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.

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

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

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. 

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!

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