Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

MODERATE 252 reviews
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Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is a 14 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 accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

14.0 miles 882 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.

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16 days ago

Visited this area on a trip to Austin and absolutely loved the trails. It was very easy to navigate and trailhead was self explanatory. Only down side is the $5 parking fee but would definitely go back. It was an overcast day and we still loved this area. I imagine it would be even nice rob the summertime.

walking
22 days ago

Love doing this hike solo or with my kids. If you go top to bottom twice, you are covering approx 1 mile elevation in 1 mile distance. You can add distance by hitting the trail.
Love it when the water is flowing!

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29 days ago

Awesome trail with great views. Heavily populated with everyone from walkers, runners, hikers, bikers, and rock climbers! We even witnessed a wedding ceremony while on the trail last weekend. Did 3.5 miles in and back out. Went off the main trail to get on the other side of the creek for the hike in and then took the main trail back out. Had a great time and met a lot of great people.

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1 month ago

Great hike! The hill of life is challenging in the way back up. Good resting spots on the water.

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