Ann and Roy Butler Hike & Bike Trail

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Trail Distance: 10 miles
Time Estimate: 4 hrs
Elevation Gain: 16 feet
Leash Rule: On & Off Leash
Difficulty: Moderate
Parking: Free
Route Type: Loop
Restroom: Yes
Description
The Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail brings in over 2.5 million visitors a year to enjoy its scenic, 10-mile loop path that lies in the heart of Austin, Texas. What better way to enjoy the outdoors with your woof pal than with a stroll around this pawsome Hike and Bike Trail? Whether it's to take your pup to one of the scenic off-leash dog areas, rent a kayak and cruise down the Colorado River, or to grab a picnic on a park bench, the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail truly has something for everypawdy.


Lace up your shoes and spend the morning and afternoon exploring this urban path which loops around the famous Lady Bird Lake Reservoir on the Colorado River. The trail is majorly made up of a mixture of dirt and crushed gravel, however, there is a freshly paved section of the trail known as the boardwalk. The boardwalk stretches ruffly 1.25 miles and is undoubtedly the most pawpular segment of the trail, as it offers magnificent river views and features a number of attractions nearby. Of pawticular interest for pooches are two off-leash dog areas where Fido can run and play with other canines. One is housed within Zilker Park, one of the urban trail's largest and most frequented recreation areas. The other, Auditorium Shores, is a smaller park offering doggoes to run free and sits right on the river's edge. Both lie west of the heavily trafficked boardwalk.

Other than designated doggie areas, what else is there along this wooftastic Hike and Bike Trail? Besides a mixture of diverse peoples and pleasant river views, there is also lush green groves and ecological restoration spots, plus boat/kayak rentals, pedestrian bridges, water fountains, and so much more. The Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail is simply known for being Austin's crowning jewel. You and your woofer must come to discover this woofderful, pup-loving, trail! Don't forget your manners and make sure to pick up after your canine to keep the trail squeaky clean!

Trail Features
River, Lake
Scenic
Cautions & Considerations
Please be cautious while using this multi-use trail as it can get heavily congested (especially along the boardwalk area). Also, watch out for passers-by and bikers passing on the left!
Address
1820 S Lakeshore Blvd
Austin, TX 78741
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
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Address
1820 S Lakeshore Blvd
Austin, TX 78741
Hours
Mon Open 24 Hours
Tue Open 24 Hours
Wed Open 24 Hours
Thu Open 24 Hours
Fri Open 24 Hours
Sat Open 24 Hours
Sun Open 24 Hours