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Three Great Hiking Trails in Austin Texas
Photo by Simply Camden blogger Kayla Craigman
Photo by Simply Camden blogger Kayla Craigman
Kayla Craigman
Thursday, Sep. 22, 2022

It is no secret that Austin is known for its amazing hiking trails, but with so many options where do you go? I started hiking on my days off with a few friends. I found that hiking allowed me to clear my head after a long work week. These are my top three favorite hiking trails around the city.

1) Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is 12.68 miles of greenery and nature featuring two waterfalls, scenic overlooks, and climbing walls along the way. The featured Twin Falls along the trail is the perfect spot to cool down. This trail is only seven minutes away from Camden Gaines Ranch.

2) One of the most famous hiking trails is the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail. There is no doubt that this trail is one of the prettiest in all of Austin. The 10-mile trail overlooks Austin’s skyline and Lady Bird Lake. Lady Bird Lake offers various water activities like kayaking, paddle boarding, and canoeing you can experience after a hot hike.

Generally, most hiking trails in Austin are not beginner friendly and stretch over five miles, which can be intimidating. You can prepare by utilizing the fitness center at our Austin Camden locations. Equipment like the treadmill is an easy starter to build strength and momentum for long hikes.

3) I recommend Walnut Creek Trail as your next hiking go-to. Only 8 miles from Camden Lamar Heights and 11 miles to Downtown Austin.

Walnut Creek Trail is a 1.3-mile loop trail that allows you to move at your own pace. Many people bring along a furry friend or make it a family activity. The trail features off-leash zones for pets and a playground at the end of the hike! This trail is my personal favorite as someone still new to Austin and hiking. Are you interested in getting outside more, fitness, or things to do in the Austin area? This Camden blog features 3 Awesome Fitness Perks When You Live in a Camden Community. All Austin Camden apartments include fitness amenities and great proximity to parks, lakes, and trails. Find your next apartment home on!

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