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Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail

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Barton Creek Greenbelt

Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail is a 13.8 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: 13.8 miles Elevation Gain: 606 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dog friendly

kid friendly

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

rock climbing

walking

running

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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rocky
1 day ago

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23 days ago

Dog friendly Good for beginners

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1 month ago

Take the time to wander away from the crowds.

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muddy
2 months ago

We like to start at the Hill of Life and hike down to Sculpture Falls then Twin Falls! Hill of life is a great leg work out, be ready to fire those glutes!

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rocky
scramble
2 months ago

Start at the hill of life and hike all the way to Barton springs pool (mile 0). Very little water near lost creek and it dissipates towards 360. Cross the river back and forth to experience both sides. Lots of little caves and side trails to explore. Some will take you to the top of the cliffs for great views. Start early to avoid the crowds.

hiking
2 months ago

Took a quick out and back. Lovely diverse trail to currently dry riverbed. can observe the effect of water flow and rock formation in the shape of the river. Slick walking on a muddy day.

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rocky
2 months ago

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2 months ago

No water yet, but once it's flowing, one of the best hiking areas in Austin

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2 months ago

One of Austin’s best. It’s definitely more pretty when the creek has water. All dried up yesterday.

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2 months ago

absolutely loved it

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rocky
2 months ago

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3 months ago

One of my favorite spots in Austin since it’s easy to access and has nice views. It can be busy at times but the further away from the main entrance, the quieter. It’s nice when there is water in the creek bed but it’s been dry lately. Lovely trail that I always recommend to out of towners.

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rocky
3 months ago

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muddy
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

fun trail. really nice in the morning. it got super busy as the day progressed. lots of the creek was dry, but still nice views and trail.

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rocky
4 months ago

mountain biking
rocky
5 months ago

Nice flow with chunky rocks here and there. There are some.... lots of technical spots and then theres some detour trails.

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rocky
6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

Loved this trail, best one in Austin that I’ve gone on so far. Love the river and the balance rocks.

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rocky
scramble
6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

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rocky
6 months ago

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