Homestead Trail

MODERATE 51 reviews

Homestead Trail is a 3.1 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Austin, Texas that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and mountain biking and is best used from January until January. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
173 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

hiking

mountain biking

walking

waterfall

wild flowers

Great trail located behind the Lower Falls at McKinney Falls State Park, $6/person or free with a Texas State Park Pass. Wide well maintained gravel path with many offshoots. The offshoots (not featured on the TWPD map) are well defined but can be vegetative. The trailhead is located behind the Lower falls- which you must cross to access. Bring water shoes to cross the shallow area uphill of the falls, or be prepared for leaping from rock to rock over the falls if the water levels are moderate/high.

hiking
1 month ago

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hiking
2 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
2 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
2 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

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3 months ago

hiking
4 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!

hiking
5 months ago

walking
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hiking
6 months ago

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mountain biking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

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

hiking
7 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

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.