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Things To Do

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During Your Visit

Things To Do
At The Trail

There are plenty of things to do on the trail for everyone!

Take a stroll, break a sweat, or get to know the local art, flora, and fauna. There are so many ways to explore the Trail be it on foot, on wheels, or by the shoreline. Located in the heart of Austin’s bustling downtown, this incredible green space is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.

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Hike & Bike

Runners and cyclists love running and riding on the Ann and Roy Butler trail because of its unbeatable location and beauty.

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Learn Ecology

The natural areas along the Trail provide a balanced environment for plants and animals. Learn about the local ecology with TTC.

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Attend an Event

TTC hosts volunteer days, a fundraising gala, a margarita run, and educational opportunities throughout the year.

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See our Projects

Check out some of our Trail amenities and restorative projects designed to connect communities through recreation.

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Play with Arts & Culture

Austin’s vibrant arts & culture scenes come alive on the Trail. View existing and upcoming installations & events.

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Explore Programs

Connect to the Trail on a deeper level through educational programming that the entire family can enjoy.

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Join Activities

Consider becoming a volunteer or a member to get members-only access to behind-the-scenes events.

What's Coming Up

Latest Events

Volunteer on the Trail

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail Austin, TX, United States

The Trail Conservancy relies on volunteers to complete many ecological restoration projects, events, and tasks to keep the Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail on the right trajectory toward improved ecological function. Volunteering […]

Music on the Trail

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail Austin, TX, United States

The Trail Conservancy is thrilled to host some of Austin’s most loved musicians on the Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail for popup musical performances every Saturday. With […]

“Really Small Museum” – Botanical Wisdom Workshop with Paloma Mayorga

Holly Shores Trail Overlook 61 PEDERNALES STREET, Austin, TX, United States

Throughout the year, TEMPO on the Trail artist Juliet Whitsett will collaborate with artists and organizations to integrate eco-focused art installations into her 2024-2025 Really Small Museum - Eco (RSME) project, situated at the Holly Trail. Through a series of creative exercises, we will explore memories attached to plants to create a collection of shared […]

TrailFit: Community Workout with FrignFit

Auditorium Shores 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX, United States

TrailFit: Community Workout with FrignFit After a quick warm up and short bodyweight workout, Coach Hannah Friggel will lead a guided run along picturesque Lady Bird Lake. Select from a range of distance options and paces to tailor the run to your fitness preferences and savor the beauty of our downtown trail around the lake. […]

Bird Walk with Travis Audubon

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail Austin, TX, United States

Join Rachel Zierzow and TTC staff, Jonatan Salinas, to find birds and observe their behavior on the new section of the Butler Trail, the Holly Trailhead, historically part of the decommissioned Holly Power Plant at Festival Beach. Recently planted native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and natural spring water dominate the landscape and provide excellent habitats for […]

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Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita Run

Auditorium Shores 900 W Riverside Dr, Austin, TX, United States

Lace-up your running shoes and prepare for an unforgettable night of fun, fitness, and margaritas as Maudie’s Moonlight Margarita 5K Fun Run turns 21! For over two decades, runners, joggers, […]

Bird Walk with Travis Audubon

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail Austin, TX, United States

Join Rachel Zierzow and TTC staff, Jonatan Salinas, to find birds and observe their behavior on the new section of the Butler Trail, the Holly Trailhead, historically part of the decommissioned Holly Power Plant at Festival Beach. Recently planted native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and natural spring water dominate the landscape and provide excellent habitats for […]

Bird Walk with Travis Audubon

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail Austin, TX, United States

Join Rachel Zierzow and TTC staff, Jonatan Salinas, to find birds and observe their behavior on the new section of the Butler Trail, the Holly Trailhead, historically part of the decommissioned Holly Power Plant at Festival Beach. Recently planted native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and natural spring water dominate the landscape and provide excellent habitats for […]

Bird Walk with Travis Audubon

Ann and Roy Butler Hike-and-Bike Trail Austin, TX, United States

Join Rachel Zierzow and TTC staff, Jonatan Salinas, to find birds and observe their behavior on the new section of the Butler Trail, the Holly Trailhead, historically part of the decommissioned Holly Power Plant at Festival Beach. Recently planted native trees, shrubs, wildflowers, and natural spring water dominate the landscape and provide excellent habitats for […]