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:
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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.
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.
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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.
Photo from Erin Newman-Mitchell Photography on the outbound.com
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.
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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.
Photo 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.