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This is a great hike to see some beautiful Texas scenery. Clearly marked, some rocky areas and others flat make for a fun hike but not too intense. The only caution I would make is that when hiking this trail in the summer, there appears to be no water left in the river so the hike is missing the waterfalls (though I'm sure it's beautiful in the spring time).

Bring water! Best hike ever! River its dry in summer, but its worth the hike!

Terrain is way to soft for a newbie rider and there is zero markings so talk about annoying having to stop and pull your phone out ALL the time

I love going here! The creek is great, it is well shaded, and gives you a challenging hike. The thing to make it perfect is if I was the only one out there. My dog loves this hike.

Gave this 4 stars because the water was so low, we got to hike right up the river. The trails themselves are nothing special. Hike is worth it though.

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

4 days ago

unimproved, primitive trails, wear boots, saw lots of deer

mountain biking
5 days ago

These trails a very fast and flowy in sections. There trails are a great work out but they do not offer anything too technical. There is a BMX track that has a little pump track and some nice table tops. Definitely worth a visit!

Not a spectacular hike during the summer - it's way too hot and most of Barton Creek is completely dry except for a few stagnant pools. On the plus side, the trail is very well shaded do you're not in direct sun.