McKinney Falls State Park Trails

EASY 57 reviews

McKinney Falls State Park Trails is a 6.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Austin, TX that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

6.8 miles 429 feet Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

cave

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Directions from Austin, TX: Travel 13 miles southeast off US Highway 183. Take McKinney Falls Parkway, off US 183 South, straight to the park entrance.

hiking
26 days ago

You have to pay to get into park. They have camping cabins, tent spots and RV spots. Really nice area.
Will definitely go back to camp sometime.

hiking
1 month ago

Easy...has some pretty areas WHEN the falls are running. There's usually a lot of people and not all areas are shady. Just okay in my book. Austin has much more to offer in other areas, but good to say "did that".

trail running
1 month ago

1 month ago

absolutely beautiful!! Would go again!! you have to pay is the only downside...

hiking
2 months ago

Actually, did this hike last year (Aprl 2015) with family visiting from out of state. A nice hike, nothing really to rave about.

hiking
2 months ago

Half easy walking trail (onion creek) / half overgrown hiking trail, not much elevation change (homestead). Still pretty and a good workout in the heat. Best part was finishing out at the watering hole!

hiking
3 months ago

Hiked the Onion trail. Long boring paced loop. But I did see a nice sized buck in the middle of the trail. We just stared at each other for 15 seconds. Really cool. I also hiked the rock house trail. Loved seeing the state champion cedar tree.

hiking
4 months ago

4 months ago

I love hiking McKinney Falls. it's close to home but far enough away you don't bump into people often on the trails.

4 months ago

Absolutely beautiful! Water was clear and cool. Didn't do too much hiking, but just the whole nature that surrounded us is beautiful. My boys loved it there. We will definitely go back.

4 months ago

What a beautiful place to explore or fish or bbq or whatever. Can't wait to go again!

nature trips
4 months ago

5 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

Great place to hike around and go for an afternoon dip in the water! I saw some bikes around, but this place is definitely more hospitable to casual hikers (i.e., most Austin-ites)

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

Nice hike . Check in advance lots of closure after heavy rain

6 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

I thought there would be more off trails but it was beautiful! A lot of beautiful birds! Loved it!

hiking
7 months ago

If it has rained a lot during the week, the falls will be great. The only downside is that makes the creek nearly impossible to cross and that's where the majority of the good trails are. When it hasn't rained as much, it's easy to cross the creek and get in 6-8 miles of great hiking.

8 months ago