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Barton Creek Greenbelt

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200 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78704-1046
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Reviewed 4 days ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed December 3, 2018

The Barton Creek area is full of great trails to hike/bike in a good weather. The great thing is that you do not have to go far from the city to "get away".

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed November 10, 2018

Entered at Spyglass trailhead. Beautiful scenery, rocky trail can be tough on ankles & casual trail bikers. Those of us with hiking boots had no problems, while tennis shoe crowd had to watch ankles. That said, certainly saw trail runners. Also saw some unhappy father...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Weidspeed
Reviewed October 29, 2018

BEAUTIFUL & EASY HIKE TRAIL!! The trail name is Twin Falls & Sculpture Falls. Beautiful hike while enjoying the rapids and Barton creek falls. Recommended hiking boots as the first half of the trail is a bit muddy and uneven. Keep toward the left side...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
August 14, 2017|
Response from coagula | Reviewed this property |
We did not do the whole trail. I am wanting to say we only went a mile and a half in or maybe it was 1.25 miles and walked back to the 1 mile marker. The only cliff face I saw was where people jump off into the water, and it... More
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Meredith S
Cypress, Texas, United States
Barton Creek Greenbelt/ Wilderness Area (1 Reply)
Any advice on on hikes and a swimming hole to cool off a little.
June 28, 2012|
Response fromjodi_123|
Your original thread had quite a bit of good information - tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g30196-i229-k54963…
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June 02, 2007|
Kansas City, Missouri
Good Hiking Trails (2 Replies)
Can anyone suggest some good hiking trails around Austin? Maybe looking around 2-4 miles. I've read about the Barton Creek Greenbelt but it looks like there a lot of trails/entry points. Any favorites? Thanks!
August 24, 2018|
Response fromYankeetransplant|
Check out Mount Bonnell off 35th Street. Highest point in Austin and gives a great view of Lake Austin. Parking is available and steps to the look out. Not a true trail but shouldn't be missed. Walking around Lady Bird Lake is one of our favorites, besure and notice the "belt" decorations on the railing of the board walk on part of the southeast section of the trail. Confusing, yes, but will all make sense as you walk the trail and enjoy the skyline of Austin and watch the paddle boarders!...More