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Well shaded and also well paved. Good for families.

One of my favorite spots in Austin since it’s easy to access and has nice views. It can be busy at times but the further away from the main entrance, the quieter. It’s nice when there is water in the creek bed but it’s been dry lately. Lovely trail that I always recommend to out of towners.

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rocky
4 days ago

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muddy
rocky
7 days ago

I thought this location was great for kids except for it was a little slippery after the rain there's a nice park at the entrance of the trail not crowded.

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muddy
19 days ago

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fee
no shade
21 days ago

Pretty well trafficked. There are a few steep inclines and the scenery was nice but the trail itself was a bit short.

on Trailhead Park Trail

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rocky
22 days ago

This was our first time hiking since before our youngest was born. Let me tell you, this trail was so much fun! Ups, downs, rocks and trees!! There are a few places that smelled like sewer since you’re practically walking next to a sewer line the whole way. However, you can only smell it every once in a while. My 7 year old had a blast checking everything out!

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closed
27 days ago

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rocky
28 days ago

Great trail. Never saw another person on a Sunday afternoon. Really cute creek crossing too!

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muddy
rocky
scramble
29 days ago

This was a nice little trail along a creek. Mostly shaded, which is nice. I wouldn't really call this moderate, I would say it's pretty easy. You do have to watch your footing with the rocks and tree roots.

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1 month ago

See new things every time. Not a long trail but it's nice to be near the water of Onion Creek.

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1 month ago

Little smelly from swear at parts. Great slides basketball and soccer court otherwise

I loved this trail. It starts from a playground (plenty of parking on the street) and is easy to follow at first. Down into the woods and along the creek it becomes more technical, with lots of side trails that loop back on themselves. They’re marked, but kind of haphazardly. I think I added an extra mile by following some of the side trails—bring water in case you’re out there longer than you planned. In places the fallen leaves made the trail slippery, and in others it was rocky. I hiked more than I ran, really—it’s not a gentle nature walk, but good for trail running practice due to lots of terrain and elevation changes. On a 70-degree Sunday afternoon I only saw one or two other people the whole time I was out there. It was really great.

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rocky
1 month ago

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rocky
1 month ago

Busy trail on weekends, but nice terrain. Lots of rocks and tree roots. I actually tripped on a root and fell. If you are trail running make sure you are looking out for roots and rocks. There are sewer drains along the route, but the smell isn't noticeable in the winter.

fun trail. really nice in the morning. it got super busy as the day progressed. lots of the creek was dry, but still nice views and trail.

The trail is paved at the McKinney State Park with trees for some shade. It’s not difficult to walk. I went to the dirt trail and it was muddy. The water falls seem to be low at this time. Well maintained and I recorded myself how far my dog & I went. It’s 3.4 miles in 1 hr & 13 mins including several stops. I’d return!

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blowdown
off trail
over grown
rocky
scramble
1 month ago

It was a really nice trail with a beautiful view at the end, totally worth the hike and incline!

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flooded
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rocky
1 month ago

Great trail! Very easy, but was very muddy. Would definitely recommend bringing something to wipe shoes down with.

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