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Short Loop
User: Riff Raff - 4/15/2004  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1star Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 2.90 Miles Duration: N/A
Ah, Spring on the town lake hike and bike trail. So many people sometimes you almost feel like you're walking in a mall...:-) It's kind of a nice chagen of pace sometimes though from the more solitary hiking.
As long a hike as you want, and lots of people
User: Riff Raff - 9/20/2003  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1star Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 4.50 Miles Duration: N/A
Town Lake is by far the most popular trail in Austin, so as long as you stay West of Congress on the more traveled portions you'll never be out of sight of (a whole lot of) people. I imagine this may be comforting for the solo female walker/runner. Today, I instead hiked from Auditorium Shores to the north side of town lake and then east past I-35 a ways to mile marker 5.75 which occurred at a baseball field where the path turned away from the lake shore. East of Congress is obviously the lesser used portion of the trail and can be quite nice for something different, without as many people. It's too bad that the trail doesn't have more frontage on the southern portion where you currently are forced to walk down Riverside.
Great way to get to know (part of) Austin!
User: shuttlebus - 8/31/2003  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: halfstar Solitude: 2stars
Distance: 10.16 Miles Duration: N/A
Did today the "full" version of Town Lake loop, from Mopac footbridge to Colorado Dam on the southern shore, and back from the Dam to Mopac on the northern one. I'm new in town (a little bit more than a year now - yes, I still consider myself new)and never did all the loop; never got farther than Congress bridge. Met a very few hikers/runners east of 35. Recommended as an "introduction walk" for new-in-town like myself.... By the way, thanks for a wonderful site!
A long And Cool Hike
User: theflea - 7/24/2003  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: 1star
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A
The trail at Town Lake is pretty long. When you are hiking or biking you have to be careful not to run into anyone, because there are lots of people on the trail. The bikers are the ones who should be more careful. There are some big uphills and downhills, plus there are some sharp turns. Overall, it is very nice. I stopped at the concert that was going on yesterday. That was pretty cool because there were a lot of people there. The breeze felt great. Then I started around the lake. We went under the Mopac bridge and it was very dark. I walked around most of the trail. I thought, what a long and cool hike.
User: simtrav - 5/13/2003  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 2stars Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 5.00 Miles Duration: N/A
Shows beautiful downtown Austin!
User: Lindsey206 - 4/27/2003  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 5stars
Distance: 2.50 Miles Duration: N/A
This a great hike if you like to be around a lot of people. WE could hear the bats chirping as we walked under the Congress Avenue bridge. Many people were canoeing and kayaking on the lake. I think we're going to go back and rent one on another weekend.
User: Eveline - 12/22/2002  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1star
Distance: 6.20 Miles Duration: N/A
User: Eveline - 8/25/2001  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: N/A Solitude: N/A
Distance: 7.20 Miles Duration: N/A
User: Eveline - 12/23/2000  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: N/A Solitude: N/A
Distance: 6.80 Miles Duration: N/A
User: Eveline - 7/27/1998  [View Log Page]
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Duplicate entry. Won't delete.
User: Eveline - 7/27/1998  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 6.80 Miles Duration: N/A
Had lots of company. The trail was full of people.
User: Eveline - 8/9/1997  [View Log Page]
Rating: N/A Difficulty: N/A Solitude: N/A
Distance: 6.80 Miles Duration: N/A
User: Eveline - 7/20/1996  [View Log Page]
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Distance: 6.80 Miles Duration: N/A
User: Eveline - 2/26/1995  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: 1star
Distance: 6.80 Miles Duration: N/A
Lots and Lots of people.
User: Eveline - 3/27/1994  [View Log Page]
Rating: 3point5stars Difficulty: 1star Solitude: halfstar
Distance: 6.80 Miles Duration: N/A
Very nice trail.

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