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.

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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...

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