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Level: Easiest
Length: 15 mi (24.1 km)
Surface: Greenway
Configuration: Loop
Elevation: +343/ -291 ft
Total: 84 riders

Mountain Biking Town Lake Hike And Bike

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#63 of 277 mountain bike trails in Texas
#2,361 in the world

Enjoy Austin as you cruise around the lake and Zilker Park, then cool off at Barton Springs Pool. Two way loop with plenty of ways to lengthen or shorten the ride. Lots of local food and even a few live music venues within earshot. Can be extremely crowded in the morning.

First added by John_Hatchett on Jul 15, 2007. Last updated May 7, 2020. → add an update
Before you go
  • Drinking water: unknown
  • Lift service: unknown
  • Night riding: unknown
  • Pump track: unknown
  • Restrooms: unknown
  • Fat bike grooming: unknown
  • E-bikes allowed: unknown
  • Fee required: unknown
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Getting there
From IH 35, take Riverside Drive heading west till you dead end into Zachary Scott Theater. Park and jump on the trail.
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Good (on Apr 27, 2019)
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Q: How is this considered singletrack?

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  • DonD512

    A Austin staple. It's a 10.2 mile loop of smooth, well groomed crushed granite trail/ sidewalk combo.
    It even has a over water boardwalk.
    SIMPLE and very EASY trail for all ages.
    Took me about 45 minutes to complete the 10 .2 mile Loop.

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  • mikeetheviking

    Mosty crushed granite/dirt/gravel...very easy route many places to break off the trail and eat really good food.

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  • *****

    Great city trail that is only getting better. Lots of joggers and families strolling, so be cautious. Spectacular views and great terrain. It's under construction in a few spots where it gets a little dicey with the crowds of outdoorsy types. Soon it will be incredible upon the finish of the entire Lake, including a huge boardwalk.

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  • Jarrett.morgan

    It is a long gravel path. Rolling hills, but mostly flat. The path has some nice scenery, and plenty of walkers and joggers. Unless you just wanted a good cardio ride, I would just take the road bike out there.

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  • harryt

    Very easy ride around town lake. Can even use a rodie.

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