Barton Creek Greenbelt

3755-B S Capital of Texas Hwy Austin, TX
Austin TX  78704

Phone: (512) 974-6700

The Barton Creek Greenbelt located in Austin, Texas is managed by the City of Austin's Park and Recreation Department. The Greenbelt is a 7.25mi stretch of public land that begins at Zilker Park and stretches South/Southwest to the final section commonly referred to as "The Hill of Life" which ends in the Woods of Westlake subdivision. The Barton Creek Greenbelt consists of three areas: the Lower Greenbelt, the Upper Greenbelt and the Barton Creek Wilderness Park and is characterized by large limestone cliffs, dense foliage, and shallow bodies of water.ClimateLocated in Austin, Texas, the Barton Creek Greenbelt has a humid subtropical climate characterized by hot summers and mild winters. The Greenbelt receives of rain, with the majority of the precipitation coming in the spring, and second-highest in the fall.3 Small bodies of water can be found at all times of the year throughout the Greenbelt, however the creek bed that runs along the spine of the Greenbelt actively flows only 1 to 2 months out of the year depending on precipitation levels. Watershed from Barton Creek, a tributary that feeds the Colorado River in Central Texas, is responsible for the area's highly concentrated vegetation.Sports and recreationWith its diverse terrain, the Greenbelt is a popular location for adventure-loving locals. The large limestone cliffs that line portions of the Greenbelt make for excellent rock climbing. Hikers and bikers can be found year round, although during the wet season mountain biking is more challenging as the biking trails crisscross the creek bed, making it difficult to cross when it is full. During years of heavy rainfall the water level of the creek rises high enough to allow swimming, cliff diving, kayaking, and tubing (recreation). During the annual "Tubin the Belt" parade hundreds of individuals tube the greenbelt on a Saturday in Spring.

Show Map Website

Business Information


Categories: Landmark, Outdoor Recreation, Park




Report a Problem

Past Events

Valentine's Day Picnic at Strings in the Woods Acoustic Concerts

Valentine's Day Picnic at Strings in the Woods Acoustic Concerts
06:00 pm - 02/14/2019

At Barton Creek Greenbelt

Vallentine's Day Concert at Strings in the Woods Strings in the Woods by Strings Attached are spontaneous, uplifting experiences that pair a beautiful natural...

Greenbelt Hike

Greenbelt Hike
09:00 am - 05/20/2017

At Barton Creek Greenbelt

Women's Event - Hike

Women's Event - Hike
09:30 am - 05/14/2016

At Barton Creek Greenbelt

The women of UHA are invited to hike the Barton Creek Greenbelt on Saturday morning. We'll meet at the Loop 360 trail head, just before Mopac North. Pull into the...

Hiking with UDems!

Hiking with UDems!
12:00 pm - 05/01/2016

At Barton Creek Greenbelt

**DUE TO FLASH FLOOD WARNINGS, THIS EVEN HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO A TIME TBD IN THE FUTURE** Hey, UDems!! This Sunday we'll be going to Barton Creek Greenbelt to...

ACM Hikes Greenbelt

ACM Hikes Greenbelt
02:00 pm - 04/16/2016

At Barton Creek Greenbelt

Event canceled due to Thunderstorms!! Come join us as we wrap up April with a hike around the Greenbelt! The Greenbelt is so great! There are so many dogs and the...

Austin Tweets

TipnandTrapn
TipnandTrapn
It ain’t hard #imup #Lovemines #Austin @ Lady Bird Lake https://t.co/wNkQfIehZA

Scott Fisher
Scott Fisher
Scott Fisher Says: Here's a Tower Cam look from the Great City of #Austin, #Texas! #Weather #atxwx #atxweather https://t.co/HGgvYYaJ6b

Austin's Gigs
Austin's Gigs
#atxgig 4 movers needed for all-day yard work (Southwest Austin) https://t.co/UdaNHc8DvU #austin #gigs #austinjobs

Artstrada Magazine
Artstrada Magazine
Only in #Austin #Texas could I have 3 jobs but lose my #home.

Austin TX Jobs
Austin TX Jobs
JOB: Pflugerville TX USA - CNA-Home Health Job Fair 4/17 - Whether your title is CNA Home Health Aide or : Whether… https://t.co/7PSSXpbnvm

Austin Texas Weather
Austin Texas Weather
68F in #Austin w overcast clouds & 5.82mph winds, 88% humidity https://t.co/S7BY34WhwM https://t.co/LJuLU79RLR

Danielle
Danielle
RT @austintexasgov: Stopping climate change starts at home. We can do this #Austin! Discover simple ways you can help today: https://t.co/u…

Hazel Ruth
Hazel Ruth
Finally getting to do some photo shoots and this one is one of my favorites!!! #Austin #Texas #Bluebonnets https://t.co/m75StaeUqo

Total Traffic Austin
Total Traffic Austin
Disabled vehicle, left lane blocked in #Austin on Mopac at Parmer Ln #ATXtraffic https://t.co/8laei8iLor

Scott Fisher
Scott Fisher
Scott Fisher Says: Long Range #Future Radar (GFS Weather Model) #Austin #Texas #Weather. https://t.co/cpYl9QG0Le