Homestead Trail is literally a hop, skip, and a jump away once you arrive at McKinney Falls State Park. After crossing the lower falls you will come to a sign that points to the Gristmill and the Homestead, head for the Homestead as this will start you off in the direction the trail is designed to be traveled. On your first ride there are a few spots that may confuse you as to which way to go or where the trail picks back up, just don’t do like I did the first time and inadvertently take one of the maintenance roads – they aren’t that fun to ride. Over-all, this trail is well-laid, the climbs aren’t too difficult, and it even has a section that makes for some nice speed downhill if ya’ let it. This trail is perfect for the new rider. There are a couple spots that border on technical, but little that a beginner shouldn’t be able to handle. For the more advanced rider, don’t think that this trail isn’t worth the time. It is. The singletrack is smooth, winding, and a great place to ooze along enjoying nature or seeing just how fast you can complete 3 miles (just watch for hikers and other riders).