Looking for a fun place to cool down this summer? We’ve got the ultimate idea: swing into summer on these Austin rope swings! Don’t forget your sunscreen, bug spray, water, snacks, and a good pair of water hiking shoes.
Swing into Summer on These Austin Rope Swings!
Gus Fruh on the Barton Creek Greenbelt, 2642 Barton Hills Dr, Austin
Gus Fruh is a lesser known part of the Barton Creek Greenbelt. There is street parking in front of the trailhead. The hours are 6 a.m. – 10 p.m. The trail is short to get to the water, but you should still wear good water hiking shoes for this one. Also, make sure you check for poison ivy- we’ve seen a lot of it along the banks here. And make sure you check the water levels before you go!
Twin Falls on the Barton Creek Greenbelt, 3918 S MoPac Expy, Austin
Just past Twin Falls, on the way towards Sculpture Falls along the Barton Creek Greenbelt there is a rope swing.
St Edwards Trail, 7301 Spicewood Springs Rd, Austin
Keep to the left from the parking lot, and you will find this rope swing near the waterfall at St Ed’s. Wear your bug spray here! We usually end up with chigger bites when we hike here.
Blue Hole Regional Park, Blue Hole Ln, Wimberley
Just outside of Austin, you can find 2 rope swings at Blue Hole Regional Park. They are open May through September, and you need to make reservations ahead of time. Also, bring tubes to float around, blankets, chairs, snacks, and water.
Krause Springs, 424 Co Rd 404, Spicewood
Krause Springs closes during the winter, but they open back up in time for spring break. The water is super chilly, so I would recommend going on a hot day! Bring some tubes/floats and get there early to claim your spot. It’s extremely slippery to get over to the rope swing area, so wear good shoes and take extra care with babies/toddlers.