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Barton Creek Greenbelt

200 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703 (South Austin)
512 499 6700
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Ranked #34 of 180 attractions in Austin
Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails
Activities: Biking
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Emory, Texas
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Good popcorn, friendly service and great movie. We bought our tickets online, no problem getting in. Simple way to go see a movie.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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53 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The Barton Creek Greenbelt is absolutely beautiful. You can climb, hike, swim, or just relax. There are several entry points and several swimming holes. My favorite thing to do is hike along the Green Belt and then take a nice relaxing swim to cool off. I really like the Twin Falls access point because it is an easy hike down... More

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Houston, Texas
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198 reviews 198 reviews
34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

I lived in Austin for over 3 years, and never made it to the Greenbelt. Shame on me. I went this past weekend, and it was glorious. Be warned, the Greenbelt is massive, and it's very possible to walk and not find a watering hole. The best way is to take the entrance off of Capital Highway. There are a... More

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

My son lives in Austin and he always talks about the Greenbelt so we insisted he take us here. We were not disappointed. We hiked for hours and didn't even see but a small part of the Greenbelt. My boys are 20 & 24 so they had a blast exploring caves (I'm a little claustrophobic so I opted out of... More

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Indiana
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117 reviews 117 reviews
24 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Every time I go to Austin I have to hike the Greenbelt, one of my favorite places to kill a few hours. I have been all over this place from The country club on the west side to the dam on the east. Although technically the lake portion has a different name it's all the same to me.You can get... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Up until last week It has been several years since I have been out to the Greenbelt. I have to admit it was a little sad to walk on the dry rocks instead of swim over them. Beyond that, this is an excellent place to hike close to Austin's busy downtown and feel like you are much farther away. The... More

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Austin, Texas
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

I usually hit the Greenbelt at the 360 (Capitol of Texas Highway) access point, but have entered at nearly all places. I've been there in the hottest of summertime to the coldest winter days. I've walked the blistering boulder-strewn dry creek bed, and have seen Barton Creek flowing like it came out of a fire hose. I've climbed the Hill... More

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Cincinnati
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

This really should be in the top 10 around Austin, in my opinion. The main trails are nice, but if you want peace and serenity, there is opportunity for that if you take the side trails (just watch out for mountain bikes and deer...I almost got ran over by 2 of them darting through the woods). If you want to... More

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Austin, Texas
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

What many people don't know about this greenbelt is that is an 8 mile track that keep you busy for hours. I'm surprised when I mention of the Hill of Life and get quizzical looks...so here's the rundown. One end is at Barton Springs Pool. The other is the Hill of Life, located near Westlake High School. Barton Springs area... More

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Austin, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
29 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Relatively easy hike, long enough to have a work out done (7miles) Great if you just want to have a hike with your dog or friends, bike or swim. Beautiful views and great scenery. It's where the Austin locals hang out....

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