2018 Diamond - Voted #5
Barton Creek Greenbelt
The Barton Creek Greenbelt located in Austin, Texas and is a 7.25-mile 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. With its diverse terrain, the Greenbelt is a popular location for adventure-loving people just like you! 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 recreational tubing.