Hikes are great to take you away from it all for a while, and disappear up into the mountains. But sometimes, hikes can be right in the thick of it all, and that’s just as great. The Ann and Roy Butler hike and bike trail does exactly that, situated at Lady Bird Lake (the trail can also be called the Lady Bird Lake Trail, for this reason), you’ll pass some of the best spots in Austin during your hike, from the Auditorium Shores to Zilker Park. When you need a rest, simply take a seat somewhere and watch runners and paddle-boarders zoom by you.
Austin’s inhabitants are blessed. The city never stifles, as there’s always tons of green and outdoor space to roam. Here, you can hike, stroll, and dip your toes in a lake, just a few yards away from a buzzing, lively city space. That’s what’s great about visiting a city like Austin – it really has it all.
Of course, what makes it better is that Austin is pretty much always sunny, and those hiking trails are practically begging you to take them on. So get ready to get your steps in, and explore all the best things that Austin has to offer, whether you’re a beginner walker or a seasoned explorer. From bike trails to mountain hikes, here are the best places to hike in Austin right now.