Paving the Way for Austinites: 6 of Austin’s Best Paved Trails

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Here at Austin Parks Foundation, we know there's lots of reasons to love a paved path. From mobility aids to strollers, bikes or even just enjoying a walk with ease, there are paved paths at parks and trails all over Austin that will make your next park adventure a breeze! Check out these 6 paved path in parks and trails across Austin, Texas:

boardwalk at lady bird lake paved trail city viewPhoto from Peter Tsai Photography

1. The Boardwalk Trail at Lady Bird Lake

This open-air pathway is one of a kind. At this Austin favorite you can cruise along the lake with views of the city’s skyscrapers, wildlife and even the boats and paddle boards on the water. It’s great for exercising or simply taking a stroll near the breezy water! Click here for directions.

southern walnut creek trail great for bikes and strollers
Photo by Elizabeth Pagano from Austin Monitor

2. Southern Walnut Creek Trail

This East Austin trail features twists and turns, and a maze of trees and foliage along the edges. The trail has 10-foot wide paved pathways, and is perfect by foot or on wheels. Click here for directions.

johnson creek greenbelt's paved trail in central austin
Photo from Austin Explorer

3. Johnson Creek Greenbelt

From Veterans Drive to north of Enfield Road, this paved trail is long but very easy to navigate. If you are starting from the south end, you can join the trail at Austin High School, West 5th Street, or Lake Austin Boulevard. Click here for directions.

dick nichols district park paved trail in southwest austinPhoto from Erin Newman-Mitchell Photography on the

4. Dick Nichols District Park

The paved pathway at the Dick Nichols Park is great on wheels.  The 1-mile loop is in Southwest Austin and is very shady. In the Spring and Summer you may be able to spot wildflowers flowers along your way. Click here for directions.

muller lake park branch park paved trail wheelchair friendlyPhoto from @muelleratx on Instagram

5. Mueller Lake Park Trail

This 3-mile trail is great for those who are wanting to get away from the crowd. Though it isn’t completely paved, the half crushed granite pathway offers amazing views as well as food trucks nearby! Click here for directions.

boggy creek trail austin's first dual-track trailPhoto from City of Austin Public Works Deparment

6.Upper Boggy Creek Trail

The Upper Boggy Creek Trail features Austin’s first ever dual-track trail! This trail extends from the Capital Metro MLK Jr. Station to Rosewood Ave; south of Rosewood Avenue the trail is composed of crushed granite. It's also part of the EastLink trail system, a a 5.1 mile urban trail in Central East Austin that connects Bartholomew Park to Lady Bird Lake. Click here for directions.