AUSTIN HIKING & RECREATION
There's a reason Austin is often ranked one of the fittest cities in the country. Austin is home to tons of trails for running, walking, hiking or biking – without even traveling outside the city limits.
Whether it's a trek through the Barton Creek Greenbelt or a day trip to nearby McKinney Falls State Park, make sure some fun in the sun makes it on your Austin itinerary. Explore our nearby parks, trails, natural areas and more and plan your Austin adventure today!
Hike along the leafy 10-mile Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake, which skirts along shimmering waters and has picturesque views of Austin’s skyline. Snap a selfie with the memorial statue of Austin music legend Stevie Ray Vaughan, stationed along the route at Auditorium Shores.
Just 30 miles west of Austin, hike through a Texas Hill Country landscape of limestone cliffs and stone river beds along the Pedernales River at Pedernales Falls State Park. Follow Juniper Ridge Trail, which wends through a shaded mesquite forest and leads to the park’s rushing Pedernales Falls.
Find even more parks and hiking trails below.