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Onion Creek Trail is a 3.6 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Del Valle, Texas that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs and horses are also able to use this trail.

Length 3.6 mi Elevation gain 203 ft Route type Loop

Dog friendly

Wheelchair friendly

Kid friendly

Stroller friendly

Hiking

Horseback riding

Mountain biking

Nature trips

Walking

Bird watching

Running

Forest

Paved

River

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Bikers, joggers, and hikers share this long loop around the park as it winds through the shady banks of Onion Creek and past more ruins from the homestead.

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Reviews (183)
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Martin Wojcik
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Hiking

Sucks. Total waste of time. Paved flat road

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Allan Hernandez
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Hiking

Nice walking trial. Easy

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Hiking

It was alright. Trail is about 7 feet wide, which seems kind of narrow for a multi-use walking and bicycle path, especially when the bikers are going by full speed. The signs say no motorized vehicles, but I still saw lots of people on motorized bikes, scooters, electric skateboards, and some weird hoverboard with a seat thing. Scenery is not much here either.

Seth Derocher
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Hiking

Pretty disappointed. Looks to be a failed neighborhood that they turned into a park. The trail wasn’t near Onion Creek and while it was an off leash trail people don’t seem to pick up their dog’s poop, which is just lazy and nasty.

Felix Quiles
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Matthew FitzGerald-Chamberlain
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Hiking

This is a nice trail in two distinct segments. The south segment is the Onion Creek trail which is a mostly paved trail through the day use area. The north segment crosses by the falls and then does a nice loops, stopping by the McKinney Homestead which is a cool historical building. It's a nice easy hike, suitable for pretty much anybody.

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Kathy Effan
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Hiking

The trail is nice but the best is the natural pool. Take a floatie with you but go early because the pool will get busy.

Janet Schaab
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Hiking

Nice easy trail. On a hot day, you can go clockwise and reward yourself near the end with a dip in the pool. Or go CCW, start by getting wet, and use evaporative cooling to make the rest of the hike more bearable.

Steven Raden
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Hiking

mostly paved path amongst a good amount of picnic sites. very nice park overall. this path is a bit more straight forward.

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jim t
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Hiking

It was a smooth easy to follow trail. Start at the upper falls and walk the long way around to end and take a refreshing dip at the lower falls. It was a nice afternoon hike and not far from town”Austin”

Aulani Martinez
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Charis Orr
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Hiking

I would recommend this hike for first time hikers, or someone who just wants to get in a good morning walk. It’s also great for a trail runners, fishers, or bikers. I will definitely do one of the more challenging trails next time though. Ultimately the waterfall at the beginning/end of the trail is the highlight of the whole trail. There’s not a lot of scenic views.

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Amber Honeycutt
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Dana Walker
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Hiking

Easy and peaceful. Paved. Took me an hour.

Tyler McKeague
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Hiking

Easy walk.

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Justin Walls
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Hiking

Great Beginner trail... My family and I Base all Texas State Parks Trails off of Garner State Park and or Lost Maples State Park. So that being said, this hike was very easy. The trail was in good shape for a paved trail and there are plenty of restrooms and picnic areas with charcoal grills. The park staff was very professional and courteous. As far as the trail it would be great for jogging and or walking your dog. I don’t see much of a challenge with a mountain bike or a seasoned hiker looking to hike “old baldy”.

Emily M
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Hiking

A nice, easy trail. Mainly flat. We went right after 2 weeks worth of rainfall so the waterfall was flowing very nicely! The trail is paved the whole way. Overall, a refreshing hike!

Jessica Anne
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This is a really easy trail. Pleasant, paved the whole way, and pretty. We stopped at the lower Falls at the end and took a break to wade in the water, and it was very nice. Lots of dogs, but on leash only. There's a $6 per person entrance fee to the park. I'd recommend getting there early. The only issue is the lack of trail markers in spots, especially at the beginning. I would've been lost without a map on my phone with gps.

Coleman S
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Walking

Nice trail mostly flat, almost completely paved though. Nice benches available here and there.

Hallie Mach
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Walking

nice view of river, nothing wild

Nicole Elek
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Hiking

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.

Lisa Besserman
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Hiking

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.

Beth Caruso-Loss
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Great for grandpa and his motorized little rascal!

Rolando Cedillo
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Hiking

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.

Colin Hennessee
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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.

Bobby Ross
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Mountain biking

Pleasant

Chelsea Nazaretian
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It's pretty easy trail and is mostly paved the entire way. Have a couple of cool sites along the way.

Lila Lila
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Walking

Nice loop. Paved all the way so easy access.

Deb Demers
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Horseback riding

Onion Creek Park is actually two parks: Dog park and a Horse park. The dog park starts at the playground and runs a trail about a mile long. Midway down the trail there is a trail to the left to the river. A great place for the dogs to play -- the river is only a few inches deep here. On the other side is the equestrian area. Bikers and hikers can go here also. Miles and miles of trails. Warning: Stay on the trails! There are areas that look like nice meadows but actually they are boggy. Since this area is surrounded by the river, it often gets flooded. You can see flood debris in the bushes and trees 10-12 feet up. A local equestrian group cleans up and maintains the trails. Horse trailer parking consists of just pulling over next to the curb to park. Fantastic place to ride especially during the summer Texas heat because lots of the area is tree covered.

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