Barton Creek Greenbelt
Barton Creek Greenbelt is a very popular area which is 7.9 miles long and 809 acres. With sheer cliff walls, lush vegetation, and popular swimming areas, the Barton Creek greenbelt is truly a treasure. When the water in the creek is running (usually in spring) this is a fantastic walk. The easiest access point is the Loop 360 access with gently sloping cutback trails so that everyone can enjoy the trail.
Zilker Access – (see map above) From I-35 exit on Riverside and head west. Drive 1.5 miles to Barton Creek Rd and turn left (west). Drive one mile past the Lamar intersection and the Zilker Park entrance will be on your left. The Zilker trail access will be west of the Zilker Pool. Use this entrance if you are planning on riding a bike or if you need to lose a few more pounds.
Spyglass Access – (see map above) From Mopac/Loop 1 exit on Barton Skyway and head east. Barton Skyway will dead end in less than half a mile. The trail begins where the road ends. Use this access to reach the New Wall/Great Wall. This access can be used to access Gus Fruh
Gus Fruh Access – (see map above) From I-35 exit on Riverside and head west. Drive 1.5 miles to Barton Creek Rd and turn left (west). Drive about one mile past the Lamar intersection and turn left on Robert E Lee Rd. Take the first right on Barton Hills Dr. Continue down Barton Hills for exactly 2 miles. The access is in the middle of residential neighborhood on the right near the intersection of Barton Hills Dr. and Horseshoe Bend Cove. Use this access to climb at Gus Fruh and Urban Assault
Loop 360 Access – (see map above) From I-35 head west on Ben White Blvd. Ben White Blvd will become 360 (a.k.a. Capitol of Texas Highway). After Ben White Blvd becomes 360 the road will head down a steep hill. This will be approximately 1/4 mile from Mopac/Loop 1. Turn right at the light on the steep hill and turn into the bank parking lot. The trail access will be located at west side of the bank parking lot. Use this access to climb at Seismic Wall and Bee Hive Wall.