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Kristen and I did 3 miles of this in the light rain. Look forward to finding more. Very flat

Not too bad but very crowded. Lots of stopping to let runners go by, lots of dogs off leash, lots of poop bags marking the trail. But a hike that gets the heart pumping and if you’re not getting run over by a runner, lots of pretty sights to see.

Good trail but not a lot of scenery. Toughest Austin area trail I’ve completed.

Nice and hard. Not 5 stars because the natural slope would be better than stairs.

Great trail with plenty of shady areas! Family friendly even my 69 year old mom who sits behind a desk all day felt good afterwards.
The elevations are an easy ascent. We will definitely go back!

hiking
20 days ago

This trail was not what I expected. You will cross the backtop going up and over the dam. I used this app’s map to guide me on this hike. I got confused a few times since my directional since is not the best. You will have a few areas where you may feel like giving up, and the mileage on this trail is what you make of it. I ended up hiking 28.43 miles total over 12h 35m 33s time period. This is something I would have never ever done on my own accord. I this was something I felt led to do. All I can say is be prepared for this walk. I had 2 gallons of water in my pack that lasted me the entire walk. My post below was after my walk to my social media platforms. This was an experience I will never forget or ever do again

Unfortunately, no falls or water here in the heat of the Austin summer. Still, a great and challenging hike. Pretty comparable, on %incline, to Hill of Life, which we did yesterday. Time for some time by the pool!!

Awesome trail, about 2746 stairs one way and a good workout. Good elevation variation with lots of trees. It’s not the best trail for summer as in Texas heat you would get thrashed! Make sure you take lots of water and good shoes.

Absolutely love it! Beautiful scenery with numerous MTB trails that vary in difficulty. Great for walkers, runner's and bikers. The dam area is now open again and they did a fantastic job of widening the path and adding new fencing. It offers an up close view of the new dam structure which is impressive. I travel this beautiful trail every chance I get and hit as many of the MTB trails as I can. I usually average 18 to 20 miles from start to finish and enjoy every second of it. Totally recommend it!

trail running
28 days ago

Fun trail and well marked. Ran the first three miles during the early morning hours with light trail traffic. For runners, I would recommend trail shoes as some sections were a bit technical (rocks, roots, unstable footing). If you are looking for a trail where you don't need to watch your step, I'd recommend the Lady Bird Trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Awesome trail. Really densely wooded, pretty, but hot. Fluctuations in elevation and lots of stairs. Great work out!

trail running
1 month ago

Really enjoyed this trail! Pack your water especially if it’s hot!

This is a great trail, full of challenges, both uphill and downhill.... view is awesome!!

Really pleasant & well maintained. Dogs appreciated the creek in the lower half. No need for some people to mark the trail with bags of dog poop.

The homestead Trail was nearly impossible to find. I went out there once before and couldn't find it at all. I went out there second time with my cell phone that had a GPS map on it, and I almost missed it again. My friend and I walked down it a little bit and it's really overgrown. We turned around after about a half-mile because there was a huge spider webs crossing the trail with a huge spider on it. We figured is that was at the beginning of the trail, where most people probably walked, it was just going to get really primitive later on. The Onion Creek Trail, which we did only that loop instead of doing both loops, was nice but a little boring.

This is a really easy trail. Pleasant, paved the whole way, and pretty. We stopped at the lower Falls at the end and took a break to wade in the water, and it was very nice. Lots of dogs, but on leash only. There's a $6 per person entrance fee to the park. I'd recommend getting there early. The only issue is the lack of trail markers in spots, especially at the beginning. I would've been lost without a map on my phone with gps.

It's nice and well maintained but in the summer water is dried out.

Lots and lots of stairs. This could be a training hike for something more difficult in the future. I’d definitely come back.

Excellent trail with some beautiful views. This is a challenging trail with a lot of stairs up and down all throughout the trail. Lots of snakes and lizards crawl around as well so keep your eyes peeled.

great hiking with lots of shady trails.

Best hike in Austin if you're looking for a workout! Elevation change gets me breathing heavy;there are tons of stairs. Beautiful scenery too!

walking
1 month ago

My best friend and I came here during the week in the heat of the July summer. We were disappointed we were not able to swim, but the beauty of this place is worth exploring. The drive in from either Austin or Marble falls is peaceful with lots of scenery. The park attendants are friendly and informative.

If you have any health risks, I wouldn’t recommend this hike for you. Also, bring extra water in the hotter months.

Tough trail in the Summer heat with LOTS of steps! Beautiful scenery but the creek was dried up.

Loved this trail, great views and a couple nice waterfalls at the end of the trail! Plan on going back more often.

trail running
1 month ago

Loved it! Short trails with relaxing creek scenery and beautiful park. I even saw 4 friendly deer during my run!

It was amazing

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