Twin Falls Beach

Rocky beach
Barton Creek Greenbelt Trail, Austin, TX, USA
150 miles from Houston, TX
Cleanliness
Water quality
Crowded
Impressions
Overall
Grades suggested by our reviewer
Water Quality
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Beach amenities

  • Pet friendlyBring your little friends!
  • ParkingCar parking nearby

About this beach

Warnings and hazards

Many dog owners allow their pets to run off-leash.

There have been break-ins in the parking area – it’s better to leave your valuables at home.

The swimming area is slippery – water shoes are recommended.

The water levels depend on the rainfall.

Twin Falls is another little gem of a swimming hole in the vicinity of Austin. It’s located on Barton Creek and is easy to get to. A great place to swim, picnic, and hike in the beautiful natural area surrounding the creek.

Location and Access

You can get to Twin Falls from the Barton Creek Greenbelt access point that lies just south of the intersection of 360 and Mopac at 3900 West Frontage Road (Mopac), Austin. It’s a short and relaxing hike from there to the park, which is open from dawn until dusk and features free entrance. It’s an extremely popular destination, so arrive early to occupy a good parking space and then choose a convenient spot for sunbathing, picnicking, and relaxation near the water.

Picnicking

There are no cafes and restaurants in the area, so you should bring your own snacks and a lot of drinking water. Having lunch with your family in the fresh air in a beautiful natural setting is just a marvellous way to take the edge off your appetite!

Swimming

If there is substantial rainfall, the water becomes deep enough for comfortable swimming and even jumping from the upper ledge to the lower ledge. You can swim in the stream above the falls or in the deeper area below. There is a rope swing, which is big fun for kids as well as many adults. Be careful, there are slippery rocky areas, so water shoes are highly recommended.

Nature

In dry periods, the greenery around the Barton Creek is less vibrant, but after a good amount of rainfall, you’ll be able to see the true value of the gorgeous Texas scenery. If you don’t bear the heat of the summer months, we recommend you to hike in winter – it’s also very enjoyable.

Dog Policies

Pets are welcome, so you can bring your dog to Twin Falls and have a blast together. If you don’t like dogs or your kids are afraid of them, be aware that many people allow their dogs to run off-leash (though it’s not an official off-leash area) or enjoy the water together with their furry companions.

Driving Time

  • 15 minutes from Austin, TX

  • 35 minutes from Georgetown, TX

  • 1 hour 15 minutes from San Antonio, TX

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Twin Falls Beach videos

Twin Falls, Austin, TX
An amazingly beautiful drone made video of the falls
Twin Falls - Austin Greenbelt
A lovely video of the beach

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Reviewed on: July 21, 2019