Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls Via Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

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Twin Falls and Sculpture Falls Via Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is a 3.7 mile heavily 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: 3.7 miles Elevation Gain: 141 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

running

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

A beautiful trail that’s a bit rocky at first. I arrived around 8am on a Sat and only 2 cars were parked in the lot. When I left around 9am, the lot was very full. Definitely come early if you want quiet on the trail. Overall I enjoyed my hike!

Nice hike... not very challenging, but there are two waterfalls. Good for a novice. .

Good trail to hike in the early morning, was really excited to see the river and formations around it. Walked the 5 mile loop was pretty easy with lots of rocks and incline but easily traversed. Will be back again and would recommend to anyone looking for an In town hike/walk.

Such a fun hike. Not steep at all. The water isn’t flowing but there is a small lake at the end of the trail. Very peaceful.

A nice, well maintained busy city trail. The water wasn't flowing but there was a pool at Sculpture Falls with a few fish. great easy getaway from the city.

hiking
1 month ago

no flowing water in the creek but there are looks at about the 6 Mike mark

hiking
1 month ago

great trail, long, rough incline at the very end before you turn around. Good workouts. Hate the bikes. Go to a real mtn bike trail people. They come zipping around! There are too many people walking/hiking for those bikers to be on that trail. Wish they would go somewhere else. Graffiti all over the place, people really get a boost from damaging the natural environment. Of course, you have a majority of the rule-breakers. You got dogs off leashes, people dont pick up dog's poop. But all complaining aside, good trail. Didnt care for all the rocks.

hiking
2 months ago

Start of september is not the greatest time to do this trail as there is barely any water. Dip in the poddle was anyhow refreshing.

hiking
2 months ago

The trail is great and the falls are so fun! Good for cooling off in the Texas heat of the summer. Only thing is that there was litter all over the trail. Wish people would pick up their beer cans and dispose at the trailhead!

hiking
2 months ago

A straight walk by river!!

hiking
2 months ago

I trekked this about a month ago, hit the trail around 9am on a Tuesday morning, had the trail almost to myself, got to sculpture falls without a soul around, saw a water moccasin and thought twice about getting in alone. I was shortly joined by a handful of people and indulged in a swim, absolutely loved it! Good trail, not terribly difficult, although I did find myself under the Mopac before realizing I’d zoned out and missed the split in the trail to go back up to the parking lot and decided to scurry up an Uber steep embankment rather than back track all the way. Definitely recommend. Went back last Sunday morning to find not only twin falls dry (completely) but also sculpture falls. Trail was a bit more congested given it was Sunday, a lot of mountain bikes on a wee trail made it a tad treacherous as I took my son along. Even with sculpture falls dried out, we still had a great hike, and we look forward to fall when we can swim again!

hiking
2 months ago

lots of shade and a really nice trail. the beginning had a bit of dog poop smell in 2 spots but you can quickly get out of range. most of the river is dried up except for at the very end of the trail. water was nice to wade around in. people were friendly. if you want to swim, expect a 2.5-3 mile hike to the end

hiking
2 months ago

Completely dry, but its an amazing walk, specially if you walk on the river bed. Easy for kids. Lots of poop bags, it's a shame.

hiking
2 months ago

Loved it. Worth the walk. Lots of dogs of leashes though and poop in lots of the beginning of the trail. Once you get past that smell you are too.

hiking
3 months ago

For the most part the river was dry.. but there were some great areas where you could find some small ponds/watering poles that you could get in to.. great hike..

hiking
3 months ago

Beautiful hike, lot s of water and falls in the spring. Can be challenging in the summer due to heat.

Dry right now

hiking
rocky
3 months ago

There was no water in the waterfalls because the water was so low, but a great easy hike!

hiking
3 months ago

Easy hike with very scenic and clear water holes. Dog friendly of course.

hiking
3 months ago

5 stars when the water is flowing and you can take a dip to cool off. Trails are easy, beautiful views considering you’re in the city. Make sure to go when the creek is full!!!

hiking
3 months ago

I love that is oasis is right in the city. I really enjoyed going off the trail and walking along the creek bed

hiking
3 months ago

Barton Creek Greenbelt from south -Mopac to Twin Falls- to Sculpture Falls (for an hour swim) & back.

hiking
4 months ago

Beautiful urban trail with 2 small waterfalls. Rocky at start but levels out for most of hike. Swam at second waterfall, less people continue after first one. Nice shaded trail. Very worth doing if in Austin.

hiking
4 months ago

Great place to hike and swim. Trails are busy durring swimming season but worth the hike anyway.

4 months ago

Easy and enjoyable! Nice dip in the water to cool off too.

hiking
4 months ago

when the water is running its GREAT !!! JUST GREAT!! I went a few weeks ago (aug 10th) and it was so dry, i coundn't believe it. :( Does anyone know what it looks like now?? (aug 27, 2019)

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