Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

MODERATE 342 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.

DISTANCE
14.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
882 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

birding

canoeing

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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The part of the trail I hiked yesterday is fairly similar to the rest of the greenbelt, but the pathway leading to and from it is very challenging. The Hill of Life, as it's called, is for experienced hikers because it's steep and winding. Overall, the area near Sculpture Falls is the best part of the trek.

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This was a beautiful trail with many sights to see along the path. Pretty flowers and water views. We took a wrong turn on way back and had to rock climb out of there.

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1 month ago

Pretty trail but the river is dried. Would suggest when there is more water