Barton Creek From Camp Craft Road Entrance to Twin Falls Trail

MODERATE 21 reviews
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Barton Creek From Camp Craft Road Entrance to Twin Falls Trail is a 6.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

trail running
4 days ago

Good parking at the north end of the trail, south end of the trail it's hard to find.

But hey, the whole reason this trail route exists- there are two other routes on this same trail already- is the infamous "Hill of Life". The Hill of Life basically the last half mile of north end of the trail. You can go to the falls, climb some walls, or get to the other parts of the greenbelt, but the main draw is the Hill of Life.

Small, medium, large, and humongous loose rocks cover entire trail up the Hill of Life. There are some stationary rocks too. Also, high steps- some short concrete and asphalt barriers, I guess to help stop erosion, have themselves eroded on the edges, leaving f\one to two foot steps up- there's about five, six, seven of them (I've only been there once). In less than half a mile, you'll climb almost 300 feet.

yes, you can casual hike it, even bring some kids (I'd suggest no stroller). But the main attraction is for the serious hikers, and especially serious trail runner and doubly especially the serious bikers. You wanna do some good hill repeats? Go else where, unless the repeats you're looking for is a hill obstacle course. These hill repeats will kill!

nature trips
28 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

2 months ago

2 months ago

4 stars for nature, 2 for humanity.

This trail is lovely but it is hard to get past the poop bags and sonic cups and punk 17 years olds with techno music.

Might be better on a week day?

Also don't trust the starting point on this. You have to exit early and go along the frontage road in order to access.

hiking
4 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

The hill of life is a character building opportunity, but well worth it to see the nice views along the creek. The falls are especially scenic. Not quite as challenging as River Bend, but walking up the hill took the wind of of this big guys sails.

The one negative is there are simply too many dogs of their leashes which is against the rules anyway.

6 months ago

Great morning of exploring and hiking. loved it!!

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
Sunday, May 22, 2016

This trail is very nice! Well shaded and has lots of rocks along the path! The views from the trail are amazing with the hills and waterfalls! The only downside is that this trail is VERY popular which means there's always a ton of people hiking the trail and hanging out by the falls so if you want a more quiet trail I wouldn't recommend this one. Very nice place to go swimming, chill in a hammock and hike! My dog loves to go swimming near the falls, we always have a great time!

hiking
Sunday, April 24, 2016

hiking
Thursday, February 18, 2016

Monday, November 30, 2015

geocaching
Wednesday, September 16, 2015

I've explored most of this green belt during my summer here, but for some reason had not come here before. Big regret. This was my favorite portion. Lots of geocaching to be found, tons of small trails to wander around, and beautiful views.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Saturday, August 30, 2014

hiking
Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Sunday, August 18, 2013

walking
Friday, August 16, 2013