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Barton Creek Greenbelt - Eagles Landing Loop Trail

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 3.7 (3)

A wide and lightly-trafficked loop that has a few ups and downs spanning a 150 ft. elevation difference.


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Map Key

1.2

Miles

2.0

KM

93%

Runnable

716' 218 m

High

578' 176 m

Low

142' 43 m

Up

139' 42 m

Down

4%

Avg Grade (2°)

27%

Max Grade (15°)

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Features Birding · River/Creek · Views · Wildlife

There is parking for about 20 cars near the entrance. Watch the signs and lock your car before getting to the trailhead. The trailhead isn't marked, but you'll see the opening at the dead end.

Description

This trail is part of the larger Barton Creek Greenbelt. On a map, you would see it on the opposite side of the water from the official Barton Creek Trail. The neighborhood inlet that leads to this trail is off of Southwest Parkway and Mopac.

This trail wraps around a 715 foot high hill. There are not many views on the trail when there isn't water, but getting up to the top of the hill that the trail surrounds provides some nice views of parts of the greenbelt. The view is about a 3 out of 5. The best part of this connector-type trail is that it links to the greenbelt river and allows a quick and easy loop with established trail markings from the Eagles Landing/Hilltop neighborhood to the south. It's easy to stay on the trail, but watch out for the many connectors that might take you on a longer run than you wanted.

I would recommend bringing a hiking stick or some trekking poles. Some parts of the trail quickly drop in elevation, and the ridges against the side of the 750 foot elevated hill that this trail wraps around can be a tad bit treacherous. Other than that, this run is a piece of cake since two-thirds of the trail is relatively flat. It's also nice that you'll be in the shade for three-quarters of the trail even in the heat of the sun since there's a nice canopy that covers most of it.

There is a south connector that extends the length of the entire Barton Creek Greenbelt on the south side of the river. Be careful not to take it or you're in for an extra 5 mile run. The fork you'll see will be clearly established.

Flora & Fauna

Expect mostly high canopy stuff, but birds a plenty.

Contacts

Shared By:

Benjamin Pesqueda with improvements by Anthony Gallegos

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  3.7 from 3 votes

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The connector between Barton Creek Trail and the Eagles Landing Loop Trail.
Aug 19, 2017 near Rolling…, TX

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