Swimming Hole near Downtown Austin

Ready to Sweat? Check Out These Trails by Our Downtown Austin Condos

Austin is a vibrant city with a wide selection of things to do including museums, shopping, restaurants and a celebrated live music scene. For fitness and nature-lovers, Austin also has numerous parks and several lakes where you can hike, bike, swim, and enjoy the outdoors. Luckily for our residents, our luxury downtown residences are near a variety of parks for you to explore. Keep reading for a list of some of the parks and trails near 70 Rainey where you can get your sweat on!

Boardwalk on Town Lake

Completed in June 2014, the 7,250-foot Boardwalk on Town Lake is a steel and concrete path along the south side of Lady Bird Lake that now connected a 1.3-mile gap in the ten mile Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail. The full trail can now be used as an alternative transportation route for downtown commuters as well as a recreational trail for hikers, bikers, and joggers. It has an ADA accessible pier and seven areas where fishing is allowed. The trail, nestled in the scenic, natural environment, provides views of turtles, cranes, and other wildlife right in downtown Austin. Along the boardwalk, there’s also a public artwork project called Belting It Out that was commissioned by Austin's Art in Public Places program and created by artist Ken Little. It consists of steel western-style belts woven into the boardwalk railings with lyrics from Texas singers and songwriters on each belt.

The Boardwalk is open daily from 5 am to midnight. You can park on South Lakeshore Boulevard between Riverside and Pleasant Valley Road, across the river at Festival Beach, or at parking areas near the trail. The Boardwalk is also accessible at the northeast corner of the American-Statesman parking lot, at the northeast corner of the Riverside and IH-35 intersection, off the Riverside Drive sidewalk at Blunn Creek, and at International Shores Park located at 1820 S. Lakeshore Blvd.

Waller Creek and Shoal Creek Trails

With both trails accessible via the Butler Hike and Bike Trail, these urban ways offer easy north/south access, creating a network of pedestrian-only paths throughout Austin. Training for a Marathon, Ironman, a big adventure? No fear, there is plenty of ground you can cover in and around Austin, accessible just steps from 70 Rainey’s luxurious condos.

The Barton Creek Greenbelt

With over 12.5 miles of trials, multiple fresh water swimming holes, and large limestone cliffs suitable for rock climbing, the 7.25 mile stretch between Zilker Park and "The Hill of Life," The Barton Creek Greenbelt is a true Austin gem. Less than two miles from downtown, you can find yourself surrounded by the natural formations of a hill country valley, where the opportunities to get your sweat on are endless. You can enter the Greenbelt at any location of your convenience, but we recommend the Campbell’s Hole Entrance (1601 Spyglass Drive), where you can grab a Tacodeli breakfast before hitting the trails!

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