Looking for the best place for some outdoor exercise in Austin? Austinites are lucky to live in a city with an abundance of natural beauty and fabulous trails. Austin is renowned for its parks, trails and green spaces, and there are a variety of sports-related activities for both the novice exerciser and experienced athlete. For the runner, there are plenty of beautiful jogging trails to choose from. Whether you're training for your next marathon, or simply want to get more active, we've put together a list of the best places to go for a jog in Austin. Lace up your sneakers and read on to discover your next route or trail!
Barton Creek Greenbelt
The Greenbelt is one of the most popular jogging trails in Austin, and for good reason. There are several entry points and numerous branches off of the trail, creating an infinite number of paths to explore. It's also dog-friendly so you can bring your pup along for the ride! Enjoy 7.25 miles of thick vegetation, limestone cliffs, and waterfalls while getting in your daily steps.
Lady Bird Lake
Lady Bird Lake offers both short and long distance running paths. Beginners can jog the 3.2-mile loop around Auditorium Shores, or take the South First Bridge down to the Mopac Bridge. Experienced joggers can run 7 and 10 miles loops with two water stops along the way.
Centrally located, this trail has 3 miles of exciting terrain. The trailhead is at 2600 North Lamar Boulevard and has ample parking space. Another entrance is at Lady Bird Lake Hike between Lamar Boulevard and Caesar Chavez.
One of the best jogging trails in town is in Travis Heights. The hilly neighborhood trail has two options: alongside the Blunn Creek or beside the South Congress entertainment district. The trail also has easy access to several bistros and restaurants for a post-jog treat! There are also food trucks and trailers for a more casual snack.
McKinney Falls State Park
This trail is one of the most photo-worthy in Austin. There are a numerous lush waterfalls and scenic byways that will take your breath away. The two jogging trails are the Homestead Trail and Onion Creek Hike. Although there is a small entrance fee, it is well worth the money. While you are there, visit “Old Baldy”, one of the oldest bald cypress trees on public land.
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No matter your workout style, our Southwest Austin apartments are never too far away from a place to get your sweat on. Contact us today to schedule a tour, and see how convenient Hill Country living can be.