This is the crown jewel of Austin's trail system with over 9 miles of lake winding trail.

Town Lake Trail

FAVORITE RUN IN TEXAS! - Run with friends

Town Lake aka Lady Bird Lake is the gem of Texas running trails. In my opinion this is possibly ‘The Best Trail in Texas’ for running. The trail winds around Town Lake providing scenic city views of the Austin skyline from a park setting. The trail weaves around Austin ranging from remote surroundings to high pedestrian trafficked areas.

The other great part about this trail is that there are always other runners and cyclists out there with you. For me this makes the run feel like a little bit more of a social experience since we all know running can be a solitary pursuit.


PATH: The path varies from paved sidewalk, to crushed granite. It is generally even and well kept.

WHAT TO EXPECT: This is a popular trail in Austin. I enjoy it for the social aspect, but it can be rather crowded on a busy Saturday afternoon. Even on a crowded day, this trail is energizing and beautiful to run. Just be careful of dogs, cyclists, and strollers when it’s busy out.



MAP IT:  2101 Veterans Dr, Austin, TX 78703
DETAILS: Over 9 miles of trail with numerous off-shoot trails to explore, all mostly paved.
PARKING: Plenty of free parking. I usually park near Austin High School underneath MoPac.


BIG THANKS to my brother Daniel for recording this trail run. It took me far too long to finally upload the video and create this post. Daniel is serving our country overseas right now and this post & run are dedicated to him.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Jog Blog is:To bring people together through our shared love of running. To encourage each other to reach our goals both on the trail and off.



POV Experience

I thought what better way to chronicle runs than to record the trails from a point of view angle that only the Go Pro Hero camera can provide. I hope these videos make it easier for runners to research new trails and also bring the outdoors indoors for people who may be home bound.




Runner’s Oath

“On my honor I will do my best To be a better runner; To watch for cars, and increase my mileage gradually; To run in the rain, without boast or complaint; To not go out way too fast; To eat right, listen to my body, and one of these days, volunteer at a race” -from,