Austin consistently ranks as one of the dog-friendliest cities in America. One reason Austin is so pawsome is how many options there are for enjoying the great outdoors with your dog in this laid-back cultural hub. Not only are there dozens of dog-friendly trails in and around the city, several of them are leash-free! On many local trails, dogs can splash in creeks, bound through wildflower fields, and pant their way up tricky slopes without being encumbered by a leash. Even where leashes are required, these top Austin trails are a treat, charting courses through funky urban landscapes and linking one gorgeous waterfall to the next.