List: Grab your running shoes, top scenic runs in Austin

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — If you are looking to spice up your morning run, Thrillist is out with a list of the top places that will make you grab those running shoes and hit the trail.

Slaughter Creek Trail

  • South Austin
  • 5 miles

The five mile trail takes you through southwest Austin with wildlife scenery and flowers enjoying the recent rain.

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Lake Austin Boulevard

  • Central/West Austin
  • 7.8 miles

If you’re looking for a run with a promising finish line there’s Lake Austin Boulevard. End your morning jog with some breakfast at Magnolia Cafe, JuiceLand or Hula Hut.

brushy creek in Sarita

Brushy Creek Regional Trail

  • Cedar Park
  • 7 miles

Nature lovers head over to Brushy Creek Regional Trail. The seven mile path takes your through several parks and trails in Cedar Park.

Commons Ford Ranch Metropolitan Park

  • West Austin
  • 4 miles

This four mile trail takes your through west Austin natural trails. The various elevations will give your calf muscles a hefty work out.

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Walnut Creek Metropolitan Park

  • North Central Austin
  • 1.3 miles

This hidden gem is located in north central Austin on North Lamar. The trail is designed for cyclists, hikers and runners. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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