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Barton Creek Greenbelt

200 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703 (South Austin)
512 499 6700
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Ranked #38 of 183 Attractions in Austin
Type: Biking Trails, Hiking Trails
Activities: Biking
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Arvada, CO
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54 reviews 54 reviews
31 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

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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17 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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236 reviews 236 reviews
51 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 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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119 reviews 119 reviews
25 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
55 helpful votes 55 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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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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