Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

MODERATE 328 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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hiking
4 days ago

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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12 days ago

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

12 days ago

Pretty but river is dry . No water. Weather is super hot

hiking
26 days ago

hiking
27 days ago

Nice trail (when there is water!) great for all skill levels. Heavily trafficked on weekends.

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trail running
1 month ago

I've been running and hiking "The Greenbelt," as well as climbing the surrounding sport routes, for over 15 years. At times, you can be alone in paradise, and at other times, you can be one of oh so many getting smacked by the sun and the humidity and the blood-thirsty mosquitoes. I only add this because if you go and aren't impressed, give the trail another chance; drop in at a different trail head; start at a different time of the day. For being in the center of the city, the GB is pretty dang good.

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1 month ago

Our family is new to Austin and just tried out a portion of this trail - loved it! The only negative was that it was hard to find since we're not from the area.

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