StufftoDoinAustin on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, and TikTok.

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