Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

MODERATE 264 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

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.

walking
36 minutes ago

Walk from spyglass to twin falls with a puppy. Follow the trail or you will veer off track a bit prior to 360 after crossing the stream.

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hiking
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mountain biking
13 days ago

Great trail, markings are a little confusing, but isn't that the fun part. Did 11.42 miles and started to cramp up about 10.5 but made it. Oh and don't park by toy's r us, that hill is a killer.

hiking
19 days ago

I visited this trail for the first time in April 2017. The parking was difficult but so worth the headache. The trail is beautiful and some areas are flat, so are rocky and some are very rocky. It was my first ever hike and I was able to go for 7.5 miles. Lots of dogs off their leash but very friendly. I loved stopping and watching the climbers too. I already can't wait to go back.

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21 days ago

great trails. Did 4 miles. love the stream and falls.

22 days ago

walking
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hiking
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trail running
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hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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!