The Bull Creek Greenbelt is a large nature area in Austin, Texas that surrounds part of Bull Creek, a tributary that feeds the Colorado River. It is primarily known for its scenic trail alongside Bull Creek, which features numerous small waterfalls and beautiful wildflowers, as well as being the habitat of a diverse array of wildlife. In the summertime, many hikers cool off by taking a dip in one of the many natural swimming areas along the trail.
Things to Do
- Hike the Bull Creek Greenbelt trail! The entire trail is 5.8 miles long, so you might only want to hike part of it if you're hiking with small children.
- Start or end your hike with a visit to Bull Creek Park, which has picnic areas with barbecues, basketball and volleyball courts, and sports fields.
- Cool off by wading in the shallow creek or swimming in one of the swimming holes along the trail.
Bull Creek Greenbelt Insider Tips
- Bring along water shoes and a swimsuit in the summertime so that you can comfortably swim or wade in Bull Creek when you want to cool down.
- Make sure to bring along your camera so that you can take photos of all of the beautiful waterfalls and wildflowers!
- Feel free to bring your dog along to get some exercise too - just make sure to keep them on a leash at all times.