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Barton Creek Greenbelt

 11 votes

7.6 Miles 12.2 Kilometers

 

98% 

Runnable

Singletrack

490' 149 m

Ascent

-92' -28 m

Descent

856' 261 m

High

454' 138 m

Low

1%

Avg Grade (1°)

25%

Max Grade (14°)

Unknown

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An Austin icon when it comes to inner city green space.

Caleb Joyce

Overview

Features: River/Creek — Swimming — Views — Waterfall
Dogs: Leashed

Description

This trail can be accessed from many points. If you're running it in its entirety, a shuttle might be best. On a hot summer day, you might want to do the run in reverse, dropping you off at the famous Barton Springs for a nice cool splash!

When starting this run from Zilker Park, the trail is wide and flat, covered with your typical Texas crushed granite. This section is ideal for anyone with limited mobility or families with strollers. As the trail continues, you'll pass large overhanging limestone where you can watch rock climbers playing in the beautiful greenbelt. This run crosses the creek many times. Depending on the rainfall, there is almost always a way around these creek crossings. If it's a dry year, you can expect to run right along the creek bed.

For swimming holes and waterfalls, the first one to cross will be Campbell's Hole around the 0.8-mile marker. The next one, Twin Falls is just past the Mopac Bridge around the 4.8-mile marker. Just over a mile past Twin Falls, you'll find Sculptor Falls. Even though these are the most popular spots to swim with a view, many people will take a dip anywhere along the creek.

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