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hiking
1 day ago

Nice trail, the most strenuous in the park.

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.

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

my favorite place in Texas <3 great views and easy trails. plenty of places to cool off too.

Easy relaxing walk...would be a great place to go fishing if there were not so many families swimming. The waterfalls were non-existing due to lack of rain. Trail was EASY! Trails were not marked so it was hard to tell which trail you were on. Lots of people. And this was on a Monday afternoon walk.

walking
1 month ago

Nice for a leisurely walk with your pet, decent scenery. Not my favorite of the choices of hiking around Austin, but the falls were nice.

hiking
2 months ago

Parking on a Sunday was more of a challenge than the actual hike! It’s next to Barton Springs city pool. Place was jam packed at the pool and their were a lot of people on the trail. The trail leads to mountain climbing areas, small water holes, small observation cliffs. There was a really nice place where a couple found a random lone tree in a pebbled creek and we’re having a picnic. The biggest issues are the bikers on the trail. I passed about 11 of them and only one warned me that they were behind me. The rest were zipping by liked they owned the place. No heads up, no head count if they were in a pack, and going too fast on lose gravel.

The falls were not what I expected the trail were ok. would choose another place to hike at if I had the option

Nice easy hike with good views of the lower and upper waterfalls. Go early to avoid the crowds of people swimming. The paved Onion Creek loop adds some miles but is more like a leisurely walk instead of hiking. Nice wildflowers along the loop.

backpacking
3 months ago

Fantastic trail. Great for a long backpacking training hike.

Great hike trail went on Mother’s Day

Love to hike on weekends and on climb some bluffs here. It has some pretty nice views and fun sights! Bring bug spray, camera, and sun screen. There are also lots of animals out there!

hiking
3 months ago

We did this trail on the same weekend as their yearly trail races which made the trails definitely more trafficked than normal. Great train. Tough rolling hills that will keep you moving. Signage at trail splits weren't totally clear and we got off trail quite a ways without knowing it. There is VERY little shade so be prepared for direct sun for most of the hike. Beautiful trail overall that was a good challenge for myself and my dog. Be sure to bring plenty of water!

fun trail for the family, well marked and cool sights

Nice and relaxing hike. Trail is wide open and clear. Would be perfect for mountain bike riding.

Mild hike, rocky at parts, had to cross in the creek twice. Hill of life was a great end to the trail! Mostly shaded woods, so bring bug spray. Still Texas, so bring sunscreen too!

It was easy and relaxing.

hiking
4 months ago

Fun trail! I’d do it again

Update: Wear long pants! With all the warm weather and rain, the trail is pretty overgrown. It was already primitive (i.e. more of a footpath than a trail), but today the grass was mostly waist high and at one point up to my chest (and I'm pretty tall). The trail is still defined, but wear pants!

This was a great hike! It's not super long, but the elevation changes make it a decent workout. We only saw a few other people out there. Bring water for your dogs - there's a large pond but it's otherwise pretty dry. The greenery was so pleasant! It was peaceful and beautiful!

Nice trail.

But since it was a holiday weekend, it was pretty busy.

Two things:

What’s the point of picking up after your dog with a baggie if you’re just going to leave it on the trail?

If you’re looking for solitude, be ready for people sitting on the rocks by the falls with music playing from a speaker.

Other than that, great trail and a fun day.

Great running trail.

Great hiking in Austin!!

This was my first time to go hiking and I loved it! My new favorite thing!!

I stumbled upon this place when I was driving around Austin. Its a great park and a fun hike. Very interesting stream and falls. Like walking on the moon!

hiking
6 months ago

Great trail, well maintained and a lot of connectors to expand the route! Not a lot of elevation change, but some nice outlooks along the way. Mostly shaded.

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