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Barton Creek Greenbelt

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200 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-1046
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice urban trail. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is that outside of it's length it is just not that tough to do. It's a nice walk in the woods. Went out about 8AM and the small parking...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place for a quick swim on a hot day! Cool water. Hot fun! Room to roam. Quiet. A placid place to decompress in a large urban area.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ttravel12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We hiked a couple of miles by the creek but we’ll probably go back for more on a less rainy day. There are good views and well established paths.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Keith H
Reviewed February 12, 2019

Plenty of space for hiking. Beautiful paths are kept clear from trash. Most people on the trails are friendly, as well!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank 865marnif
Reviewed January 25, 2019

I use Barton Creek Greenbelt for long distance running and training. Expect lots of people during peak times and sometimes parking is challenging.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank NDSeigler
Reviewed January 6, 2019

I live on the greenbelt and have hiked it in all seasons. It is always changing, especially the water levels. It's great in the warm months to be able to swim but its also fun to hike it in cooler months. Lots of dogs and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sheff99
Reviewed January 6, 2019

This area used be a great place to get out in nature, but sadly, now too many people are disrespectful. Unless a cleaner person has recently taken care of it, there are discarded plastic water bottles, drink cans and other trash. Too many people let...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Manarola3
Reviewed January 6, 2019

We walked the greenbelt path from near Lamar Street to the dog park in Zilker Park. The greenbelt path felt safe and was a nice stroll.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Teresa987
Reviewed December 19, 2018

I've been going to the greenbelt for 10 years. Of course things have changed and certain "secret spots" are now filled with kids and dogs, but it's still such a special place. Austinites are so lucky to have so much access to nature! I would...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank pushkindigilov
Reviewed December 9, 2018 via mobile

Loved this hike we stumbled across after grabbing breakfast at Tacodeli. Easy trails, might be muddy after rain, but we got a nice sunny day. Lots of cool spots for pictures with the river/stream and bluffs. Not too crowded, great outdoor activity. Took the trail...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Alan L
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Nivia M
February 23, 2019|
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Response from sheff99 | Reviewed this property |
I suggest the entrance at Scottish Woods which is at the top of the Hill of Life. You will end up at Twin falls by going straight down this hill. The second attraction is Sculpture Falls which is just under a mile east of... More
Bridget C
November 4, 2018|
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Response from Stiglitz11 | Reviewed this property |
I would have to drive to the access point. It is off MOPAC on the Southside of the lake. You can take 2222 to Loop 360 and you are there where is crosses. A better choice would be the hike and bike trail around Zilker if you... More
July 16, 2018|
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Response from lolgibson | Reviewed this property |
That greenbelt goes pretty far west with several access points, it depends on where you're starting from. We started on Violet Crown trail access point behind Spec's then went to Zilker Park. I wasn't keep that great track... More