Spyglass Access @ Barton Creek Greenbelt

1601 Spyglass Drive
Austin, TX 78704

Phone:
(512) 477-1566

Website:

Spyglass Access Trail is one of five access points to the Barton Creek Greenbelt.

Place Information

  • Place Category

    Parks

  • Place Cost Free
  • Place Hours
    Sunday 7:00am - 8:00pm
    Monday 7:00am - 8:00pm
    Tuesday 7:00am - 8:00pm
    Wednesday 7:00am - 8:00pm
    Thursday 7:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday 7:00am - 8:00pm
    Saturday 7:00am - 8:00pm

Word on the Street

If you are looking for a good introductory Greenbelt hike, you might consider starting at the Spyglass Trail entrance. The trailhead is located across the street from Tacodeli near the intersection of Barton Skyway and Spyglass Drive. A nice spot to begin or end your outing, Tacodeli is very kid-friendly with outdoor seating.After a short descent to the Creek from the trailhead, you can head in either direction for a nice walk. This is certainly a well-loved trail frequented by trail runners, mountain bikers, dog walkers and families, but that can also make for good people and animal watching and conversation starters with your preschooler. The trail is more even than some on the Greenbelt, but make sure you and your family are paying attention so you don't lose your footing. Strollers would definitely not work here, although an Ergo or hiking backpack is doable.If you go at the right time of year, water flows in the Creek, which is perfect to throw or skip rocks, wade or just sit and observe. To the south (or towards your right as you enter the trail) about half a mile is a popular spot for rock climbers called the New Wall. The Greenbelt is definitely one of those spots that makes Austin special.

Spyglass Access @ Barton Creek Greenbelt: From the Parents

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