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Barton Creek Greenbelt

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Address: 200 South Lamar Blvd, Austin, TX 78703
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Barton Creek Mountain Biking Tour
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Violet Crown Trail begins at 2212 William Barton Drive in Zilker Park & contines to Hwy 290

This is a great hiking and biking trail within the city of Austin. The trail begins flat and easy near the Barton Springs Swimming Pool, but gets more steep, rocky, and muddy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Austin, Texas
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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great hiking and biking trail within the city of Austin. The trail begins flat and easy near the Barton Springs Swimming Pool, but gets more steep, rocky, and muddy further south. The trail crosses Barton Creek in places, and is closed during periods of heavy rain due to flooding. Bikers and hikers share the trail in many... More 

Thank capitollover
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

get your exercise,running ,biking or just waliking and seeing the incredible views of austin tx ,great views of the lake and downtown austin .walk your pets enjoy the natural Scenery!

Thank edwardrH4189OF
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Easily accessible. I went hiking with family. We did not have a map of the trails and there was no sign to show how to reach the different spots or the creek. Pet friendly. trails can be a bit tricky, but can be done with moderate fitness. It's good exercise, free and fun. Will go again and try to find... More 

Thank WRashed
Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

About nine miles of meandering creek side trails from Barton Springs to the southwest side past Barton Creek Mall. Several areas to lounge in the water and its dog friendly. Entering from the western edge will be quite a walk back up hill when returning to your car seems like post people like me park on the Mopac frontage road... More 

Thank Kyllito
San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Barton Creek is a perfect place to unwind, especially in mid week when its less crowded. Make your way along its banks until things get secluded and you'll find places to get into the water. Once in you'll notice some places have noticeably cold water seeping up from underground springs. A great way to cool down in the Summer thought... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We decided to avoid Barton Spring pools due to the long line, the entry fare and that we wouldn't be allowed to bring any drinks or food. The Greenbelt is a bit tricky to where the good spots are and where to park to access them, but if you find one, there's always good company, peaceful vibe, just a bit... More 

Thank Vieltraveller
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Spending a weekend in Austin, my friend surprised me with this wee natural gem - sure summer is more or less over but that didn't stop us getting in the water!! We'd hit a club at the Domain pretty hard last night, so the ice cold water actually helped us recuperate and bring us back to life. Its pretty cool... More 

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Milford, Delaware
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Hiked a short portion (perhaps a mile) of the Greenbelt with access from Capital of Texas Highway. I can't say about other parts of the Greenbelt but the trail is very rocky here. You need to watch your footing. I wanted to hike this section since I had read that there were cliffs in the area that people liked to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Start at the barton springs pool and follow the river upstream you'll come across some awesome spots. Its for exploring so wont give to much away 😉.

Thank Courtney J
austin, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016

This is a long, loopy series of trails along the beloved Barton Creek. The Greenbelt has many access points (most popular along the 360 parking area where the creek crosses), but please don't be a pain in neighborhood access areas. The trail is very rugged in parts. Take plenty of water. During rainy periods, the creek generally has water (closer... More 

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