The end of August means the end of the summer season, and we're all shedding a tear or two for our tan lines. In Texas, however, the end of August does not mean the end of scorching hot weather. Don't put your bikinis away just yet ladies, there's still plenty of hidden gems to explore in Texas including this stunning Austin greenbelt and water hole that'll leave you feeling nice and refreshed. Oh, and begging for the heat to never go away.

The Barton Creek Greenbelt has a total of seven different access points with something new in store from each one. If you're looking for hiking trails, swimming, mountain biking, rock climbing, or even bird watching, this greenbelt has it all! Their website has the address for each entrance listed, that way you don't have to hop on the struggle bus to find whichever you're looking for.   

Dogs are more than welcome to accompany you on your hike; they deserve to explore the great outdoors too! If dog-friendly places are up your alley, there are plenty of summer destinations in Texas that allow you to bring your furry friend along with you. We know they're basically the most important thing in the world! Right next to chasing waterfalls, of course. 

Speaking of waterfalls, chances are you'll run into one or two while you're out exploring the greenbelt, and they will not disappoint. It's crazy how many hidden gems you can uncover in Texas once you get outside in your favorite bathing suit or hiking gear. Your BFF and/or boo will appreciate an adventure like this, and remember it for years to come!

Barton Creek Greenbelt

Price: Free!

Address: 3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin, TX 78704

Why you need to go: This gorgeous greenbelt is unique to any other you'll find in Texas. There are tons of different entrances with new beauty to find at each one. Perfect end of summer destination!


We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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