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For the Hikers: Trails and Sights Around the Lake


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We know these trails might be a drive away from the lake, but we promise: the sights are worth seeing, and the trails worth hiking! So whether you’re an experienced hiker or the exact opposite, we encourage you to gear up and get out there! Here are a few trails around the hill country that you’ll certainly enjoy- no matter what skill level you find yourself at.

Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail

In the heart of the Texas capital resides a natural gem: the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail. The trail is ten miles long, giving you plenty of room to spread out and roam. You’ll pass by wonderful scenery such as ballfields, cultural attractions, neighborhoods, and skyscrapers. This trail is Austin’s most recognized recreational area, and you won’t want to miss it!

St Edwards and Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail

This is a great place to enjoy yourself on a warm summer’s evening, or morning, or even midday (because you could always take a dip in the creek if you become too hot!). The trail is 3.3 miles long, and is perfect for bringing along the dog! Just make sure all dogs are kept on a leash. We’re certain you’ll have a great time at St Edwards and Bull Creek Greenbelt Trail!

River Place Nature Trail

This trail is for the more experienced hiker! So if you’re up for a challenge, gear up and grab your hiking boots! Don’t forget to bring water with you; you’re going to need it this summer! The River Place Nature Trail is surrounded by greenery and tall trees that will allow you to completely escape reality, if just for a moment! Also, run this trail and you won’t regret it; it’s exhilarating!

When hiking, don’t forget the following: adequate boots, plenty of water, and plenty of sunscreen! Have fun out there!


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Water stained; 87–91 degrees; 2.22’ low. Black bass are slow. Striped bass are slow. White bass are slow. Crappie are slow. Channel catfish are slow. Yellow and blue catfish are slow.