I can see why this is a popular hike, once you scramble down the hill the walk is picturesque and easy. If I had more time, I would have kept on walking. Since it has been raining in Austin, Barton Creek was running full and fast. For 45 minutes I had the walk to myself, and only saw two other couples the rest of the time. I'm glad I read this site before I headed back up to the top of the trail--it was more difficult than I expected! This walk will stay on my list of places to take people visiting Austin for the first time.