Barton Skyway to the Greenbelt

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Since it is currently my spring break I assumed I’d be going on a lot of swimming adventures, but of course, it has been rainy and gloomy. Fortunately, I was able to make my way to a few places–one of them being the Barton Skyway Greenbelt in Austin.

The nice thing about coming to this particular swimming hole, is that it only takes about 5 minutes to reach the water. Some of the other swimming places along the Austin greenbelt can take 15 to 30 minutes just to reach water; so this I really liked. There aren’t a whole lot of places so sit or lay out in the sun, so if that is something you want to do, I wouldn’t recommend coming here. However, there is a huge rock that people jump off of (I did not do this), and you could definitely lay on top of there if you don’t mind laying on hard rock. The downside of this rock was that it sits on the other side of the trail, so we had to walk across the water to get to the other side. This was a bit inconvenient. As you can see in the far distance of my second photo, there are rocks and rapids. They were not too rough so you could walk around the rocks and rapids which was pretty neat.

Overall, this part of the greenbelt is really nice because it is a short walk with lots of space to swim. Even if you don’t want to swim, the long trail along the water is a great place to exercise and explore. It is shaded a lot by the trees which is good for those hot summer days that are soon to come!

2.5/5 Fun

3.5/5 Swimming

5/5 Price

3.6/5 Overall


Photo Credit

Left: JD Briggs

Middle and Right: Myself


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