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Favorite Bike Trails in Austin

Austin, Texas may be best known as the “Live Music Capital of the World,” but it’s also a city made for cycling. With beautiful riding weather almost year-round, it’s common to see Austinites out on their bikes enjoying the rolling green hills and Texas Hill Country. Feeling inspired to ride? Check out some of our favorite bike trails in the Austin area – all near Trendmaker Homes communities.

North San Gabriel River Trail

Length: 5.5 miles

Level: Intermediate

This mostly cement bike path begins at the San Gabriel Park in downtown Georgetown, just north of Austin. Follow the packed-gravel sections along the scenic bluffs of the North San Gabriel River. Along the way, you’ll find plenty of places to stop and enjoy the greenery, including a lookout area for stargazing. Ride all the way to the bottom of the Lake Georgetown Dam. Then, if you’re feeling up for a challenge, cross Booty’s Road to make the climb up to the top of the dam at the closed road section of the San Gabriel River Goodwater Loop.

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Brushy Creek Regional Trail

Length: 10 miles (total)

Level: Easy

Split into two separate sections, this crushed stone trail is a favorite for cyclists, joggers and pet lovers alike. The larger part of the trail meanders through the city of Cedar Park for almost 7 miles from Twin Lakes Park to Hairy Man Road. Near its western end, the trail connects to a 7-mile paved path along the 183 Toll Road that heads north to Leander. The other section, Brushy Creek East Trail, goes for more than 3 miles from A.W. Grimes Boulevard to Forest Ridge Boulevard in Round Rock..

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The Veloway Trail

Length: 3.1 miles

Level: Easy

Take it easy at The Veloway, a paved track tucked away in a quiet area of the Circle C Ranch Metropolitan Park in South Austin. This 23-foot-wide looping trail was created just for bicyclists and inline skaters, offering a mixed terrain including hills, flat areas, curves and long, straight stretches. With a wide pathway and relaxed atmosphere, The Veloway is a great place for families and young children just learning how to ride.

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The Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail

Length: 10 miles

Level: Easy

One of Austin’s most famous landmarks, the Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail at Lady Bird Lake is a popular destination for joggers, cyclists and friends taking a walk. Follow the tree-lined path along the water’s edge as it loops around Lady Bird Lake and take in the urban scenes of Downtown Austin’s skyscrapers. The trail includes a newly added 7,250-foot boardwalk and access to two sprawling parks: Zilker Park on its western end and Guerrero Park at its eastern point.  

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There’s nothing like getting on your bike and enjoying some fresh air. Looking for a new home in Austin close to all the best bike trails? Trendmaker Homes has communities near these trails and much more. Contact our New Home Specialist in Austin today.

Jenn Hickman New Home Specialist – Austin


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