Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is a 14.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, TX that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

14.2 miles 970 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

cave

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

bugs

rocky

Capitol Metro, Austin's bus system, makes regular stops at Zilker Park. Parking is also available if you choose to drive. Parking for Zilker Park is available at the main entrance at 2200 Barton Springs Road.

trail running
1 month ago

Great trail right out of zilker park. The surface is varied. Large parts of it are too rough to run, but when it's smooth it's fantastic. Great trees. Pretty water. Cliffs with rock climbers. So convenient to downtown Austin. Nice break from trails around town lake. We like loose dogs.

hiking
1 month ago

good up and downs, need good sturdy hiking shoes for traversing rocks

2 months ago

Awesome trail, feel very happy seen from the city hustle and bustle. Our dogs love it, Great swimming holes along the way

hiking
2 months ago

Water along the trail is a big plus.

2 months ago

Gorgeous views, waterfalls.

3 months ago

Awesome trail! Every 5 minutes there was something new to look at! Beautiful scenery and lots of places to stop and cool off in the water!

hiking
3 months ago

Really fun trail. We did it while it was raining and the trees offered a lot of cover from the weather. Went off the trail into the creek area and encountered a water snake--it was large. I recommend staying on the paths. Great trail though

3 months ago

Been here twice! Good distance for hiking! The river is awesome!

hiking
3 months ago

This was a really fun trail. Not too difficult but very rocky in some parts so make sure to have good shoes with moderate support. You pass lots of good places where you can get into the water and there are a few places where you can climb around on rocks. I also really enjoyed walking in the parts on the creek that were dry. We saw a couple of snakes and lizards but they were the harmless kind so they were fun to see. The only negative comment I have about this trail is about the loop at the end. I would just skip it next time; the trail get very thin and the brush is tall and you can't avoid touching it. The view through the loop isn't very nice either. Amazing trail though!

hiking
3 months ago

Love it ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤

3 months ago

First actual hike. Went with a group. we had a blast. just have to watch out for the cyclists and runners.

rails trails
4 months ago

beautiful trail, hard to follow at times especially with crossing of river beds without clear signs

would however hike again, is a great trail!

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hiking
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hiking
5 months ago

When I lived in Austin, basically lived on the greenbelt. Super easy to get too and lots of places to check out and even though your still in the city, seems like your hours away in your own paradise. It can get pack in certain areas with families and whatnot but there's plenty of room to keep exploring if you want more privacy.

trail running
5 months ago

Hard to track at times when it crosses the creek but overall a great trail. Beautiful.

5 months ago

Great

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