The Barton Creek Greenbelt

The Barton Creek Greenbelt main trail extends from Barton Springs Pool upstream for over 7 miles to the trail head at Campcraft road. There’s plenty to explore along the way  including caves, rock climbing and seasonal swimming holes.

This is a natural trail that can be rough in places and some of the side trails can be steep. Mountain biking is allowed, but the trail can be challenging for beginners in places.

The map below shows the location of the pubic trail heads. There is additional access from neighborhoods that border the park, but these are usually through private property and may be restricted.



Run Tex Map

Rock Climbing


Mountain Biking

Austin Ridge Riders – Austin’s Largets mountain biking club

Austin Bike – More Greenbelt mountain biking information

Bike Shops

Austin Bikes – 5th Street downtown

Bicycle Sport Shop – Mountain bike rentals near the Barton Springs trail head.

Cycle Progression – Short ride to Gus Fruh. Pivot, Turner, Intense. Rentals

Hammerhead – North but cool.

Mellow Johnny’s – Lance’s shop. Downtown Austin. Easy ride to the trail at Barton Springs

Texas Cycle Werks – At Mopac and 290. Close to several trail heads including Mopac and Loop 360.


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