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Barton Creek Greenbelt

Neighborhood: South Austin
Biking trails, Hiking trails, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
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Address: 200 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
Phone Number: 512 499 6700
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5:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Activities: Biking

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Excellent Place to Hike

I had lived in Austin for almost 30 years before I hiked the Barton Creek Greenbelt. It is a great place to hike within the city limits. The terrain is surprisingly varied and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

I had lived in Austin for almost 30 years before I hiked the Barton Creek Greenbelt. It is a great place to hike within the city limits. The terrain is surprisingly varied and even a bit hilly at times. Some ascents will actually give you your daily cardio work-out. Throughout warmer months ( which is most of the year in... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Poor Austin...so dry for so long. But not this trip! Being a native Austinite, I have been at Barton Creek when it's flowing and when it's bone dry. It is beautiful in it's own way in either condition. On our latest visit, the water was tumbling over the rocks and the skies were partly cloudy. Our son led us to... More 

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Bryan, Texas
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This place is an oasis in the middle of the city. The park is accessible to mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing. Very good rock climbing for beginners.

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Recoleta, Distrito Federal, Argentina
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155 reviews 155 reviews
44 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

This is a really nice place where you can ride your bicicle, take the dogs for a walk or simply make hiking, there is a small fall , I recommend this place .

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Portland, Oregon
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83 reviews 83 reviews
25 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We enjoyed our hike but drought has prevented any pretty views and the outhouse was disgusting. We have hiked near and far at many national parks, so maybe our expectations were too high. The graffiti took away from the nature, as did the sounds of traffic. We started at the Barton Creek entrance.

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Newport Beach, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
58 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Great for walking or biking. MANY places to rent bikes in Austin. Pay up and go. Very active small-town-feel city. Friendly people.

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Arvada, CO
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57 reviews 57 reviews
32 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Barton Springs is deservedly well known for its grassy hills and crystal spring waters. Neither of which have seen a dog's paw in a long, long time. However, just below the gates of the Springs, the natural flow of the Barton Creek continues. The water here is just as clear, just as cold, and very welcoming to dogs of all... More 

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Emory, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
26 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
55 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 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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321 reviews 321 reviews
67 attraction reviews
104 helpful votes 104 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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