South Austin

Austin South

While downtown has the social life, the South Austin area has plenty of green, open space. South Austin is famous for the Barton Creek Greenbelt, which runs 7 miles along Barton Creek south of downtown Austin from Zilker Park in Central Austin around a system of creeks and continuing on into the Hill Country along Lost Creek. This Greenbelt is one of the top ten trails in the state and a leisurely hike or bike excursion through the winding trails during the fall months is one of the best ways to enjoy a brisk Austin morning or evening. The main trailhead for the hike and bike trails can be accessed at the southwest corner of the Mopac/Hwy 360 intersection. If you manage to make it down to Zilker Park, don’t hesitate to stop by the Trail of Lights closer to the holidays.