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McKinney Falls State Park, Homestead Trail Professional Review and Guide
"There is water for your dog at the restrooms and from the creek but not along the trail. The park also has campsites, including walk-in sites, screened shelters, and an interpretive center."
--Melissa Gaskill, Best Hikes with Dogs: Texas Hill Country & Gulf Coast (The Mountaineers Books).
The best part of the trail was the beginning, when you're at the lower falls. after that--aside from the ruins of McKinney's old summer home--there wasn't much on this trail that you can't find on any other much more secluded trail.
I hiked this trail before all the rains came to texas it was dry but you could tell the waterfall will be very beautiful when it rains, the trail however was a little disappointing it was pretty easy not much of a challenge and some of the trail was next to a road which took away escaping from civilization, the trail also comes up on the backside of Texas Parks and Wildlife headquarters which is not the great if your looking for a rugged challenging hike so if you wana nice stroll through some wooded areas this is it but if your looking for a challenge then this isnt your place
Nice trail with good scenery also many other trails in the area well used trail for running and jogging not very challenging but a nice walk and also swimming with water falls
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