Lakeway, TX, USA: Parks & Trails

April 9, 2019

25 Year Anniversary of the opening of Lakeway City Park!

Lakeway-Bee Cave Area Trails

The Lakeway-Bee Cave area has a great variety of trails, fortunately many of these trails connect. It is possible to hike from the far northeast corner of Lakeway at the confluence of Hurst Creek with Lake Travis to the southern city limits of Lakeway at TX 71 and further to the Bee Caves Primitive Trails in the Falconhead West subdivision. This route starts with the Hamilton Greenbelt Primitive Trails, continues with the Smith Greenbelt Trail, Lakeway Blvd Trail, Canyonlands Trails, Mt Lakeway Trail, Serene Hills Trail, ending with the Bee Cave Primitive Trails. Total one way distance of this hike can approach 10 miles depending on the route. An alternate hiking route starts from the same confluence of Hurst Creek with Lake Travis and then at the Canyonlands branches Northwest to the Rough Hollow Greenbelts and the confluence of Rough Hollow with Lake Travis; completing a lake shore to lake shore trail loop.

Hopefully one day these trails will connect with the Sweetwater Trails further to the west. Hopefully one day the return link of the Mt Lakeway Trail along the bottom of the Western Arm of the Rough Hollow Canyon will be completed. Hopefully one day a pedestrian suspension bridge will be built to connect the City Park Trails with the Hamilton Greenbelt Trails and all the above mentioned trails. Hopefully one day, the City of Lakeway will connect the gaps in the Lakeway Blvd Trail at Yaupon Creek and Lohmans Crossing Road. 

If we keep an open mind and be imaginative even more exciting and new trails can be built and connected to the network. 

Visualizing on a grander scale, perhaps one day these trails will connect with the trails in the Barton Creek Greenbelts & Barton Springs near downtown Austin. Expanding in a different direction, perhaps one day these trails will connect with the trails in Reimers Ranch & Hamilton Pool Preserve in far western Travis County.

A map is provided to visualize the vastness of the existing trails networks.