Austin is known for being a health-conscious city. There are bike lanes and trails all over town, and there are always people running around Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake,) First Street bridge and Congress bridge. (You’ll see these areas on our Heart of Austin Tour)
Now is the best time to check these areas out since the Texas heat has gone down a notch or two with the changing of the season. But what are the best Austin biking trails? There’s so many to choose from! Here are our top 5 Austin biking trails.
5. Veloway Park
The Veloway is a 3-mile paved trail in south Austin developed for cyclists and rollerbladers. This trail makes our top 5 list because it’s a well taken care of area, there are fun hills and there’s beautiful scenery for riders to enjoy. Located right off of Mopac, it’s easily accessible for bikers with any experience level. Another great thing about this trail is that no foot traffic is allowed so riders don’t have to worry about running into anyone.
4. Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake
The Boardwalk Trail is still fairly new and offers riders a georgous view of this city skyline. The full trail stretches around 10 miles.
3. Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park
There are several biking trails in Walnut Creek Park, each offering beautiful scenery and semi-challenging rides. It’s so hard to pick just one! We always enjoy mountain biking, especially in the hill country. This trail requires a little more experience but is definitely worth the effort. Seeing the wild life and beautiful streams along the way really helps you to just unwind and connect with nature.
2. McKinney Falls State Park
As with Walnut Creek, McKinney Falls State Park offers several great biking trails. This is great place to stop for a picnic, or maybe a dip in the water (on the warmer fall days, because we all know it will still be in the mid 80s to low 90s in Texas.)
1. Dick Nichols Park
Dick Nichols Park Trail is a 2-mile loop trail that offers riders a great view, including a beautiful waterfall. The trail is paved and is a fairly easy ride. The area has playgrounds as well, perfect for letting your little riders out to stretch their legs! If they aren’t biking themselves, of course.