River/Creek · Swimming · Views · Waterfall
The creek should be family friendly but at some spots you might run into a few 4:20 friendly groups.
This trail can be accessed from many points. If you're hiking it in its entirety, a shuttle might be best. On a hot summer day, you might want to do the hike in reverse, dropping you off at the famous Barton Springs
for a nice cool splash!
When starting this hike from Zilker Park, the trail is wide and flat, covered with your typical Texas crushed granite. This section is ideal for anyone with limited mobility or families with strollers. As the trail continues, you'll pass large overhanging limestone where you can watch rock climbers playing in the beautiful greenbelt. This hike crosses the creek many times. Depending on the rainfall, there is almost always a way around these creek crossings. If it's a dry year, you can expect to hike right along the creek bed.
For swimming holes and waterfalls, the first one to cross will be Campbell's Hole around the 0.8-mile marker. The next one, Twin Falls is just past the Mopac Bridge around the 4.8-mile marker. Just over a mile past Twin Falls, you'll find Sculptor Falls. Even though these are the most popular spots to swim with a view, many people will take a dip anywhere along the creek.
Shared By: Caleb Joyce