Sculpture Falls Hike at Barton Creek

MODERATE 175 reviews

Sculpture Falls Hike at Barton Creek is a 5 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
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
269 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

trail running

walking

waterfall

rocky

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15 days ago

Loved it, be prepared to search for parking if you go during prime hours

16 days ago

hiking
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18 days ago

This is a beautiful and scenic trail with plenty of areas to wade in the water. The main swimming area and most of the creek was completely dry so we didn't get the full effect. The rocky terrain was a little rough on our dog's paws but it was still manageable. I will definitely go back.

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike, very easy, but there is no restroom around. So make sure you go potty before you hit the trails! It does get crowded during summer, so be warned! Make sure to stay hydrated. :)

trail running
1 month ago

Parking a bit difficult to find, and really no RR or water facilities on this trail, to my knowledge.

This is part of the larger Barton Creek greenbelt trail. The whole trail is good for hiking, biking, trail running, exploring the many off shoot trails.

This particular section seems especially good for some just-past-novice bikers and trail runners. Some ups and downs, some rocks and short ledges, plenty of trees and roots, and a creek crossing. I'd not reccomend strollers, though it's not impossible.

Mostly, though, this is the bets spot to park (if indeed you can locate it, and it's not full) to park to get to the coveted Twin falls and sculpture falls.

hiking
1 month ago

trail running
1 month ago

A really great place! The trails have a variety of terrain with differing scenery along the way. For runners, there are a couple of portions of trail among the jagged rocks that require full attention. Love taking the dog for the full 5 mile run.

hiking
1 month ago

I hike this regularly to swim. It's not easy for small children or the elderly so keep that in mind. Must love dogs! There were a lot of dogs but all were friendly and having a good time like the rest of us. :)
Huge con: it's very, very crowded. We were on the trail by 7am and the first swimming area was overly crowded within an hour. And good luck finding a parking spot. Those fill up very early too.
Otherwise, it's dog and human paradise! Love it

1 month ago

hiking
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hiking
1 month ago

Awesome hike! Pretty flat for the most part. Water is great and two small waterfalls we walked by. Nothing big but water was great in August.

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