hiking

walking

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.

walking
25 days 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
2 months ago

Decent trail

hiking
3 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
5 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
6 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
6 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.

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
8 months ago

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
9 months ago

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!

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
11 months ago

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

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

hiking
11 months ago

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.

mountain biking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pleasant

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