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Preserved in the park are the ruins of his trainer's cabin and the stabilized ruins of his own homestead. Information on Thomas F. McKinney and the history of the park's land use is interpreted in the Smith Visitor Center. Camping, hiking, mountain biking, road biking, picnicking, fishing, and wildlife observation are other activities. Swimming is now allowed in Onion Creek; call 512/243-1643 for current creek conditions.

hiking
1 day ago

Super awesome trail. I will be back again to venture out after completing this trail to include the others around it. I had fun.

It was great to see the giant Cypress Tree but it was hard to determine which trails we were on and we “accidentally” found it! Mostly easy, well traveled trails; i prefer more primitive trails.

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
15 days 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.

Hiked to lower falls and the mill.

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.

It was easy and relaxing.

Very basic trail. Great for a beginner.

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!

walking
5 months ago

nice view of river, nothing wild

Apart from falling in the water at the beginning of the hike, the trail was uneventful and pleasant for me as a beginner.

Glad we went and super cool that there are neat little waterfalls right outside of Austin. Lots of little unmarked trails that made navigating slightly confusing even with a map.

mountain biking
7 months ago

Decent trail

hiking
8 months ago

Great location to get the pup out for a couple hours. There’s a $6 entrance fee, so I would be sure to spend more time in the Park than just this short hike to make it worth your while. I really don’t like that it’s completely paved though. I would personally rate this hike as “easy” due to the lack of incline or terrain.

hiking
10 months ago

Decent hike, easily marked in state park. The entire trail is paved, so not much of an adventure type hike. Easy walk. $6 entrance fee to the park.

hiking
11 months ago

Super underwhelming during summer when the falls are dry and the water is almost stagnant. That doesn't stop people from coming (it was pretty crowded today), but I wouldn't venture out and pay the $6 admission just to picnic with a view. The trails aren't marked clearly and the map we were given is a little misleading.

hiking
11 months ago

Super underwhelming during summer when the falls are dry and the water is almost stagnant. That doesn't stop people from coming (it was pretty crowded today), but I wouldn't venture out and pay the $6 admission just to picnic with a view. The trails aren't marked clearly and the map we were given is a little misleading.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Great for grandpa and his motorized little rascal!

Beautiful place to swim or just listen to the waterfall. Hike the upper and lower falls trail!

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

First time hiker. This was a great trail to start with paved most of the way. We didn't finish we cut off the easy part down hill. We took the whole family 2 in carriers and one on the stroller. Looking forward to visiting again. $12 total entrance fee for 2 adults 3 children.

hiking
Sunday, May 21, 2017

Nice wandering trail. Even though they close in some areas...the foliage is thick. If you hike this one after it rains be prepared for some extra mud weight on your shoes. And...keep a look out for armadillos!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Asphalt paved trail. Great for running, walking the 'city' dogs, and bicycle riding. (It may be a little rough on hybrid bikes). Not a lot of fun for seasoned hikers.

Really enjoyed this trail. Must have water shoes!

Very inconvenient to find the trail.

mountain biking
Friday, March 17, 2017

I enjoyed mountain biking the single track trail, with some small hills, nice curves, and varying terrain -- smooth dirt & jagged rocks.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Trail was a little overgrown but still clear and easy to follow.

hiking
Saturday, March 04, 2017

Trail was a little overgrown but still clear and easy to follow.

mountain biking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

This is a pleasant trail with only light traffic currently. There's a decent amount of grade change along this short trail. To get to the trail from MFSP, be very careful crossing the water. One foot of rapid moving water covers the slimy rock below foot.

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