The Urban Trails Program creates, promotes, and maintains Austin’s urban trails network. Our goal is for this network to help people of all ages and abilities travel from one end of the city to another in a safe and healthy way.

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Urban trails are:

  • Wide, paved trails that are typically physically separated from on-street traffic.
  • Built to connect with our sidewalk and bicycle networks, linking neighborhoods, community resources, and green spaces across Austin.
  • Designed to provide a safe and comfortable way to walk, bike, and more!

Austin currently has around 50 miles of urban trails. Discover existing and upcoming concrete trails to walk or bike on with the Urban Trails Interactive Web Map. The Interactive Web Map showcases the planned urban trail network, existing urban trails, and upcoming trail projects. Click on the map below to start exploring our urban trails network!

Urban Trails Interactive Web Map

Want to know how many people are using the trails? View the real-time trail usage counts!

To find more trails to hike, bike, or stroll through, visit Austin’s Parks and Recreation Interactive Web Map. Please note: some trails are unpaved, vary in difficulty, and not all allow bicycles.

See our Trail Tips page to learn more about how to use good trail etiquette and help everyone stay safe and enjoy these spaces.

Urban Trails Planning

The Urban Trails Program works closely with the community, other City departments, and additional partners to develop and expand our trail network. 

Learn more about the trails and projects in our urban trails network here.

The City’s 2014 Urban Trails Plan is a strategic plan that identifies high-priority projects and guides how and where we build urban trails in the years to come. The Urban Trails Plan recommends adding 47 more miles of high-priority trails over the next 20 years. Eventually, Austin will be home to more than 400 miles of urban trails!

Through ATX Walk Bike Roll we are updating our 2014 Urban Trails Plan. The plan update will re-examine the proposed urban trail network, develop a new project selection process, and improve policies with the goal of building more miles of trail in less time.  

Shape the future of Austin's urban trails, sidewalks, and bikeways.

Stay Informed

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Sign up for the ATX Walk Bike Roll Newsletter to learn about opportunities to get involved with the Urban Trails Plan Updates. 

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