Hamilton Greenbelt & Hurst Hollow Preserve
ElevationAscent: 271' 83 m
Descent: -270' -82 m
High: 780' 238 m
Low: 691' 211 m
GradeAvg Grade: 2% (1°)
Max Grade: 20% (12°)
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“A beautiful scenic hike highlighting the best of the Hamilton Greenbelt and Hurst Hollow Preserve.”— Donovan Acker
Family Friendly If you are in the area and looking for a hike for the family, this is it. Even the most difficult sections are very short and easily conquered by newbies and kids. Plus there's lots of shade and water.
This Featured Hike routes you through all the highlights and different terrains the greenbelt has to offer. You'll see waterfalls, make multiple creek crossings, and get great views of Lake Travis at the far end of the route.
60 to 70% of this hike has all-day shade. Most of the sun exposure is on the first and last bit of the hike along Hamilton Greenbelt I & II Trails.
The Hamilton Greenbelt I Trail will meet up with the Hurst Hollow Connector. At this point, you'll be moving onto wooded singletrack trails for the next couple miles.
Following the Hurst Hollow Trail and Hurst Hollow Loop Trail, you'll have a chance to see some great views of Hurst Creek, Hurst Hollow, and Lake Travis.
On the return portion of the hike, you'll come back through the heart of the 'primitive' trails area via Hurst Hollow Trail, Squires Trail, Clubhouse Trail, and Palos Verdes Trail. Some nice out-of-the-way picnic areas and 'hang out' spots are located in here.
After that you'll be on Hamilton Greenbelt II Trail and an easier gravel road that follows Yaupon Creek for a while before connecting back to Hamilton Greenbelt I Trail for the remainder of the hike back to your car.
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Land Manager: Lakeway, TX - Parks and Rec