Looking for a great trail in McKinney Roughs Nature Park, Texas? AllTrails has 7 great hiking trails, trail running trails, dogs leash trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. Ready for some activity? There are 5 moderate trails in McKinney Roughs Nature Park ranging from 3.2 to 4.8 miles and from 561 to 577 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!

hiking

running

dogs on leash

river

wildlife

walking

forest

kid friendly

Good trail even after a downpour yesterday. Nice scenery

hiking
rocky
9 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Too hot today to really enjoy

hiking
rocky
1 month ago

Great trail. Lots of different terrains. Grab a map or use the GPS mapping cause there are a ton of intersecting trails and would be easy to get lost.

hiking
rocky
scramble
2 months ago

This is a moderate to difficult, figure-8, mostly shady hike with pea gravel, rocky, and dirt trail surfaces. There are 8 named trails on this hike featuring Colorado River Valley vistas, hardwood forests, and river bottom trail. Take a map with you, and avoid the hike if there has been a recent rain as the terrain when muddy can be quite difficult. Be sure to find the Bluff Trail Overlook along the Bluff Trail and the 200-year-old pecan on the Pecan Bottoms trail!

This is a nice little trail not far from Austin. Pretty easy, little bit of scenery along the Colorado River. Good choice if you are looking for something close and easy, but there are definitely better options further outside of Austin.

Took some trails around. Then down to the river. Which was good for swimming but the current was quick! Still got in to cool down though. One of these trails was closed but we took it anyways to cut some time, it was mostly just washed out in one area so some climbing was due. Other than that it was good. Very beautiful. We stopped and found a little knook by the river we set up a blanket and swam for a bit, other than that though there wasn’t much river access that wasn’t brushed in.

hiking
4 months ago

wonderful quiet trail on a weekday. wildflowers, butterflies, deer, and lizards along the way.

hiking
muddy
over grown
5 months ago

You get a little bit of everything with this trail. Some parts are moderate to difficult though I am an unseasoned hiker. Lots of areas completely under water or at least very muddy because of heavy recent rainfall. Saw a couple mountain bikers carrying their bikes most of the way. River was up so didn’t see any of the river bank or get to enjoy the river. Those wildflowers tho!

most of it is overgrown and there isn't much to see. even at the overlook... i think it's mostly meant for horseback riding

hiking
6 months ago

Well maintained trail. I prefer more scenic vistas but was a nice walk with lovely wildflowers in early April. Bring water as Texas heat is already setting in at this time.

Really enjoyed the views. Trail was well maintained.

from dirt roads to foot trails, this place has it all. you can even get down in the river. we took our dogs and they had a blast. the weather was nice though down in the trees theres not much of a breeze. some trail signs were confusing but with the app and a map it was fine of course. it gets super muddy when it rains and horses use some of the trails so when it dries up it is quite an uneven path.

Hiked this on March 15th with my fiancé. Trail was marked very well and was in very good condition. Highly recommend taking a detour on the trails to go on the valley view trail which had a great view. Great trail, I would definitely recommend. Also, they have added a new trail called Bluestem. It doesn't appear on the trail maps they give you, and it runs right through the Bluff loop.

hiking
muddy
rocky
7 months ago

hiking
muddy
rocky
8 months ago

Trail was very nice, had some nice views I bet would be absolutely gorgeous in the summertime. I would stay away from the Riverside at this time it became extremely muddy. Overall nicely maintained trail.

The hiking is so serene! Great views, uncrowded, very peaceful. The elevation gain is about 300 ft, and it makes for a good workout. The trails are decently marked. The staff is friendly. Also, its dog friendly (on leash).

hiking
9 months ago

Tad confusing to follow the map given by the visitor's center, as the trails seem to randomly change names. Don't go within days after a rain seems to take a while to dry up, and get pretty muddy. Love the fresh smell, and to hear the running water. Pretty easy trek. Not too shaded which means during cooler weather the sun can still provide warmth. Enjoyed the changes in elevation! Didn't rate higher because I think I prefer a different terrain (larger trees, more narrow paths, rocky, higher elevations, etc), but beyond there was nothing to really dislike!

hiking
9 months ago

The trail was a little annoying to walk due to the horse tracks and mud. Not much scenery along most of the trail, especially when it ran parallel to the road.

The Youpon Trail was full of horse hoof ruts and mud in many of the low lying areas. We paralleled several highways and roads. The auto and truck traffic was loud. Scenery was ok. Partly sunny and partly shady. We started at the trailhead near the visitor’s center and since several trails near the river were closed, we returned via Coyote Trail.

hiking
Wednesday, October 10, 2018

I went in a bad time it was muddy and the horse track marks on the ground made it worst to hike but either then that nice decent hike trail

running
Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Wow I ran this trail along with Bobcat. It was tough for me a flatlander. Beautiful scenery along the river and through stretches of woodlands. Take water.

nice trail along the banks of the river

hiking
Monday, August 20, 2018

Nice trail, the most strenuous in the park.

Would’ve been nice to have some water access at the end of the trail. Nice elevation change for this area. Needs some maintenance.

hiking
Saturday, March 17, 2018

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

Load More