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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.

walking
3 months ago

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

Update: Wear long pants! With all the warm weather and rain, the trail is pretty overgrown. It was already primitive (i.e. more of a footpath than a trail), but today the grass was mostly waist high and at one point up to my chest (and I'm pretty tall). The trail is still defined, but wear pants!

This was a great hike! It's not super long, but the elevation changes make it a decent workout. We only saw a few other people out there. Bring water for your dogs - there's a large pond but it's otherwise pretty dry. The greenery was so pleasant! It was peaceful and beautiful!

walking
8 months ago

nice view of river, nothing wild

Nice little trail. Underwhelming views but decently maintained. Lots of trash unfortunately.

hiking
11 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.

Decent lil trail

hiking
Sunday, September 10, 2017

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
Wednesday, August 23, 2017

wear boots, light traffic, primitive, lightly improved, fair upkeep, lots of pet waste on and near trail, lots of trail side trash. otherwise beautiful when you hit a landmine free stretch

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Great for grandpa and his motorized little rascal!

hiking
Sunday, June 04, 2017

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.

nice trail to walk. use bug spray before you go.

Sunday, May 21, 2017

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.

fun trail. be sure to take water.

the trail is awesome but wear the pants. i have a lot of scratches on my calves because of the grass being overgrown.

A little overgrown, but decent terrain changes. Wear pants.

It's a loop trail that I went through backwards. I'll say when the loop breaks (at the parking lot sign, go right. It's way more fun) the water and scenery was peaceful and appreciated being the only one on the trail. I would recommend.

mountain biking
Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Pleasant

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

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

not an out and back as others have mentioned, it's a loop. pretty, quiet, dog-friendly. the ground was super soft, i'll wear boots the next time we go. very nice afternoon hike!

walking
Sunday, December 25, 2016

Nice loop. Paved all the way so easy access.

hiking
Thursday, December 01, 2016

great trail, nice scenery for sure. not ideal if bringing a baby in stroller but if you have a body sling carrier it's worth it for sure. lots to see, baby loved it as much as we did!

Southeast Metro is off the beaten path and therefore, you have a good chance of having it to yourself. It's very hilly but manageable and not as rocky as trails on Austin's west side. It is a shady woodland with two small lakes and a dry creek bed (or at least it was when I was there).

horseback riding
Thursday, March 31, 2016

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.

Nice get away from the city, saw only 2 people on the trail. Definitely a nice, easy-moderate 2.2mile loop, not in and out. A few benches by the water to stop and take in the sounds of nature. The air smelled like poop most of the trail (?) which didn't feel fresh. But this PNW girl is used to the smell of pine trees in the mountains.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Pretty scenic hike, nice length for a chill trail. Definitely watch out for a fallen tree in the path, but super nice that it was a secluded go about.

Was a nice hike with my dog! Very pretty. Not very challenging, but good to just get out into nature.

The primitive trail is more of a moderate hike than an easy one. If you have mobility issues, I would stick to the multi-use paved trail (2 mi) which is ADA compliant and great for bikes/skates/strollers. This map is showing 2.2 miles in/out, but it is indeed a loop. My GPS gave me 2.31 in a loop from parking lot and back around. The map at the trail head says it's a 2.2 mi loop with a .1 mi trail leading to the loop, so expect ~2.3mi with a lot of elevation change. Since we've had a bit of rain and flooding, the trail is a bit run down so watch out for fallen trees and roots sticking out! The bridges are all fun: they seem rickety, but totally stable. Over all, a fun hike with nice scenic spots and plenty of spots to sit, rest, and enjoy the view.

hiking
Sunday, September 13, 2015

Loved this trail and so did my dog! Only passed one other person on the loop, which is my kind of hike. Looking forward to going back!.

hiking
Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This was a great trail. Lots of elevation changes, and not another person on the trail. Must be a good kept secret.

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