Austin June 21, 2019
Austin’s Most Refreshing Hike Will Lead You Straight To A Beautiful Swimming Hole
When the sweltering heat sets in, there’s nothing better than a rejuvenating, shady hike. Sure, it’s always lovely to visit
Barton Springs and Deep Eddy Pool, but those aren’t the only places to keep cool. Escape from the crowds with a peaceful riverside stroll through the Bull Creek Greenbelt. Austin’s most refreshing hike will lead you straight to a beautiful swimming hole.
This trail is nearly three miles long, and it's jam-packed with lovely views.
As you continue along the easy, well-marked paths, you'll come across breathtaking Texas plants.
In the Springtime, this place is blooming with wildflowers. Keep your eye out for wildlife! You never know what kind of amazing animals you'll encounter.
The shaded areas provide much-needed shelter from the sun, but it's still wise to bring a hat and sunscreen.
Eventually, you'll reach a rippling river.
This trail does require a bit of river hiking, but the pathway is easy and refreshing. Bring your water shoes for an even easier stroll.
Gushing waterfalls are all around. You could stare at these natural wonders for hours.
Soon, you'll come across a shallow wading pool. This place is a popular hangout spot for families and dogs.
Make a splash! With places like these, you never need to worry about beating the heat.
This swimming hole is full of fun. If you're feeling adventurous, you can jump into the water from the rope swing. If that's not your cup of tea, you can always enjoy a lazy day along the water.
This trail is calling your name.
The St. Edwards and Bull Creek Greenbelt Trailhead Address: 7301 Spicewood Springs Road
Austin, TX 78759.
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