8.8 km away
A superb network of well-used, little-marked singletrack trails.
Difficult Mountain Biking
- 14 km
- 93 m
- 93 m
Barton Creek is widely regarded as some of the best mountain bike trails in the city of Austin.
Mountain Biking Difficult
The trails shown here are mostly pedal-friendly cross country trails alternating from smooth and flowy to rocky and chunky. With this combination of trails, you can quite easily enjoy a fantastic pedal through this beautiful area.
However, Barton Creek is best known for its short, steep chutes that plunge straight down the steep hillsides. There are multiple chute options, and a bit of exploration is definitely encouraged to find the best ones. For short sections, these chutes can approach a "Severe" FATMAP difficulty rating, but they're all over quickly. If you get in over your head, you can easily walk down the chute and return to an easier trail.
Sources: https://www.spinlister.com/blog/barton-creek-greenbelt-austin-mtb-trail/ https://mikesbikesandtours.com/barton-creek-mountain-biking-tour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IJrJjQU80&abchannel=Gotdurt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yo1lwTrqTE&abchannel=MoandHannah
Mostly stable trail tread with some variability featuring larger and more unavoidable obstacles that may include, but not be limited to: bigger stones, roots, steps, and narrow curves. Compared to lower intermediate, technical difficulty is more advanced and grades of slopes are steeper. Ideal for upper intermediate riders.