Five cool places to walk your dog in Austin,Texas

OK so it’s hard to narrow it down to just five cool places to take your dog in Austin, but below are some of our favorites!dog walking at Lady Bird Trail

  1. Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail – You can’t have a dog in Austin and not walk or jog with him along Lady Bird Lake at least once! The energetic, positive vibe is contagious, especially on those blue-sky Austin days. Stop at the Texas Rowing Center along the way and take your dog on a kayak. They provide brief instructions for first-timers and life jackets for both human and dog.
  2. Red Bud Isle – For dogs who love swimming, exploring and tend to chase after moving objects, this is a great off-leash park surrounded by water on three sides. In other words, if Fido runs after a squirrel, he can only go so far! Try Red Bud on a weekday if you can because parking can be tricky.
  3. Cedar Bark Park – This park has ample running space, limitless tennis balls, separate sections for small and large dogs, a big swimming hole equipped with diving dock, and, (grins), doggie showers!
  4. Turkey Creek at Emma Long – Shaded by overhanging trees, this well-groomed trail loops for about two and a half miles and takes you and your pooch on a relaxing hike through the woods and has you rock-hopping over running creek water. Dogs are allowed off-leash here and owners are almost always considerate and friendly. There are plenty of bags for your pooch but there are no people potties here, so plan ahead! 🙂
  5. Mueller Lake Park – If you’re looking for a beautifully landscaped park with views of the city, but want to avoid the crowds of Zilker, Mueller Lake Park provides a peaceful, relaxing place in Austin to walk with your dog.

Want your dog to do some exploring while you’re at work? Gusto Dogs dog walkers cover downtown Austin, Lakeway, Steiner Ranch and surrounds! Contact us to set up a meet-and-greet.


About Kristen West

Kristen started Gusto Dogs in Austin after running a pet sitting and walking business for two years in Sydney, Australia. After discovering that the dogs benefited much more from incorporating enrichment into their daily walks, Kristen decided to make it a part of every Gusto dog walk with the aim to provide a more fulfilling experience for Austin's dogs and their owners.