Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake

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Price & Hours

5 a.m.-midnight daily


Free, Parks and Gardens, Recreation Type
2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend


  • 5.0Value
  • 3.0Facilities
  • 4.5Atmosphere

A cherished outdoor space in the city, the 10-mile Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail which encompasses the entire lake, serves as a popular place for runners, walkers and cyclists, for both locals and visitors. Outdoor enthusiasts rave about the peace and quiet beauty the trail affords.

The urban path takes visitors along the water's edge and passes by plenty of places to relax, eat and even picnic. Part of the trail is a 1.1-mile boardwalk which offers amazing downtown views. There are several bathrooms along the path, a dog park and scenic overlooks.

The trail and boardwalk are open daily from 5 a.m. to midnight each day. Both can be accessed at several different points. Street parking is available along South Lakeshore Boulevard between Pleasant Valley Road and Riverside. Access is free. If you want to rent a bike, there are several Austin B-cycle stations near the trail. For more information, visit the City of Austin's website.

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