McKinney Falls State Park Trails

EASY 53 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 324 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
13 days 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
21 days 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
28 days 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
1 month ago

2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

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

nature trips
2 months ago

2 months ago

hiking
2 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)

3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

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

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

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

hiking
4 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.

5 months ago

6 months ago

very nice trail. the waterfalls weren't as we expected but regardless the trails were nice and clean

hiking
6 months ago

Upper Falls is closed due to recent flooding. The Lower Falls is very pretty not much in terms of difficulty.
Lots of people.

hiking
7 months ago

Really pretty in parts, but you can hear the vehicles nearby for a good bit of it. Very well marked, clear trails, friendly and helpful park staff.

hiking
8 months ago

This park is great! It's beautiful!