McKinney Falls State Park Homestead Trail

Austin, Texas

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The walk to get to the trailhead is a mini-adventure. Go over the lava-like rock flows from Pilot Knob volcano, which created Lower McKinney Falls 80 million years ago. Then ford Onion Creek, or wade across the top of the falls. The trail passes by the ruins of Thomas F. McKinney’s 1850s homestead and gristmill.

McKinney Falls State Park: Homestead Trail Professional Review and Guide

"The walk to get to the trailhead is a mini-adventure. Go over the lava-like rock flows from Pilot Knob volcano, which created Lower McKinney Falls 80 million years ago. Then ford Onion Creek, or wade across the top of the falls. The trail passes by the ruins of Thomas F. McKinney’s 1850s homestead and gristmill."

Activity Type: Hiking, Mountain Biking, Trail Running
Nearby City: Austin
Distance: 3
Trail Type: Loop/Lollipop
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Season: September to June
Accessibility: Dog-friendly
Driving Directions: Directions to McKinney Falls State Park: Homestead Trail

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May 2018