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hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail, the most strenuous in the park.

trail running
1 day ago

I wouldn't call this a trail. It's a walking and biking path right in downtown. It's nice enough for that, although there is quite a bit of garbage. Overall it's not particularly scenic except for going by a park.

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.

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.

nature trips
8 days ago

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
14 days 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.

hiking
16 days ago

Convenient hike that is enjoyable year round. Even in August this hike was pleasant due to the shady path, but it is definitely best after a rain or when there's been a rainy season. Full of people and off-leash dogs and, unfortunately, entirely too many bags of dog poop left on the trail by irresponsible owners who can't be bothered carrying out their dog's poop.

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

The hike was to easy for me, but still enjoyed swimming in the Creek and taking in the scenery. Wont be back for hiking though.

trail running
21 days ago

A wonderful rush where there’s plenty of shade and a few long stretches of sun. Bring plenty of water if you’re going the whole way ! I had a good time jogging through, hope everybody else does as well

My daughter and I enjoyed this hike. Such a great challenge which made for a memorable hike. We found this to compare to Sabine Canyon in Arizona. Just beautiful!!!!!

trail running
24 days ago

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

As an in-town, beautiful, easy access trail, it’s about as good as they come.

It was amazing

mountain biking
27 days ago

I liked this little trail. There were some parts that were tough which was a nice surprise. No one else was there when I went in the middle of the day on a Monday. I got a lil lost as the signage isn't the best. I will definitely be coming back here.

walking
29 days ago

Very nice little paved nature trail.

trail running
1 month ago

Very busy on the weekends. Don’t go if you’re looking to escape to nature. But do go if you want to get some leg work in.

Bring plenty of water in the summer!

hiking
1 month ago

Great place to take dog, plenty of creek crossings and shaded areas to enjoy area. Downside is that the secret is out and can get pretty crowded.

it's got some distance to it don't forget to take a bottle of water or two, easy to moderate with some elevation included

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