The Shoal Creek Greenbelt is not surprising by any accounts, but it is convenient. It's the main artery through town from my house to Town Lake. That's enough of a reason to ride it. The greenbelt is basically a jogging path from about 38th street down to the lake. Currently it is under some construction - there has been damage from floods in the past.

Location: Central Austin

Directions: Start behind the Randall's at 35th/38th and Shoal Creek and go south.

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Technical Level: Low

Length: About 5 miles

Trails: Flat paved trails, little or no excitement

Trail Map:  Trail Map


Shade:  Medium to high

Extras:  None, except easy access to Town Lake

Fees:  None

Post Ride Beer:  Hit a a bar downtown for a mid-ride drink. You're close to several bars as the greenbelt crosses 6th Street.

GPS File:  GPX Format