Onion Creek and Homestead Trail Loop is a 6.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas 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.
dogs on leash
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.
Great views and trails. You do have to pay to get into the park though. The trails are slightly confusing and the falls aren't all that spectacular, but I had a great time Biking all of the trails.
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.
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".
absolutely beautiful!! Would go again!! you have to pay is the only downside...
Actually, did this hike last year (Aprl 2015) with family visiting from out of state. A nice hike, nothing really to rave about.
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!
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.
I love hiking McKinney Falls. it's close to home but far enough away you don't bump into people often on the trails.