Start/Finish: Extended Stay America/formerly Homestead Suites, 507 South First Street, corner of S. First St. and Barton
Springs Rd. Phone (512) 476-1818. Ask for the walk box at the desk, and ask for a parking permit to place in your car. The
$10 fee is waived when you are a walker and only parking for a few hours. Restroom facilities are available here.
***Visitors who need accommodation while in Austin might consider staying at Extended Stay. They are centrally located,
within walking distance of numerous dining opportunities, and have been most gracious as a starting point for our walks.
Awards: Only “B” awards are available. The choices of “B” awards available are shown inside the front of the sign-in
Historic Capitol Walk, Y0068: A downtown walk including the State Capitol Complex (going through the Capitol Building
when open), the LBJ Presidential Library and Museum, the University of Texas as Austin campus, and several historical
buildings in downtown Austin. This is an 11K/6K route. Rated 1A. There are some small hills and stairs. Wheelchairs and
strollers are welcomed, but you may have to detour to bypass stairs at LBJ Library and UT Tower. Special Classifications:
Amphitheatres, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Doin' The Louisiana Purchase, Ice Cream Parlors, Lady Liberty Special
Program, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, State Capital, Take a Walk In a City Park, United States Post offices, Walk the
USA - Street by Street.
Lady Bird Lake Walk, Y0069: Follow the Lady Bird Lake Hike and Bike Trail along the banks of scenic downtown Lady
Bird Lake. Lady Bird Lake is part of the Colorado River (No not the one in Arizona, this is Texas’ own Colorado River.), after
which the club is named. The new route takes you east to the Longhorn Dam, passing the Mexican American Cultural
Center, and walking on our new boardwalk. Great views of the Austin skyline. This is an 11K/6K route. Rated 1A, suitable
for strollers. Special Classifications: Amphitheatres, Animal Safari, Boardwalks, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Doin' The
Louisiana Purchase, Make a Wish at a Water Fountain, Take a Walk In a City Park.
Fairview/Travis Heights Neighborhoods Walk, Y1672: This 10K/6K walk is rated 1A, but has some steep hills.
Wheelchairs and strollers are welcomed but may have difficulty with hills. Central to this walk are neighborhoods dating
back to the 1880's. You will pass a unique blend of elegant Victorian mansions, beautifully restored cottages, quaint
bungalows and recently built homes of striking design. The walk finishes with a walk up South Congress passing an
interesting array of restaurants, retail shops and art galleries. This area is an Austin original. Special Classifications:
Animal Safari, Bridges - Spanning the USA, Doin' The Louisiana Purchase, Ice Cream Parlors, Take a Walk In a City Park,
Walk the USA - Street by Street.
Directions to Start/Finish:
From the south on IH-35, take the Riverside exit (233), which is just before Lady Bird Lake. Turn left (west) onto Riverside
Dr. and pick up the directions at Follow Riverside Dr. below.
From the north on IH-35, take the Riverside Dr. exit (233), which is also just before Lady Bird Lake. Take the frontage road
bridge across Lady Bird Lake and prepare to merge right into Riverside Dr. after crossing Lady Bird Lake. Follow
Riverside Dr. for about ½ mile to Congress Ave. Cross Congress Ave. and get into the left turn lane for Barton Springs Rd.,
which is the next traffic light. Left onto Barton Springs Rd. and get into left lane for South First St., which is the next traffic
light. Left onto South First St. The very first driveway on your left on South First St. is the entrance to Extended Stay/formerly
Homestead Suites. There is a RESTROOM here before you begin your walk.
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