"A gorgeous, winding, wooded singletrack loop on the southeastern outskirts of Austin, the Old Homestead Trail offers a fun ride as well as an educational look at the ruins of the old McKinney homestead. A 5-mile paved trail running through the park, the Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail, has a nice dirt diversion just south of the primitive camp area. Though short and pretty easy, this nice little nugget of singletrack offers fun for riders of all ages and skill levels.
Hard-packed dirt winds through dense groves of cedar and oak that are also a popular stop on the migratory route of the painted bunting. Sure, birding and biking are tough to do at the same time, but nothing says you can’t stop and just sit still once in a while! Don’t get too lulled out here—there are a few short, steep drops and climbs with some roots running across them, and there are plenty of close-hanging tree branches that would like to say hello to your head. There are plenty of tight corners to test your handling skills, too. Tread: Mix of singletrack and doubletrack."